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Do You Know Who Your Family Member is Dating?

1 Sep

By: Alice Curt

When someone in your family starts dating, you want to know if he/she is making the right choice and their safety is not compromised. But with technology enabled modern dating, that can be difficult to guarantee.

Online Dating
Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to meet and form relationships online. In fact, Esquire mentioned that young adults and 55-65 year olds are the most active users of online dating services. As this convenient way of meeting people started to take off, new dangers have also appeared. There are people who create fake profiles to scam others. Harassment is also a real risk as well as identity theft or fraud. These potential scenarios make it hard not to ask about a family member’s dating life. That’s why Relationships-411 previously listed apps that guardians should know about.

What To Do
In spite of our protective nature, it’s important that you give your loved one enough space. Reality-based dating shows have influenced us to be curious of other people’s romantic lives. The Bachelor, for instance, is still running strong after 22 seasons. The British series Love Island is another program with the same goal, as contestants in the show aim to find romance. Ladbrokes notes that the latest season’s most loved couple are Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer. They are a perfect example of having limits on prying into a family member’s relationship. Dani’s father, actor Danny Dyer, anonymously asked about the private details of his daughter’s relationship on the radio. Thankfully, Dani didn’t kiss and tell. If shows like the aforementioned still pique our interest in strangers’ dating lives, it’s not hard to understand why people would want to know about their loved ones’ relationships, especially if it will help keep them safe.

US News suggests striking a balance between talking and listening, making sure not to impose your own feelings on your loved one. Trust their judgment and that you’ve taught them well about the dangers of modern dating. Unless the person they’re dating is outright putting them in harm’s way, just be supportive of who they choose to be with.

About Alice: Tech enthusiast. Gamer. Blogger. Music Lover.

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6 Best Hookup Results and Stories

25 Aug

By: Clark Ma

No one in this world can say that hookups aren’t glorious. Casual sex is one of the best ways to let off steam and experience something new, every once in a while. Doing the same monotonous things every day can take a heavy toll on you over time. So it’s a great thing to turn off your brain and have fun with strangers. Casual sex was once considered to be a negative experience to partake in, but lately, a lot has changed in our world. Today, although there is still a little bit of stigma attached to it, more people are comfortable to be open about it. 

To help with casual sex encounters there are many amazing dating apps out there which come with fantastic and convenient features to help you find the perfect partner. There might be a few crazy people there too, but with a little bit of common sense and caution, you can prevent any potential complications from developing. If you use these dating apps properly, you can be on your way to having some great casual sex.

However, because of the great potential dating apps offer, things can get a little bit crazy when it comes to such encounters. You get to hear some really wacky/cool/bizarre hook up stories if you really look for them. Here are some of the best hookup results and stories people have had online.

1) The Heartfelt Pick up Line

One man shared his amazing hook up story online about the time he hooked up with girls on a popular dating app. During his college time, he was using the app and swiping girls nonstop for days and accumulated over 300 matches. From the 300 matches; he sent messages to two girls with the pickup line, “Sit on my face and I’ll eat my way to your heart”. This line might sound corny, but it worked on both of them. Maybe they both liked sitting on faces or they found this line to be clever enough to sleep with him. Either way, he is one happy camper.

2) Hooking Up in Sacred Places

One woman shared her insane hook up story online about the time she had casual sex with a stranger in one of the most sacred places of her life. She met a guy online and later went on a date with him. After walking through a park for some time, they started making out and decided to have sex. They both found a private spot in the park and went to town on each other. After reaching home she spoke about her date and where she went,to her mom. Her mom replied that the spot where she went to was the same place where her parents got married. Weddings will never be the same for her ever again.

3) Sex Education

One guy, curious about dating apps decided to join one to see what  the buzz was all about. He browsed the app and soon found someone. They both went out for a date and later ended up in bed. The woman was an artist and a gamer and they both watched porn on their date before having sex. The next day morning he went back to his place and life went back to being normal. A few days later he went to college, only to see the same girl again, only this time she was his art history teacher!

4) You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog

A guy found a girl online who was still living with her parents. They started playing around on the couch and as things escalated they decided to try anal. After the whole experience, he pulled out and she defecated on the couch. Next day her parents saw it and blamed the dog for it. This is just the best, worst hook up story you can find online.

5) Desperation Comes At a Price!

