Relationship Advice: How to Heal a Broken Heart

By Rachel Sparks

The relationship advice in this week’s Single in Stilettos dating advice video will help you mend that broken heart. Relationship expert and founder of Single in Stilettos Suzanne Oshima interviews relationship author Duana Welch for her top three tips on how you can heal after a break-up.

Relationship Author Duana Welch Offers Her Best Relationship Advice on How to Heal a Broken Heart

1. Be brave: “The things that we dream of most are the things we are most scared of,” Welch shares. Face your fear in order to pursue your dream relationship. It’s easier to sit on the couch and wallow in heartache, but that doesn’t help you move on. Dating is scary, but as the relationship author says, “Do it anyway.”

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Dealing with a Dating Burnout

2. Move on: May Weather once said, “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.” Welch quotes this eighteenth-century woman to prove her point: The best way to move past an old heartache is to jump into a new relationship. No matter what people say about loving yourself first, starting up another relationship can offer the adrenaline that helps you forget the past pain.

Related Link: Expert Dating Advice: How to Move a Stagnant Relationship to Commitment

3. Learn relationship science: There are boundless resources that can teach you about the human mating cycle. While that’s not a glamorous term for dating, when you begin to treat relationships like science experiments, you can learn what works and what doesn’t. If you’re already hurting from heartache, how bad can failing at dating experiments be? As Welch advises, “Taking no steps is guaranteed failure.”

For more dating advice videos and additional information about the Single in Stilettos shows, click here

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Relationship Advice for the Guys: How to Approach a Woman You’re Interested In

By David Wygant

One of the biggest problems for men today is that they suffer from a made-up disease called Approach Anxiety. I keep waiting to see commercials during football games from a major drug manufacturer. It would start like this: a man staring at a woman who is staring at her phone. The man would be thinking about what to say. The woman would still be standing there, checking her Facebook feed or re-reading a text. You can substitute any of the details for this situation because, wherever women go, they’re staring at their phones. It’s their safety blanket, their virtual crutch. It may be annoying, but it still doesn’t give the men a reason not to go and talk them.

Unfortunately, most men will be in this situation and say, “I really wanted to talk to this woman, but she was too busy on her phone.” Women will always have their phone. It’s the way they protect themselves, which means that men have to learn to conquer their Approach Anxiety.

Relationship Advice on Approaching Women from Relationship Expert David Wygant

Related Link: Relationship Advice: When’s the Right Time to Pop the Question (Marriage)?

If you suffer from Approach Anxiety, try this new pill. If you are always trying to think of the right thing to say, then you need to take Approach No More. Now, the side effects may be substantial. You may itch. You may have a chronic stomachache. You may have heart palpitations, but at least you’ll be able to go talk to a woman.

Honestly, I find the whole thing super silly. My relationship advice is to remember that you’re just strangers passing each other during the day. It’s so easy to start a conversation based on whatever is going on in the moment. I call it the power of observation.

Observe what a woman is doing and make a comment on it so you are jumping into her world. For instance, if she’s at Starbucks and ordering a drink you’ve never had, say something like, “I’ve never had that here. Is it good? Is it your favorite?”

Men are always looking for opening lines. Opening lines are the biggest con in the world. Speak, talk, say anything, be human. Talk to a woman like you would talk to a regular person, and stop treating her like she’s ET’s sister. That’s how you approach a woman you’re interested in. Remember that you’re not truly interested in her until you get to know her.

Related Link: Relationship Advice for Guys: Why Is It So Hard to Date? 

So how do you get to know her? You must talk to her. Communicate with her. Speak to her. Talk to her like you would anybody else. In my 20 years of being a relationship expert and helping men and women understand each other, I basically have told men the same thing over and over again: Stop worrying so much about what you say and just say anything. Realize women are more open than you think. They’ll put the phone down if you come and talk to them, if you’re confident about what you say, if you speak to them like you would an old friend. But if you go over there and try to say something clever that’s really not clever, if you say something stupid that you’ve seen on the Internet, or if you’re just shaking in your pants because you’re so afraid to talk to her, she’s going to feel that energy and want to run.

