Managing conflict with humour

They say laughter is the best medicine, and within a relationship, this is certainly true.  Laughter relieves stress and makes you feel happier.

There are many benefits to including humour in your relationship.  It helps you to form a stronger bond with someone and binds you together. 

If there is tension in a relationship, maybe after a disagreement, a well-timed joke can ease the atmosphere and help resolve the situation.

Sometimes, it’s about putting things into perspective and a bit of light humour can help you realise things are not as bad as they first seemed.

Remember the humour can be a positive and negative tool, so be careful.  Making snide remarks and then saying someone cannot take a joke can cause even more issues and hurt a relationship. This is true when telling a joke, both parties have to be in on the joke.

10 Out-of-the-Box Date Ideas

Dating amidst a pandemic, lockdowns and safety restrictions has really been a complicated and turbulent time for those seeking love. After such a long time with not being able to go out to a restaurant for a date, that may be quite exciting for you, once this is again a possibility. But for those thrill-seekers that have been cooped up too long, a restaurant may not cut it. Most venues may not be open at the moment but many places have been adapting to accommodate COVID-safety requirements and will be open hopefully later this year.

10 Out-of-the-Box Date Ideas

1. Go ice skating
2. Go for a hike in a beautiful location
3. Go do a high ropes course
4. Go ziplining
5. Go rock climbing
6. Go to a zoo or aquarium
7. Go to an indoor trampoline park
8. Go to an escape room
9. Visit a local landmark like a castle or cathedral
10. Head to the closest beach, regardless of weather

5 Top Speed Dating Tips

Speed dating is quick, but it’s not a race. It’s timed, but not a competition. There are rules but no medals. So how do you win at speed dating? Can you win? Yes. You can always win – and I’m not just saying that because I’m exceptionally competitive.

When it comes to speed dating I reckon a win is a match. It’s an exchange of numbers, a phone call, and a second date. Or maybe a win is an evening spent enjoying the company of fresh faces. The funny dates, the weird dates, the nerdy dates, the hot dates – they all make for a jolly night of laughs and perhaps a cheeky kiss. But for those of you who have set your sights on a match, I’ve put together a sure-fire 5 step guide to winning at speed dating.

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Top 10 Dating Tips for Men by Women

There are endless questions that can spin around your head before, during and after a date, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some top dating tips for men, to help make sure your date is an ultimate success.

Dating can be a tricky business. What should you wear? Where should you meet? How much should you say? Who should pay? How soon after your date should you call? With so many questions, it’s hard to focus on actually getting to know your date. Here you’ll find some top dating tips for men on how to date women (if that’s what you’re into).