The Boyfriend/Girlfriend Match
So much time, effort, and money goes into dating that you would think we would have a better idea of what kind of relationship is really “right” for us. Unfortunately, though, most people simply drift from date to date and relationship to relationship, hoping for something special to develop but doing very little to actually make it happen.
The problem it seems is that we simply do not know what kind of match is best based on our long term goals. There are two basic kinds of matches – the “boyfriend/girlfriend” and the “husband/wife”, both of which have definite characteristics that affect both short term and long term relationship success. This week let’s look at the first of these, the boyfriend/girlfriend match.
A match like this is based most often on having fun together. It is carefree, focused on having a good time, and often includes a touch of adventure or even danger in the mix. Two people in this kind of match are not thinking about long term commitment, or sometimes even short term commitment for that matter. No, they are most intent on enjoying each other’s company, doing interesting things, and sampling what the world has to offer. It’s pretty common for this kind of couple to be opposites when it comes to their personalities; opposites attract, after all, and it is this sense of being with someone who is very different from yourself that makes this kind of match so appealing.
There’s nothing wrong with finding and enjoying a boyfriend/girlfriend match, of course. The key is to understand it for what it is (and what it isn’t) and make a conscious decision about whether or not to choose this kind of a relationship approach.
Next up: The husband/wife match!http://blog.datingwise.com/836/the-boyfriendgirlfriend-match/Dating EssentialsAttraction,Boyfriend,Girlfriend,Personality,RelationshipsSo much time, effort, and money goes into dating that you would think we would have a better idea of what kind of relationship is really 'right' for us. Unfortunately, though, most people simply drift from date to date and relationship to relationship, hoping for something special to...taraTara Milleradmin@datingwise.comAdministratorDating and Relationship Advice