The only way you make a woman interested in you is if you treat her as you treat anybody else, and it’s something that I do all the time. This dating advice works. The problem is that men have been marketed to death and made to believe that they need to do something so spectacular. Try talking to her about what’s going on in the moment and listen to what she has to say. Just treat her like a human being.

David Wygant is an internationally-renowned dating and relationship expert, author of the book Naked, and speaker. Through his boot camps, personal coaching, and his website, his love advice has transformed the relationships and love of hundreds of thousands of people from every corner of the globe. 

For more expert relationship advice from David, click here.

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Celebrity News: Brad Pitt is Casually Dating as He Adjusts to Single Life as a Dad

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Brad Pitt is Casually Dating as He Adjusts to Single Life as a Dad

Brad Pitt. Photo: Twitter/@wmag

By Rachel Sparks

According to E!Online.comthe celebrity news is that Brad Pitt is slowly dipping his toes into the celebrity dating pool. The 46-year old actor is adapting to being single and seeing his family. Pitt stays busy by meeting with his large group of guy friends, none of them in the business, riding his motorcycle, and having regular dinner and lunch meetings. Though Pitt doesn’t see his six kids as much as he wants, he has been filling his time with family, including going back to his Missouri and Oklahoma roots. As far as dating? This recently divorced celebrity says it’s complicated and not a priority.

This celebrity news shows us celebs aren’t immune to having to adjust. What are some ways to know you’re ready to get back into the dating scene when you have kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Balance is key when you’re a single parent. You have to make sure you balance the demands of your career with the demands of your family. Maintaining a house, both the operations and finances, alone can be a challenge. Somewhere in there, of course, you need to be able to take care of yourself. Here’s Cupid’s dating advice to help you get ready for dating again:

1. Balance career: If you were the main bread-winner, maintaining the house and investing in your family was on the back burner because you had someone else helping you. When suddenly your support is gone, having the mental and physical energy to still invest in your career in addition to your new responsibilities can be daunting. Make sure your career is in a place where you can take some focus away and instead invest in yourself and a relationship.

Related Link: Former Celebrity Couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Agree to Seal Divorce Documents

2. Are your kids ready: With a large brood of kids like Brad Pitt, getting back into dating can be a lot harder. Each age range of childhood processes divorce differently, so each child will vary on their resistance to a parent returning to dating. As a parent, be ready for that resistance, but make sure you’re caring for your children, too.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Talking Again

3. Length of relationship: Depending on the length of your marriage, you may need more time to cope post-divorce. Shared affairs, such a mortgages and finances, can be hard to unravel and separate. Aside from that, the emotional aspect of becoming suddenly single can be a shock. As fun as dating can be again, if you’re looking for something more serious, consider giving yourself the adequate amount of time to heal and the appropriate length of courting before claiming a relationship is serious.

As a single parent, how have you decided when it was the right time to start dating again? Share your dating advice below!

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Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Husband and wife affectionately exchanging gifts. Photo: monkeybusinessimages / Bigstock.com

By Rachel Sparks

Christmas is less than a week away and with all the chaos and crowds in stores, last minute shopping for Christmas gifts is a nightmare. We’ve got the perfect gifts to help you finish your Christmas list! Read Cupid’s product reviews to help you manage your running-out-of-time holiday stress!

These last minute Christmas gifts will help you ace Christmas!

Drink Tops:

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Drink Tops. Photo: Twitter/@drinktops

Drink tops are the best parenting tip we have for you! Avoid a crying toddler who spilled their drink, bugs getting into sweet-smelling juices, or the frustration of mixing up cups with these cute, friendly faced cup lids that come in fun colors! BPA-free silicone helps your mind rest easy that what you’re giving your kid is not only good for your anxiety levels, but good for their health, too. With a single tap on the lid, Drink Tops will seal onto any glass up to four inches wide. They keep drinks cooler longer, are reusable, durable, and dishwasher safe.

Groove Life Ring:

Groove Life Rings. Photo Courtesy of Veteran PR.

The Groove Life ring is a safe ring that keeps comfort at the forefront. Made from low profile silicone and carved with their patented design, the ring promotes airflow for the fingers, keeping moisture out and preventing poor circulation. It’s far more comfortable than the traditional metal ring and doesn’t get stuck on anything like it’s metal counterpart! It’s safe, comfortable, and stylish.

