Here’s some intelligence for your romance, from dating to marriage and beyond.
• First, on the dating front: What’s the #1 mistake women make when it comes to finding Mr. Right? Believing only one man can be a perfect fit. That’s from Dr. Neil Clark Warren, author of Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons. But once you realize you’ll be compatible with hundreds of guys, you’re much more likely to recognize “a Mr. Right” when you meet one.
• Then, a recent survey shows that speaking a foreign language makes you more attractive. So, learn some foreign phrases! Try this one: Japanese psychologists created what they claim is the ultimate romantic line: “Rainen no kono hi-mo issho ni wrattei-yoh.” Translation: “This time next year, let’s be laughing together.”
Now that we’ve covered dating, here’s some intelligence for your marriage:
• If you’re still fuming days after a fight, listen up. A study at the University of Tennessee found that harboring resentment raises your blood pressure and heart rate. But if you tell your spouse how you feel and get a little forgiveness going.
It’ll boost your heart health and lead to a happier marriage.
• And this one’s for the guys. If you want to “wow” your wife on your next anniversary, start a new tradition. Send her a card a few weeks early, inviting her to meet you at a fancy restaurant. Wear a suit, order champagne, and toast the love of your life. And when the dessert with a candle is delivered, stand up and kiss her before she blows it out. And the gift? How about a leather-bound album of “just-you-and-me” photos from the past year. It won’t take much to convince her to celebrate your anniversary like that every year. And you’ll never have to worry about coming up with the perfect anniversary present again!