Checklist for Dating from Different Decades: Get Love Advice from ‘The Bachelor’ Star Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

Cupid's Pulse Article: Checklist for Dating from Different Decades: Get Love Advice from ‘The Bachelor’ Star Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Photo: Instagram/@ariejr.

By Megan Weks

There is a bit of a buzz going on about the age gap between some of the contestants and the leading man on season 22 of The Bachelor. Is it really a big deal? After all, significant age differences are often common in celebrity relationships. A notable one is Mary-Kate Olsen and French businessman Olivier Sarkozy, who is seventeen years older than the fashion designer. Celebrity couple Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness also seem to be handling the test of time: She is thirteen years his senior, and they have been married for nearly two decades.

Love Advice from Bachelor Star Arie Luyendyk Jr.

What should we look out for if we are dating someone from a different decade? Since Arie Luyendyk Jr. seems well-prepared to qualify the candidates on The Bachelor, we might be able to get some great love advice from his experiences. He has self-proclaimed “baby fever” and is therefore seeking a match who is ready to tie the knot and start a family.

Related Link: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Star Arie Luyendyk Jr. Justifies First Impression Rose Pick

A good relationship starts with good intentions — which means, if both people know what they want out of life and have similar values, there is a much better chance for success, regardless of a difference in age. Luyendyk knows what he wants, which will make it easier for him to see if the intentions of the women he meets match his own. When people do not have clarity on what they want out of life, they can easily veer away from one another on the path to self-discovery.

Regarding his decision-making process with regard to age, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Luyendyk said, “I only really addressed that if I felt it was an issue — if there was some immaturity or if I questioned whether they were really ready for marriage. It’s more about readiness and about being able to take that next step.”

Realize that, if you choose a mate from a different decade, there will be things you don’t have in common. My husband, who is ten years older than me, has different musical interests and grew up knowing different movies and shows. However, since I had an older sibling and am a person who likes all the arts, we find similarities among our tastes. This difference could become frustrating, however, for those who cannot connect through the arts because inevitably, you’ll be spending time listening to music and watching movies and shows together. Therefore, it’s ideal to be able to find some common ground in media that you can enjoy together.

Related Link: Expert Love Advice: How I Used a Manfunnel to Meet My Dream Husband

Another thing to look out for: Either you or your partner will be aging at what seems like a faster rate. Your partner may be reaching the next stage of life — middle age or elderly — before you. This difference might start to be more noticeable for you if you’re the younger half. You’ll want to be sure you have enough of a soul connection that this situation won’t matter to you.

Overall, if your goals, values, and soul connection are intact, then age truly is just a number.

For more information about dating expert Megan Weks, visit her website at www.meganweks.com. For more relationship advice articles from Megan, click here

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Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Addresses Being Single After Split from Vanessa Grimaldi

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Addresses Being Single After Split from Vanessa Grimaldi

Nick Viall. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

By Ashleigh Underwood

As much as we wish it weren’t true, The Bachelor doesn’t always end with a fairy tale. Sadly, such is the case for celebrity couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi. After being engaged for several months, the couple announced their split in August and embraced single life. In a recent celebrity interview, Viall finally opened up about being single. According to UsMagazine.com, Viall said, “It’s never fun, right? I don’t know. Being single kind of sucks. But what can you do?”

This celebrity break-up talk has us feeling bad for this Bachelor. What are some ways to embrace the single life after a split?

Cupid’s Pulse:

Break-ups are always tough and can be hard to handle. While there is no magic cure to the pain of heartbreak, here are a few ways to embrace single life:

1. Focus on you: There is no better time to spoil yourself and learn about who you are, than when you are single. When you become single, you are flooded with a large amount of free time. This can be overwhelming and disheartening if you don’t know how to fill that time. So, instead, spend this time trying new things and learning about yourself.

Related Link: Celebrity Break-Up: Nick Viall Says He Still Loves Vanessa Grimaldi Post-Split

2. Be with your friends: Being in a relationship sometimes means that you have less time to be with your friends. When you are single though, you have endless time to be with your friends and catch up. They are the ones who will carry you through this break up and stand by your side no matter what. So, take this time to be with your squad and live it up.

Related Link: Single Celebrity: Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti Isn’t Interested in “Random Dates”

3. Travel: What better way to move on from a break-up than to travel the world. Take some days off of work and live it up in a new town, new country, new scenery. Any place you go will be uplifting to your soul and will help you embrace single life even more.

How did you embrace single life? Comment below!