Fire Department Coffee:

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Fire Department Coffee. Photo courtesy of Veteran PR.

Fire Department Coffee is coffee with an admirable mission and that’s tasty for the consumer. Coming in a variety of blends and flavors, their original medium roast is one of the easiest drinking coffees you will ever have. If you like something bolder, their dark roast is made from organic beans and comes from fair trade farms. Their newest flavor: Bourbon-infused. It has the smoothness of Bourbon totally guilt-free. A portion of all sales are donated to military and fire-related charities. Military and first-responders receive 15% off their first order.

Isabella Grace Breast Cancer Bracelet:

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Photo courtesy of HCPR Group.

With a great mission behind the company, each design supports breast cancer awareness and making women feel beautiful and strong. Isabella Grace bracelets are all about being unique and elegant, with a timeless and effortless look. Made by hand in the USA from recycled materials whenever possible. The bracelets are a symbol of the importance of living with hope and strength. With a sizable celebrity following, such as Katherine Heigl, Courtney Lopez, Alyson Hannigan, and Christina Milian, these bracelets are gorgeous for any woman to wear.

SNL Wine:

Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Killer Last Minute Christmas Gifts
SNL Wine. Photo courtesy of Kevin Mclean

The name is exactly what you think. The famous show partnered with winemaker Lot18 and Universal Development to create four unique hand-crafted blends that embody the characters of the show. The four blends include a 2016 California Red Blend, a 2016 Stefon Beaujolais, a 2016 Debbie Downer South Eastern Australia Chardonnay, and a 2015 Californians Monterey County Merlot. There is a limited supply of each, so rush to their site and get your own.

Try out these incredible last minute Christmas gifts to save your holiday! 

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Celebrity News: Robert Pattinson Spotted Holding Hands with a Mystery Blonde Post FKA Twigs Split

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Robert Pattinson Spotted Holding Hands with a Mystery Blonde Post FKA Twigs Split

Robert Pattinson. Photo: Instagram: GQ

By Rachel Sparks

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been seen holding hands with another woman just a few months after the split with celebrity ex FKA Twigs. According to UsMagazine.com the couple attended Seth MacFarlane’s annual holiday party together. The identity of the mystery blonde remains unknown. Pattinson admitted that his engagement with FKA Twigs was not totally amicable towards the end as believed. Privacy and scheduling conflicts created tension for the celebrity couple towards the end.

This celebrity news seems to mean that Robert Pattinson is moving on. How do you know when it’s time to give up hope of returning to your ex?


Cupid’s Advice:

Returning to an ex is great. They know exactly what you like, how to treat you, what your interests are, and, more than likely, the two of you are great friends. Getting back with an ex can be like returning home. If the two of you agreed to take a break and ended on friendly terms, it’s normal to wait to jump back into dating because you want to wait for your ex. Sometimes, though, it’s more important for you to move on. Read Cupid’s love advice to help navigate those tough relationship waters:

1. You’re ready for a relationship: This is the ultimate way to know when to move on, whatever the circumstance. If you’re feeling great about life, what you have, who you are, and you’re ready to share that with someone, don’t wait for your ex. Love never follows a predictable path. You may be sad to be moving on when there seemed to be promises of returning to your ex, but you deserve your own happiness.

Related Link: Celebrity Break-Up: Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs Split, But Maybe Not for Good

2. The problems haven’t resolved themselves: Couples take a break for a reason. If those reasons haven’t been resolved, returning to an ex will only start a cycle. Whether it’s scheduling or distance or something else together, don’t go back until you feel you can give the relationship a fair shot. If the problems won’t ever go away, it’s definitely time to start fishing for something new.

Related Link: Celebrity Couple News: Robert Pattinson Says He & FKA Twigs Are Still ‘Kind of’ Engaged

3. You’re ok seeing your ex with someone else: The penultimate way to know you’re past your ex: seeing (or imagining) them with someone else doesn’t get you fired up. It’s not fair to a new relationship if you’re still harboring feelings for your ex. If you’re truly past them, there’s no reason to hold onto the hope of a reunion if that’s not where you see love.

How have you decided it’s time to move on from an old relationship? Share your own relationship advice below!

