Do you let love into your life or do you love your single life?

 

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

“I was suffering the easily foreseeable consequences. Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation-based love story. It all begins when the object of your adoration bestows upon you a heady, hallucinogenic dose of something you never dared to admit you wanted-an emotional speedball, perhaps, of thunderous love and roiling excitement. Soon you start craving that intense attention, with a hungry obsession of any junkie. When the drug is witheld, you promptly turn sick, crazy, and depleted (not to mention resentful of the dealer who encouraged this addiction in the first place but now refuses to pony up the good stuff anymore– despite the fact that you know he has it hidden somewhere, goddamn it, because he used to give it to you for free). Next stage finds you skinny and shaking in a corner, certain only that you would sell your soul or rob your neighbors just to have ‘that thing’ even one more time. Meanwhile, the object of your adoration has now become repulsed by you. He looks at you like you’re someone he’s never met before, much less someone he once loved with high passion. The irony is,you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You’re a pathetic mess,unrecognizable even to your own eyes. So that’s it. You have now reached infatuation’s final destination– the complete and merciless devaluation of self.” – pg 20-21”
Elizabeth Gilbert Sputnik Sweetheart

“Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons–something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn’t going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wise Man’s Fear

“nothing in this world was more difficult than love.”
Gabriel García Márquez The Goddess Test

“Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”
Patrick Rothfuss, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

“I care,” he said in a trembling voice. “I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”
Aimee Carter, The Indigo Spell

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”
Amy Sedaris, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

“Because I can’t help doing it,” he said with a shrug. “And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you’ll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I’m pretty sure you’re already half in love with me.”
Richelle Mead, Rules of Attraction

“All I’m telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn’t looking for a serious relationship, you’re not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth-you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)-but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.”
Steve Harvey, Emma

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
Shannon L. Alder I Wrote This For You

“We kiss all the time.” I clear my throat, then add, “We just…do it in private.”
Simone Elkeles, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
Jane Austen, Max

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”
pleasefindthis, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“He could totally be your boyfriend,” [Angel] went on with annoying persistance. “You guys could get married. I could be like a junior bridesmaid. Total could be your flower dog.”
James Patterson, Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer The English Patient

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
Mandy Hale, Letters to a Young Poet

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”
Jess C Scott Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Wicked Lovely

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder All About Love: New Visions

“We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
Cornel West, Warbreaker

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
Michael Ondaatje, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    A guy you like looks and smile at you…

    • You smile back and look away
    • You roll your eyes and walk away
    • You yell to him: What are you looking at!
    • You walk to him and start a conversation
    • You are looking at him but you don’t give him a smile back
  • Question of

    Your crush texted you in the middle of the night and asked if you come over to his place…

    • You go to sleep its probably a prank anyway
    • You don’t answer back and go to sleep
    • You send him a sexy text that your definitely coming over
    • You texted him if he can come to your place
    • You stand up and runs to his place
  • Question of

    You and your crush are sitting on his couch watching TV when suddenly he comes closer to you…

    • You come closer and lay against his chest
    • You move to the other side far away from him
    • You start kissing him passionately
    • You stand up and walk away
    • You say you don’t want to do anything
  • Question of

    You and your boyfriend are 4 months together and he says he want to take things to the bedroom…

    • You take off your clothes and seduce him
    • You say you don’t want to do it yet
    • You ask what he means
    • You jump in his arms en start making out
    • You break up with him
  • Question of

    You and your bf are making out when he wants to take off your clothes…

    • You instantly walk with him to the bedroom
    • You let him do anything he wants
    • You take off his clothes to
    • You stop him and walk away
    • You stop him and say you not ready
  • Question of

    You and your bf are making out when suddenly he walks to his bag and pulls out handcuff…

    • You say NO!
    • You run away from him
    • You take out for hands and smile
    • You take off your clothes and let him do anything
    • You ask what he wants to do
  • Question of

    Your bf texted you and asked if your in for a three way with a other girl…

    • You say I’m all in you hot stuff
    • You say no of course not!
    • You say yes why not its a new thing
    • You say Hell no and never speak to him again
    • You say Tell me when and where
  • Question of

    Your boyfriend breaks up with you…

    • You start a fight with him
    • You go directly to a club to hook up
    • You cry and eat a lot of ice cream
    • You accept the fact that nobody wants you
    • You send him sexy photos to show him what he miss
  • Question of

    You meet a guy and go to his place but it turns out he likes the kinky stuff…

    • You run away and scream
    • You want to forget your ex and go for it
    • You give him a sexy look and say your in
    • You say your in but only if you can do the work
    • You slowly walk away
  • Question of

    Your ex texted you that he miss you and ask if you want to come over…

    • You say yes I miss your body ; )
    • You say no I’m with a hot guy doing hot stuff
    • You say yes I miss you
    • You say maybe but we are not gonna do anything
    • You say NO you broke my heart
  • Question of

    What’s your favorite part about being in a relationship?

    • Being with my best friend
    • Constantly learning something new
    • Always having someone to do something with
    • The beginning honeymoon phase
  • Question of

    On a first date, what do you want to do?

    • Go out for coffee
    • Drinks are always nice
    • A casual dinner
    • Dinner and a movie
  • Question of

    If you’re with someone right now, can you see yourself marrying them?

    • 100%
    • I’m definitely getting to that point.
    • I’m just happy with where we’re at now.
    • I can’t think that far ahead.
  • Question of

    Does anything worry you about long-term relationships?

    • Growing apart
    • Getting bored
    • Not seeing eye to eye on important things
    • Losing myself
  • Question of

    Do you have any relationship deal breakers?

    • Not wanting to get married
    • Not wanting kids
    • Being mean to wait staff
    • Nah not really
  • Question of

    If your partner got a job across the country, would you move with them?

    • No question
    • I would seriously consider it.
    • It depends on where we are in the relationship.
    • I don’t think so.
  • Question of

    When you have a bad day, who do you turn to?

    • My significant other
    • My mom
    • My best friend first, then my partner once I’ve calmed down a bit
    • Myself
  • Question of

    Is physical or mental/emotional chemistry more important?

    • They’re all extremely important.
    • In the beginning, physical, but mental is what keeps a relationship going.
    • A good mix of all of them
    • Physical for sure
  • Question of

    Are you comfortable enough to be open about all of your feelings?

    • Every single one
    • Most of them, but some aren’t worth sharing
    • Just the surface ones for now
    • Nah, gotta keep it cool
  • Question of

    Are you okay with your significant other still talking with their exes?

    • I don’t see why they’d want to, but sure.
    • Depends on how serious the relationship was
    • Maybe if it’s like, their high school ex
    • Not at all under any circumstances

Do YOU know love?

Are you ready for your first relationship?