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Celebrity Wedding: Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Erica Rose Gets Engaged at Daughter’s First Birthday Party

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Erica Rose Gets Engaged at Daughter’s First Birthday Party

Erica Rose, her daughter Holland, and her boyfriend Charles. Photo: Courtesy Erica Rose

By Melissa Lee

Look out, Bachelor Nation — there’s another celebrity wedding on the horizon! In recent celebrity news, former Bachelor contestant Erica Rose got engaged to her boyfriend Charles, who popped the question at Rose’s daughter’s first birthday party. According to EOnline.com, Charles proposed in front of all their friends and family at Houston Zoo, but didn’t want to take the attention away from Rose’s daughter, Holland, so he stepped outside briefly when it was time. Although Charles is not Holland’s biological father, it seems like the trio has been working well as a family. Wishing the best of luck to the happy couple!

There’s a celebrity wedding in the works now that Erica Rose is engaged! What are some ways to know you’re with someone who you could have a happy marriage with?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage is a huge, life-changing decision, so before saying yes, it’s important to make sure you’re with the right person. If you’re in a happy, healthy relationship and are starting to wonder if they’re “the one,” check out some of Cupid’s relationship advice below:

1. Think long-term: Assuming you decide to marry this person, it’s obviously crucial that you see a future with them. When you envision your life in 10 years, is your current partner by your side? If the answer is yes, that’s definitely a good sign. In order to have a happy marriage, your relationship needs to stand the test of time!

Related Link: Celebrity News: Justin Timberlake Says He’s ‘So Proud’ of Wife Jessica Biel

2. How’s the family situation?: Another huge aspect of getting married is that this person will ultimately become a part of your family. Given this, it’s important to observe how your partner gets along with your family members. Do your parents hate them, or are they constantly asking when they’ll see them next? Are they super charming with your relatives? Take this into consideration before answering that big question.

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3. Reflect on your happiness: At the end of the day, your happiness is more important than anything else. If you are over the moon about dating this person and you absolutely see yourself marrying them, then by all means, go for it. You should always do what makes you the happiest.

What are some of your tips for figuring out if your current person is someone you could happily marry? Share your thoughts below. 

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Single Celebrity: Bachelor’s Ashley laconetti Isn’t Interested in “Random Dates”

Cupid's Pulse Article: Single Celebrity: Bachelor’s Ashley laconetti Isn’t Interested in “Random Dates”

Ashley laconetti at Spiderman Homecoming premiere. Photo: ashley_iaconetti/Instagram

By Marissa Donovan

Ashley laconetti doesn’t make dating her first priority. According to UsMagazine.com, The Bachelor alum is too busy to go on random dates after she’s done recording her Almost Famous podcast. The single celebrity joked that she would rather have God drop a husband in her lap than go on dates with strangers. We bet that laconetti will someday get lucky with love!

In celebrity news, Ashley laconetti claims to be too busy for romance. How can you open up your schedule for date nights?

Cupid’s Advice:

Although we can’t predict when you will meet the next person you’ll be in a relationship with, we can help by giving you some advice about opening up your schedule for date nights:

1. Free up your weekend nights: The best opportunity to go on date with a busy schedule would be your weekends. Many fun venues usually have events that you and your date can enjoy on Saturday. Sundays are good for restaurants specials and maybe brunch specials depending on what you and your date want to do.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Lauren Bushnell Has A New Boyfriend

2. Try finishing up work projects during week: Tackle work projects during the week to allow you to enjoy your weekend. It might be easier said than done, but you will be thankful when you have a fun date to enjoy on the weekend!

Related Link: Celebrity News: Former ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Discusses Why He Sent Becca Tilley Home Before Hometown Dates

3. Take advantage of the holidays: The holidays are really good for date nights! Most work offices will give their workers time off. Take advantage of your free time by planning a date night with someone new!

How can you free up your schedule for date nights? Let our busy readers know in the comments!

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Celebrity Breakup: ‘The Bachelor’ Couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Call Off Wedding Engagement

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Breakup: ‘The Bachelor’ Couple Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Call Off Wedding Engagement

Vanessa Grimaldi and Nick Viall. Photo: Instagram

By Marissa Donovan

Bad news for those rooting for Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi to get married soon. The celebrity couple has split up! According to EOnline.comThe Bachelor couple shared a joint statement on their celebrity break-up and there’s a great amount of heartbreak for the both of them. Before their split, the Reality TV stars were determined to not let the Bachelor curse effect their relationship. We hope the two can find love again and maybe star on Bachelor in Paradise in the future.