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Celebrity Couple: Dakota Johnson & Chris Martin Are ‘Definitely Dating’

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple: Dakota Johnson & Chris Martin Are ‘Definitely Dating’

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin. Photo: Twitter/@catchplay_id

By Rachel Sparks

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is a part of a new celebrity couple! A source confirmed to UsMagazine.com that Johnson and Chirs Martin are “definitely dating.” The couple has been spotted on two public dates in just as many months. Cold Play singer Martin asks Johnson for her opinion on his music and Johnson asks her celebrity boyfriend his opinion on her upcoming projects. The couple just recently came back from a trip to Israel together.

This celebrity couple just came back from a romantic getaway together. When is it too soon in a relationship to plan your own?


Cupid’s Advice:

Romantic getaways are great, without a doubt. Sure, plans may fall through, it may be raining and you totally forgot to bring any rain gear, but traveling somewhere with just your love is a terrific bonding experience. But when is it too soon to get away with your partner? Read Cupid’s relationship advice to learn when you should start planning your own couple’s vacay:

1. Do you know how to spoil them: A romantic getaway is all about appreciating your partner, celebrating your relationship together, and expressing your love. How does your partner like to be appreciated? If you don’t know this yet it may be too soon to get away. That’s the whole point of these mini vacations!

Related Link: Romantic Getaway: 8 Affordable Destinations to Escape the Cold

2. Relaxers or adventurers: You imagine drinking mojitos on the beach but your S.O. is that person parasailing. Spending time apart is healthy for relationships, but if you’re looking for a weekend of 24/7 time with your partner, make sure you both have the same goals for the vacation.

Related Link: Top 5 Most Luxurious Romantic Getaways in the United States

3. Common Intentions: Ultimately, no time is too soon for a romantic getaway if you both agree you’re ready. While they can be silly, exciting, or serious, what you both bring out of it is up to the two of you. Make sure your intentions for your relationship are clear, along with what you would like to see out of your getaway.

Have you gone on a weekend trip with a partner before you were ready? Is there such thing as too soon? Share your own love advice below!

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Celebrity Couple The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Are ‘Still Totally in Love’

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Are ‘Still Totally in Love’

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd. Photo: Instagram

By Rachel Sparks

Is a reunion of this celebrity couple on the horizon? We hope so! A source told UsMagazine.com that celebrity exes The Weeknd and Bella Hadid “have been talking, texting, and FaceTiming each other pretty consistently” since he and Selena Gomez broke up. The source continued to say that The Weeknd and Bella Hadid are still in love with each other.

This recently reunited celebrity couple are finding love once again. What are some benefits to rekindled love?


Cupid’s Advice:

At some point we all have wanted to get back together with an ex. It’s normal. They know you and what you like and they’re familiar and safe. While getting back together with an ex doesn’t work for everyone, there are times that it can be the exact romance that you want in life. It all depends on your past with your ex. Was the breakup irreconcilable? You alone know what’s best. Cupid has the relationship advice to help you decide:

1. You know each other: The best relationships are the ones where your partner knows you inside and out. They know your buttons and your insecurities, but they love you anyway. They know what makes you happy, how your brain works, you dreams, and how to support you. If your ex was great at all of these things, going back to that relationship can actually be a good thing.

Related Link: Celebrity News: The Weeknd Hangs Out with Justin Bieber’s Ex Post-Selena Gomez Split

2. You’re friends: Romantic relationships work best when there’s a solid foundation as friends. Sure, friends becoming romantic partners doesn’t always work out, but romantic partners need to be friends through it all. If your friendship never ended with your ex, consider going back. No matter what dating advice says about dating an ex again, you will know if you’re ready for that kind of thing and if it will be good for you both.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Surprise! The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Are Hanging Out Again

3. A chance at redemption: We’ve all messed up at relationships. We’ve all been too young, too immature, too inexperienced and regretted the outcome. When you go back to an ex, you’re still the same people, but a little older and wiser. Sometimes that’s all you need to make something a success. When you go back to an ex, make sure it’s for the right reasons and that you’re fully committed to making it work. Who knows, the person who was once an ex could become the love of your life and your future spouse. Treat them as if they could be.

Have you gone back to an ex? Share you dating advice below!

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