Our Relationship Expert’s Guide To Finding Love, And Making It Last

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Love scrabble pieces (caption:  Relationship Expert's Guide To Finding Love)If there’s one thing in life that many of us might consider a mystery, it’s gotta be love. It seems like there are thousands of ballads singing about the drama and heartbreak that is involved with the four-letter word. Not to mention all the romantic films about falling in and out of love.

Living life is great solo, but ask most people, and it’s a heck of a lot better when you have someone to experience it with. All the ups and downs, highs and lows. Especially during a pandemic. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a partner to keep you company?

There are a number of reasons to fall in love, from starting a family to having a travel companion, but you’re probably thinking that’s easier said than done. And once you find “the one,” keeping the sparks alive over time takes work too, (take our word for it). Our team of lovers is here to share their experiences and help you on your journey.

First Comes Love

Best Online Dating SitesLost seem the days of meeting people IRL (in real life). In this age of social media, online networking is the new normal. Especially amidst a global pandemic when we are forced to keep our distance and utilize technology to connect with other humans.

Luckily, there are dozens of websites and apps to help you meet your match. How do they work? In most cases you fill out a profile describing yourself, and then fill in information about the type of match you are looking for. Then the online dating services use your data along with a number of sophisticated algorithms to pair you with potential partners. That way, you can weed out candidates and get to know your matches via chat before you take the time to meet in person. Our very own co-founders met using online dating almost two decades ago and have been happily married ever since.

Learn more and find our top picks for the online best dating sites, including features, pricing, and more.

Then (For Some) Comes Marriage

Engagement ring on finger (caption: how to pick out an engagement ring)And once you find your forever mate, you might be ready to tie the knot and make it official. If you’re in the market for a ring, hopefully, your partner has dropped some subtle hints as to their preferences (and hopefully you have a way of figuring out their ring size without them noticing!).

Or maybe you are researching rings to find out more about the various cuts, shapes, and materials. There are endless stone options and metals to choose from, including ethically sourced diamonds and eco-friendly diamonds manufactured in labs (i.e. no mine labor involved).

Not sure where to start? Fear not, our experts have written a comprehensive guide to rings where you can get your questions answered.

Then Comes…Happy Ever After?

Maybe in Hollywood it does. We get it, your companion that’s been around 24/7 during quarantine can get on your nerves, and sometimes you end up in outright shouting matches. That’s normal, we’re all humans with feelings and emotions. Over time, the “honeymoon phase” might wear off. But that doesn’t mean things are over. Real relationships take real work. So why not spice things up with a date night box? It’s a fun way to change up the routine and get to know your spouse on a new level.

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About The Author:

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of travel started from an early age – on her first international adventure she traveled solo to Japan while in grad school to visit her hometown's sister city. During college, she studied abroad in Spain and since then she’s traveled to Europe, Latin America, and regularly throughout the U.S.

Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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