Relationships can be a minefield! Here are the things we wish we automatically knew about dating and love.
1 The exact GPS coordinates for finding The One.
2 That, however hard you try, you will never train him to tuck in his shirt, develop a passion for shopping, or willingly want to watch the Notebook with you.
3 How to make everything – an we mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g – last longer.
4 That even if red lipstick is the trendiest thing on the planet, you should stick to balm if you plan on locking lips.
5 That whether they’re 20, 30 or 40, men never really grow up. (And truth to tell, there’s a little girl-child in every woman, too).
6 How to smoothly pull your phone out of your pocket while you’re holding hands, without fumbling like an idiot.
7 That perhaps he really does like how you’ve done your hair, he doesn’t think you look fat and he’s not just saying that thing to shut you up.
8 How to subtly and yet unmistakably point him in the direction of those amazing shoes you want for your birthday.
9 That Rachel McAdams has a makeup artist for post-kissing-in-the-rain scenes. You, on the other hand, only have a rumpled pack of tissues.
10 That unless he’s wearing something two sizes too big, his clothes won’t just slip off when you want them to. Try Velcro?
11 That the opposite sex often appears way more attractive after a few cocktails. Proceed with caution when alcohol is involved.
12 How to admit that your friends were right about him. And it only took three forgotten birthdays to see that.
13 That, at some point, you will turn into your mother and nag him about doing the dishes.
14 How to channel your inner Sleeping Beauty so you can curl up besides you Handsome Prince, looking adorable, and not a snore or drooling lip in sight.
15 That a break up really isn’t the end of the world.
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