A guy and a girl went on their first date to a live music venue. It was an important moment for both, as that venue was to be torn down after this event. After the show, they both decided to go home and have some fun. Alcohol was also present in their company and that too lots of it. Once they reached his home, he realized that he doesn’t have his keys with him. Desperate to not let this glorious opportunity be wasted, he picked up his skateboard and threw it at his window. The glass shattered and flew everywhere but he managed to get in and open the door from the inside. Sadly his roommates reached a few minutes later, to find the broken glass pieces all over the floor. Long story short, he sure got laid, but had to pay $150 for it.

6) Two Negatives Make a Positive

Nothing unites two people more than sadness and the will to overcome it. A guy and a girl met through a mutual friend online, after coming out of separate bad break ups. After meeting at their friend’s place they really didn’t hit off. Both of them still had their personal walls up, unwilling to open up to other people and new experiences. After talking to each other for some time, they started realizing that they share a lot of pain and struggle. They wanted to come out of that harmful phase, but were too afraid to take a chance.

They both went to bed as two friends and after a few hours she was asleep, but the guy was still awake. For some reason he couldn’t take his eyes off the girl. Seeing her sleep so peacefully made him fall in love with her. As crazy as it sounds, he saw something in her that he was struggling with. When she slept, all of her worry and pain washed away and only her beauty remained. He told her about what he felt the next day and she smiled and left. The next day she called him and asked him to come to her place. What followed were the greatest nights either of them had ever had. Sometimes sharing your experiences and burdens with someone ends up making the most powerful connections.  

Bio: This is Clark and I love to share content related to relationships, dating, sex and hookup to please others. I love dogs, traveling, fishing and climbing mountains.

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Teenagers and Online Dating Apps

18 Jun

I recently saw a story about the dangers of anonymous dating apps; and the deadly consequences they’ve had for some young people. This particular story profiled a teenager who met someone online, he gained her trust and she agreed to secretly meet-up with him. Her parents learned of her secret escapades with this man and intervened and got the authorities involved. This story ended well for this young lady, but not all have been so fortunate. She is still faced with the emotional and psychological consequences of the situation but she is alive.

This story brought to light just how little many parents know of online dating and their teenager’s internet use. When it comes to the internet, social media, and teenagers a parent can never be too careful. The following are a few online dating apps that all parents should know about:

Kik. An instant messaging app similar to texting that has over 90 million users. Safety tips for parents. The app is free and similar to WhatsApp but has an internal browser meant to encourage users to spend more time in the app.

Flirt. This app promotes online “no-hassle flirting” and definitely one parents should know about. It’s relative ease of use makes it a popular one for teens.

Tinder. Swipe right to “like” or left to “pass”. Tinder is a photo and messaging dating app where the user browse and either like or pass on pictures of individuals that are within a certain mile radius of them. If two people both “like” each other’s photo, the app allows them to message each other.

Skout.  This is another “flirting” app and allows teens to set-up profiles. The teens are placed in a separate group from the adult users and are allowed to post to a feed, comment on other user’s posts, chat and share photos. Users can redeem or cash in points when they want details on who checks them out or want to search outside of their geographic area for new users.

Badoo. This is an adults only dating app that is meant for the 18 and older audience. This app has over 200 million users worldwide and tracks the location of its users and matches their profiles to other users who are nearby.

This is not an exhaustive list but some of the more popular sites that teens are using.

Congratulations Michelle Williams and Pastor Chad Johnson

19 Apr

Congrats are in order for Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams and former Youth Pastor and Professional Sports Chaplain, Pastor Chad Johnson! The couple formally announced that they are engaged to be married this summer. For those who have been with this blog family for a couple of years, you may remember, Terry Cato’s interview with Pastor Chad on his call to ministry, relationship status and career.

Pastor Chad is a friend of Relationships-411 and we wish both him and Mich

Credit: Austin and Nicole Barkis / Barkis and Co.

Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson Credit: Austin and Nicole Barkis / Barkis and Co.

elle nothing but love, happiness and success!

More:

Michelle Williams is Engaged! 

Michelle reveals why she waited to tell Beyonce and Kelly about her relationship

Karma is a Bih!

12 Apr

That’s right, karma is a bih; and I don’t feel sorry for Khole Kardashian. Not that she needs my pity – she has her sisters and her gazillion fans, they got her. Unless you’ve been out of the country or under a rock, you have probably heard by now the confirmed rumors that her NBA boyfriend and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson has been caught cheating with among others an “Instagram Model” and stripper.