This celebrity news is upsetting to hear! What are some benefits of sharing your break up news with your ex vs. doing it alone.

Cupid’s Advice:

Telling people that your relationship has ended is upsetting. Depending how the relationship ended, you might find yourself able to break the news with your former partner. Here are the perks of sharing your break up news with your ex compared to doing it alone:

1. You’ve ended on good terms: There’s a good chance you ended your relationship on good terms if your ex is willing to spread the news about your split. Most exes are too hurt to come together to share bad news about their former relationship. It’s a good sign that they want what’s best for the both of you.

Related Link: Celebrity News: ‘Bachelor’ Stars Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi Attend 2017 MTV Movie Awards

2. You can be civil from now on: Ending things together will allow you to be civil in the future, instead of being spiteful or sad about the break up. You do not have to be best friends with your ex, but it’s good that you can move on from the relationship without any emotional bruises.

Related Link: Celebrity Wedding: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Nick Viall Explains Why He and Vanessa Aren’t Planning a Televised Wedding

3. People will respect how you both handled it: It’s a sign of maturity that you can both stay strong and help each other work toward a new beginning by ending things together. People may ask if there’s a chance you may get back together. That’s another discussion you can have if you both change your mind about breaking up.

What do you think the future holds for these two celebrities? Let us know in the comments!

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Celebrity Baby News: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Vienna Girardi Miscarries Twin Girls

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: ‘Bachelor’ Alum Vienna Girardi Miscarries Twin Girls

Vienna Girardi. Photo: viennag/Instagram

By Marissa Donovan

Sad news has recently been released from Vienna Girardi. The Bachelor alum shared that her twins passed away on August 5th due to her amniotic sacs rupturing. Girardi had previously shown symptoms of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome a week prior to the emergency visit to the hospital. According to UsMagazine.com, The Reality TV star donated her twins to science to research more about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in hopes no other mothers have to share her experience.

This celebrity baby news is heartbreaking. What are some ways to support your partner through a miscarriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Miscarriages are an extremely painful experience for couples who are looking to start a family. Here are some tips on how you can support yourself and your partner through a miscarriage:

1. Go through the process: Take the appropriate steps after the loss of your children. Some parents hold a service for their children to help cope with the tragedy. Discuss options with a family doctor or therapist on what you and your partner can do.

Related Link: Kasey Kahl Discusses His Future with Vienna Girardi Post-Breakup

2. Reach out for more support: Ask a family member or friends to help support and encourage your partner to stay strong during this sad period in your lives. The more support others give to your lives and relationship, the easier it will be to push forward and to make happy memories as a couple.

Related Link: Courtney Stodden Suffers Miscarriage of Celebrity Baby

3. Allow grieving time: It’s important to allow you and your partner time to cry and be upset about this moment in your lives. Trying to skip over your grief will only create problems down the line.

What advice can you give to those experiencing a miscarriage? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Celebrity News: Lauren Bushnell Has A New Boyfriend

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Lauren Bushnell Has A New Boyfriend

The Bachelor alum seems to have a new love interest in her life! Photo: laurenbushnell/Instagram

By Marissa Donovan

Lauren Bushnell is not spending the rest of the summer single! According to People.comThe Bachelor alum is dating longtime friend Devin Antin. The two have know each other before Bushnell began on the dating show, but have been strictly friends up until now. Since they had a history of friendship, they quickly started dating. It is safe to say Bushnell has moved on from her split from Ben Higgins!

This reality Tv star has decided to date her long time friend! How can you transform a friendship into a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes turning a relationship into a friendship can become natural, but sometimes taking that next step can be nerve-racking. Here are some tips on how to transform a friendship into a relationship:

1. Spend more alone time together: Spending more alone time together is a good way to connect on a personal level and possibly see a side to your friend you’ve never seen before! Time alone together can also allow you to be more open about your feelings.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Former ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Discusses Why He Sent Becca Tilley Home Before Hometown Dates

2. See if their interested in anyone at the moment: Check to see if a relationship is reasonable with your friend by asking if they’re currently seeing someone. You should also ask if they have someone in mind. Asking these questions can clear any unsure feelings!

Related Link: Celebrity Break-Up: ‘Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Sheds Light on ‘Tough’ Split from Lauren Bushnell


3. Ask them what they think of your current friendship: Since you and your friend already have a relationship, purpose the idea of taking the relationship to the next level by dating. This may make things awkward at first, but at least you’ll finally end your curiosity by getting the real answer!

Have you turned a friendship into a relationship. Tell us your love story in the comments!

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