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Five things to never tell your friends about your relationship

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How much information is ‘too much information’?

Relationships go through all kinds of trials and tribulations, peaks and pits, and steady evolution’s. From butterflies in your stomach to pure anxiety over the unknown, if you haven’t felt the sensation of a roller-coaster while in a relationship then you are a sacred minority.

Ultimately, though, it’s a two person ride and privacy is imperative. While we all enjoy a juicy bit of gossip over brunch or drinks, our friends may not always want the full download on our relationship and we shouldn’t always want to give it either. Sometimes ‘too much information’ means exactly that.

Here are the top five things about your relationship that you shouldn’t share with friends;

  1. When you’re going through a sex slump

Going through a sex slump when in a relationship is totally normal; it’s nothing to worry about. Naturally, though, we overthink the situation and before you know it you’re detailing your dry season to your closest friends. But they’re not the person you want to have sex with. If your sex life has slowed down with your partner then speak to them about it, work through it and make time to be intimate together.

  1. Bedroom kink

What happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom. Your partner’s sexual fantasies were shared with you in the comfort of your relationship zone, which your friends weren’t invited to. Don’t divulge your partner’s dirty secrets to your besties; you don’t know how it could affect their view of him.

  1. Money issues

Only you can make your friends respect your partner, and if you’re bad-mouthing him behind his back you’re setting him up for failure. Money is the root of many arguments; whether you have too much or not enough. Keep your financial arrangements, like who pays more rent, who bought last week’s groceries or if you’ve had to lend him money to yourself.

  1. Playing away from home

Whether it’s an emotional or a physical affair, any acts that caused you or your partner to stray outside the confines of your relationship should be kept schtum. Friends have opinions and you may not want to hear them if you’re feeling fragile about the situation.  Sharing the details with your mates instead of your partner will make coming back from the affair even harder. Similarly, if you think that your partner is cheating then ask them, don’t use your friends as a soundboard for advice. Speculation is the enemy of calm.

  1. Details about his bits

It’s common to dish the details on your partner’s body when you first start dating them, men do it too and the conversations often get rowdy. But if you can see yourself with this person long-term, do you really want your mates to know what size he is or which direction it bends? If it’s something that could potentially embarrass him, leave it out.

Pillow talk

How to be an ace communicator in the bedroom

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Start as you mean to go on

If the thought of talking dirty during the act makes you feel awkward, then start by sending some flirty texts beforehand to set the scene.

Be positive

If something doesn’t feel good, rather than telling your partner what’s wrong, focus on asking them to do something you know you enjoy. Like “I love it when you do…”. That way they’ll switch it up without feeling bad they got it wrong.

Words don’t say it all

Groans, moans and sighs of delight are a great way to let your partner know they’re pressing the right buttons without the need to find the words.

Sign language

Use your hands to gently guide his to where you want them to be – he’ll appreciate the direction!

Body talk

Responding to your partner’s non-verbal signals can be just as telling – so keep an eye on how their body is reacting too.

Sharing’s not caring

If things aren’t going quite right in the bedroom, don’t be tempted to share the news with any mutual friends. If it gets back to your partner they are likely to lose their trust in you, and it’s bound to be awkward on the next dinner or night out.

Forget the ex

Nothing is guaranteed to spoil the mood more than talking about previous sexual experiences. Save those memorable stories for nights out with the girls.

Do some research

A great way to get inspiration for the bedroom is to flick through sex guides and women’s magazine websites with your partner. They’re full of fun ideas that are a bit more realistic than the stuff you see in erotic movies and will get you talking all the way upstairs.

 

The 15 Men You’ll Meet on Dating Apps

Ever joined a dating app? We’ve identified 15 types of men you’re bound to meet…

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  1. The cryptic – He posts one ultra pretentious quote or statement on his profile in an attempt to make you think he’s a deep thinker. Luckily we’re not so easily fooled!
  1. The emoticon overuser – One or two maybe, but every other word? You can have too much of a good thing…
  1. The topless selfie lover – AKA, body and self obsessive. He’ll be too busy admiring himself to notice how great you look.
  1. The overachiever – He’s got an amazing job, has travelled the world, does the Iron Man every weekend, blah blah. We already feel inadequate.
  1. The historian – Fascinating to see what he looked like 10 years ago, but how about an up-to-date shot?
  1. The too good to be true boy – Surrounded by images of cute dogs, adoring children, loved up mates, surely he’s not for real?
  1. The faceless guy – Without a picture he has no hope of securing a (decent) date. Anyway, what is he trying to hide?
  1. The ex-files man – Pictures with his old girlfriend? Doesn’t he have any mates?
  1. The bio light – Writing a biog is awkward – we know we’ve been there. But he should at least give it a try!
  1. The Unicorn – His life is so amazing and perfect, so why is he on a dating app anyway?
  1. The All Action Hero – You’ll find him on a yacht sailing the Solent or skiing down a mountain in the Alps. Doesn’t he ever just go to the pub for a drink on a weekend?
  1. One Word Responder – Giving short replies to our insightful questions. Really? More effort required otherwise any date is going to be most painful.
  1. The Shady One – Sunglasses are a cool fashion accessory we admit, but as a main profile shot they are hiding the windows to his soul…
  1. The Health Nut – Those protein shakes and daily runs are most impressive but we don’t want to be made to feel guilty when we spend Sunday slobbing around in our PJs, eating ice cream and binge-watching Scandal.
  1. The Early Sexter – He could at least wait until we’ve been on a date before the naughty messaging gets started. Cheeky!