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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Moving in Together

If you’re considering moving in with your partner, congratulations! This is a major milestone in your relationship and we’re super happy for you. Before you make the move, and even if you’re in the middle of it now, this post should help you navigate the situation. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when moving in together.

1. Are You Buying or Renting?

If you’re an unmarried couple and one or both of you are buying the home you’re moving into, consider drawing up a living arrangement contract prior to making the big move. Such an agreement should outline how much each of you pays monthly, what that money is used for and what should happen in the event that one or both of you move out should it not be successful. While some people find these sorts of contracts to be similar to a pre-nup and may have a negative view of them, they’re actually for both of your financial protection and peace of mind.


Just Friends or Something More? 6 Signs She Really Likes You

This one’s for all the guys out there who aren’t sure whether or not a girl is into you. Maybe you’re coworkers. Maybe you’re friends. Whatever the case may be, this post should help you start seeing the signs she really likes you… or realize you really are just friends.

1. She’s Touchy-Feely With You

Women are naturally more affectionate than men, but keep an eye out to see if she’s extra touchy-feely when it comes to you. Does she seem to create situations or make excuses so she can stand, sit or be close to you? Does she hug you both “hello” and “goodbye” when everyone else just waves or gives the typical nod greeting? If you find she’s touchy-feely with you, more than other people are, there’s a good chance that she may be interested in something more than friendship. On the other hand, you should continue to read the other signs just in case she’s just the hugging type.


5 Small Things That Women Love Big Time

When you’re in a relationship, it can be all too easy to find yourself forgetting to do the small day-to-day things that you used to do for your girlfriend or wife. To be fair, it goes both ways. When you’re so in love and so comfortable, you almost subconsciously stop paying attention to the little things that actually mean a lot. If you’re looking to score some brownie points or need to get yourself out of the dog house, this post is for you. Today we give you a list of five small things that women love BIG time.


Advice for Your First Thanksgiving as a New Couple

Your first Thanksgiving as a new couple can help you learn a lot about your new partner – especially if you have yet to meet his family. On the other hand, it can be a stressful time because you might feel like you have to be on your absolute best behaviour. With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and American Thanksgiving also on the horizon, we’re sharing our top tips for surviving your first Thanksgiving holiday as a new couple.


Is There Merit to Giving Your Ex a Second Chance?

It’s hard to break away from the familiar, especially when the good times were good (even though the bad times might have been real, real bad). Lots men and women consider giving their exes second chances. But, is there really any merit to giving your ex a second chance? Or, is the decision to try again only going to end in heartbreak? Read this post to find out if it’s worth giving it a go… just one more time.


What You’re Saying VS. What He’s Hearing in Your Relationship

We’re all familiar with the old adage “men are from Mars and women are from Venus,” and it has become the cultural red herring for explaining the differences between genders. But how often does this idea actually make its way into our relationships? Well, perhaps more often that you think. Sometimes we think our significant other is hard of hearing, severely confused, and maybe sometimes just silly. Always remember however that communication is a two way street and when you’re saying something but they are hearing something different, there’s always a way to find common ground.


The 3 Toxic Friendships we all Have to Learn to Ditch

Just like every relationship, friendships have their ups and downs. And while it is totally normal to be feuding with your bestie every once in a while, there are some people that just don’t learn. These are ‘toxic’ relationships that start to affect your daily life and must be addressed. While there are many kinds of toxic friendships, here are a few that came to mind for us. If any of your inner circle fits these descriptions, it may be time to cut ties ASAP:


The Best Kind of Music to Play in the Bedroom

Sex is an important part of all loving relationships, so when you’re going to spend some time in the bedroom together it always helps to set the mood first. Want to get on the same wavelength with your partner? Start your spicy evening off right with our list of the  best kind of music to play in the bedroom.


Relationship Advice for Women Who Have Been Cheated On… From Women Who Have Been Cheated On

We asked women who have been cheated on in the past what advice they’d give to women who are currently dealing with a recent breakup or a stressful relationship because of cheating. Here’s what they had to say:

Sarah—“Listen to your intuition.”

I would have all of the evidence in the world, except his confession and still want to give my ex the benefit of the doubt. It’s not easy to accept something you know will break your heart. Don’t make the same mistake I did. 9 times out 10, my intuition has been right. If you feel like a guy is cheating on you that’s because he probably is; and if not, then there’s something he’s not telling you about how he feels about your relationship. Whichever the case, do exactly what your gut is telling you to do, do exactly what you would do if your intuition was right. I promise that you won’t regret it and you’ll be happier in the long run.

Getting a House

5 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Place With Your Partner

Choosing your first place with your partner can be difficult, but it’s also a lot of fun! Before you start the searching process here are 5 things you need to know before getting a place with your partner.

1. Intent

Deciding whether you’re going to buy, lease or invest is the first thing you’ll want to decide upon with your significant other. If you want to buy and your partner wants to lease, moving out together may not be the best idea.

2. Budget

After you agree on whether you’re going to buy, lease or invest, you’ll want to discuss your budget. It’s likely that one of you will earn a higher income than the other; in which case, it’s important to compromise on who will pay for what in terms of the down payment or first and last’s rent, mortgage or rent, furniture and appliances, and groceries. Sorting this out ahead of time will help you avoid any problems before it’s too late to back out of your purchase. It will also keep you both on the same page in terms of what you can afford and how you each need to adjust your personal budgets.

3. Size

Once you’ve decided on a budget, you can start planning out the search criteria for your place beginning with the size. Size is extremely important when thinking about the potential for resale if you decide to buy or invest. It’s also very important to consider if you decide you want to rent, lease or buy because it’s the space you’ll need to be able to wind down in after a long day’s work. You can’t do that if your furniture, belonging’s and partner overwhelm you from the space they take up.

4. Bedrooms

This decision is super important. It could be the difference between you or your significant other spending their evenings at a local Starbucks to get some alone time and you or your partner being able to find peace in their own home, without having to leave home. Space creates harmony in a relationship. Everyone needs to spend some quality time with themselves. For this reason, we recommend you opt for a place with more than one bedroom.

5. Location

Location is one of the biggest things to decide upon because there are so many important factors to consider. If you’re buying, you’re going to want a place where the property value will go up within at least five years. You’ll also want to choose somewhere near public transportation or a highway for an easy commute to work. The neighbourhood is also a huge deciding factor for you. Do you want to live in a family-oriented neighbourhood, with a school nearby , neighbourhood watch and a safe trail to take your morning jogs on? Or do you want a young, urban neighbourhood where you can always find something new and fun to do the second you leave your doorstep? It all comes down to whether you want to buy, invest or lease and your lifestyle preferences.


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