Matchmakers Suggest Looking For These Important Traits In A Partner

Bella Breakdown With the over-abundance of options out there, the dating game can be rather tough these days. With all the online dating sites, apps and social media platforms, the idea of finding “the one” seems more overwhelming than ever. But it can be much easier if you have your deal breakers and your standards. Of course, keeping expectations at bay can be tough, but making sure that you have non-negitioables is a good way to start paring down the competition. Here are some of the qualities that matchmakers and dating experts agree are important to look for in...

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What Do Most Online Daters Look For In A Partner?

Bella Breakdown As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s nice to know what majority of singles are out there looking for in a mate. Well, singles in the online dating field, that is. The dating world has definitely changed. Along with the new wave of online dating apps, websites and you-name-its, it seems the criteria for what makes a good partner has also changed. Can you guess what most people who are dating online are looking for in a partner? We will give you one guess: it’s no longer just about the hot bod (though that never hurts, right)? A solid...

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Tips To Revamp Your Online Dating Profile

Bella Breakdown Refinery29 staffer Lauren Magenta tries her hand at making a coworker’s Tinder profile go from “meh” to “swipe right for sure”. Someone can be really cute, but their profile might still make you want to swipe left. First, it is important to have a single picture of yourself looking straight at the camera. You want your pictures to show confidence, but not too much attitude. Be sure to include enough quality photos and enough information about yourself to pique people’s interest. Tip #1: be sure to have a great shot as your first picture. Tip # 2:...

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Romantic DIY Mini Dates

Bella Breakdown Before we had children, my husband and I used to have weekly date nights. However, once we had kids, we were so tired and money became a priority to go toward “kid stuff” (and did I mention that we were so tired), that those times became few and far between. However, since our three kids are a little older and everyone sleeps through the night, we are always trying to find ways to get out and do something together without too much effort and without breaking the bank. Finding a reliable sitter is the first thing you...

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4 Ways to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

Bella Breakdown Long distance relationships can be rough. Whether you met online but live states apart or if you are in a long-term relationship pursuing careers in different parts of the globe, with the current trends in technology there’s only going to be more of them. We know it’s hard, so here’s 4 ways to make your long distance love life last. Tech talk: technology is your bestfriend when you’re physically apart from your partner. Don’t just use text and email either, enable video on your phone and computer so you can see each other, have a virtual dinner...

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