Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day

Since it's the Valentine's weekend, here are three parts in ONE post curated for your indulgence.


Random bits of everything to read together with your (better) half:


1. Ideas for a new home - even if it's just for daydreaming purposes

2. Dream home add-ons - because dreaming about one isn't enough

3. Secrets of the happiest couples - statistics always rule them all

4. Our sleeping habits - and what it means

5. Relationship movies (or this list?) to binge over the weekend

6. Which celebrity couple are you like?




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20 WAYS TO KNOW YOU'RE IN A LONG-TERM (AND LASTING) RELATIONSHIP

1) Remember when you first started dating? You would hang onto each other’s every word as if it were scripture. Now, though, it’s okay to sometimes get distracted and be all like:

happy-endings-max-not-listening

2) And the great thing is that you probably won’t get upset at each other if that happens. Because we’ve learnt to embrace each other’s weirdness.

you so cute monica friends

3) There may have been a time when you couldn’t keep your hands off each other every time you were alone…

couple3
But that time has long passed.
not-going-anywhere2

4) And a night in is really more like

couple lazy

5) But when things do get heated up, it isn’t as awkward as it was before.

Remember your first kiss?
awkward kiss
Yeah… well now at least it’s more like
ross and rachel friends kiss

6) And eating together is no longer a chore because you don’t need to pretend you’re more lady-like or gentlemanly than you really are.

chew like you have a secret

7) Now you can truly be yourself.

joey friends not even sorry

8) Emission of bodily gases is no longer taboo around each other.

He could scream
metal-headbang-farting-lol2
And you’ll probably just be like
thatsnicedearmeme

9) You don’t feel a need to stalk each other’s social media profiles to find out each other’s thoughts and feelings.

10) Getting dressed isn’t as much as a headache as it used to be either.

Before:
joan mad men
Now:
jenna marbles no makeup

11) And it doesn’t suck as much when either one of you cancels on a date.

Before:
hates me
Now:
selena gomez thumbs up

12) Those lovers’ tiffs are way less intense than they used to be.

How you used to react during a fight:
santana glee hysterical crying
How you react now:
i got this chang community

13) Probably because you’re so much more secure about your relationship. And it’ll take a lot to make you lose faith in what you guys took so long to build.

youre a bird im a bird notebook

14) You no longer need massive shows of affection to prove your love for each other

couple1

15) Or to parade your relationship all over the internet.

stfu couples

16) Because you’ve become so comfortable in your little world. That you really don’t care enough to show it to the rest of the real world.

notebook cute face ryan gosling

17) You start to realise it’s the tiny every day things that matter. Like knowing he’s there even when he’s not;

tony skins phonecall

18) Realising that there hasn’t been a single day that has gone by without exchanging at least one text, and knowing that it probably won’t stop anytime soon;

iphone message

19) And just knowing and trusting that he’ll never do anything to hurt you

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20) And even though some things have changed, mostly they’ve been for the better. Because you know you’ve reached a point where you just don’t need to prove anything to each other anymore and you still think the other’s amazing.






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and what about the 21 weird oddities that makes you know that one is true love?



Love is a pretty powerful drug. When you feel it, you really feel it. It can suspend time, making the whole world seem still except for you two.
It feeds you more than any nourishment; you feel full in the presence of love.
But there’s a vast difference between love and true love. True love knows no depth. It’s an endless tunnel that sweeps you up in the whirlwind and you’re never quite free from it. It stays with you. And you hope this person will too.
True love isn’t ordinary. It doesn’t come around often and that’s how you’ll know it’s genuine.
….Or, you know, you could read this list and find out for yourself. Here are the 21 signs you are truly in love with your partner:
1. You see something and instead of thinking how happy it makes you, you think about how happy it would make them.
2. You feel more at home with them than you’ve ever felt in your entire life. Even when you were 7 and had all the stuffed animals in the world.
3. You find yourself singing Macy Gray at various times throughout the day.
4. You can get all-out mad or depressed or happy or whatever it is that you are in front of them. And you know it won’t change how they feel about you.
5. Patience: It doesn’t matter how long it takes for them to understand something, you enjoy spending the time teaching or learning from them.
6. You have the option to wear your go-to outfit, but still take an extra five minutes to get ready
7. You live for their quirks. You love that they take up the entire dance floor when they break a move. You love that you can’t share meals because they hate chicken. You love that they will discuss celebrities like they’re your real friends. You’d much rather have them be weird than anyone else.
8. You still go over to their place no matter how late at night it is and how tired you feel. It’s always worth it.
9. You don’t desire other people. Yes, you might find some of them attractive, but no part of you wants them.
10. Their happiness means more than your own.
11. You willingly give in to the things you normally don’t compromise on.
12. You never grow tired of their company. It’s always just better when they are there. Even if you two don’t fill the silence, you’re content simply knowing they are present.
13. You have moments of insecurity but their reassurance makes you realize it doesn’t matter. Only when they say things will be fine do you genuinely believe it.
14. You associate certain scents with them. Cut grass reminds you of the time after your morning run. Football leather brings you to autumn evenings spent playing catch in the leaves. And don’t get us started on the smell of their pillow….
15. You dream of all the ways you can take care of them more than you dream of all the ways you want them to take care of you.
16. You never don’t want to listen to them – even when they sing Motown absolutely terribly in the shower.
17. When you do fight — it’s part of loving someone — you truly don’t want to be mad at them. You don’t talk badly about them after it’s resolved either because you know their actions came from a good place.
18. As if it’s even possible, you find them to be even cuter when they are sleeping. (I promise this isn’t creepy…)
19. They can come at you with anything — news, secrets, maybe even a baseball bat — and you won’t judge or hate them for it.
20. You wake up happy if only because you get to see them that day.

from Elitedaily