When it comes to infidelity in relationships, I was taught that the same way you got him will be the same way you lose him. We all remember Khloe proudly displaying her relationship with Thompson across social media while his very pregnant ex-girlfriend was due to give birth to their son. However, I don’t think Khloe ever thought she would be in a similar predicament.

Much respect to Tristan’s ex who quietly moved on with her life and allowed him the space to flaunt his new relationship with Khloe while she birthed and cared for their son. I love her response  to the debacle, “If you respect yourself and you respect others, you would never make light of the misfortune of anyone, nor would you feel indemnified when it comes at the expense of others. Wishing peace for everyone.” Such a classy response. On the other hand, its human nature and we all know that she is basking in a sea of private gratification right now. Go on girl, you deserve it.

No matter how Khloe decides to move forward, I really do wish her the best. Everyone deserves to be happy and have the desires of their heart. Best wishes.

redtues_brokenheartFor More: Khloe Kardashian gives birth to first child

Inside Tristan Thompson’s Life Before Khloe Kardashian: Girlfriends, Scandals and His Road to NBA Riches
Pregnant Khloé ‘went ballistic’ when she found out about Tristan’s cheating
Tristan Thompson Booed During First Game Since Allegations He Cheated on Pregnant Khloé Kardashian 

Leave Abuse And Never Look Back

27 Mar

I recall the time my ex-fiancé told me that I would never find someone who would treat me as good as he did. For a moment I believed him, then I found my strength and left him.

Ladies (and men) never stay in an abusive relationship for fear of being alone or lonely. You can be in a relationship and still be lonely or unfulfilled. Abuse comes in many forms not just physical; but include: emotional, psychological, and financial.redtues_brokenheart

My ex never physically abused me but was very abusive with his words and the way he treated me. I realize, it’s not easy to leave the abuse or abuser, but you must. Your life (literally) depends on it!

When I broke things off, my ex said, “I will always be a part of your life.” I responded, “no you won’t.” After our conversation, I blocked his number and email and have never looked back.

I am now happily married to a wonderful man, someone far better than I had ever imagined or dreamed of.

Should a Man Date If he is Struggling with His Finances?

12 Dec

A little something I found while trolling the internet. 😊 Your thoughts, should a man date if he is struggling with his finances?

Social Media is Ruining My Relationship!

7 Jan

The other day, I was listening to a local radio show during my morning commute and the discussion for the day was about a comment that someone sent to the Show Hosts stating that, “…social media is ruining my relationship.”

In summation, the person was very insecure that her boyfriend had so many female friends on Facebook and Instagram; especially since he was – in her words – always posting suggestive photos and enjoyed the attention he gets from the women in the form of “likes.”

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What are your thoughts? Is the boyfriend wrong for enjoying this type of attention? Or is the girlfriend being overly sensitive?

 

 

Relationship Hot Topics

21 Nov

As we approach the season of love, (Christmas through Valentine’s Day) where a lot of couples historically get engaged, if I was a betting person – I would bet that half of the couples who will get engaged and then married do not discuss these critical topics BEFORE getting married:

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  1. Finances – who will manage the finances, how will bank accounts be set-up and managed;
  2. Sex – their view on sex (frequency, preferences/likes, dislikes);
  3. Children – how many they will have and/or how they will raise them;
  4. Faith or lack of – their belief system and commitment to their faith;
  5. Career aspirations/dreams/goals – some people actually talk about their career aspirations with their future spouse, but most fail to discuss their dreams and wants.

If this is you – you have become recently engaged to be married, talk about everything. Don’t just cover the obvious basics: the past, family dynamics, and failed relationships. Discuss sensitive issues, such as your spending habits and view on money/finances; how many children you want and how you will discipline them, how you will introduce them to your faith, etc.; and don’t be afraid to share your dreams with your future spouse.

Communication is KEY in marriage. The foundation for good communication should be laid long before you say “I do”.

 

Real Talk w/Terry: Relationships 101, Part 2

23 Jun

I’m excited to share part 2 of my panel discussion with co-eds at San Jose State University. I truly enjoyed my time interviewing the students; we talked about everything from the Tinder app and the perceived hook-up culture of  millennial’s to should they date someone with kids.

Enjoy!

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