Chelsea Crockett

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First Date First Impressions 101

Not only is dating scary, FIRST dates are even scarier! You usually don’t really know the person, you are nervous, the buildup of the whole thing can give you date-induced…

Not only is dating scary, FIRST dates are even scarier! You usually don’t really know the person, you are nervous, the buildup of the whole thing can give you date-induced anxiety, and you want to be able to put your best foot forward and make the best impression possible. Here are a few ways to beat the nerves and put your most date-ready self out there.

  1. Put your phone away: Checking your phone in front of your date tells them that you are bored and not interested in them. If you have to check your phone, excuse yourself to the restroom and do it there. It is the polite thing to do!
  2. Ask questions: Ask them about themselves, and not just the everyday questions like “what do you want to study in college” or “what kind of job do you have”, ask things like “what has been your favorite place to travel to” and “if you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be”. These kinds of questions let the person know that you are interested in their likes and also helps you learn more about them.FullSizeRender (72)
  3. Stay positive: Even if they were late to pick you up or if you had a bad day, try and stay positive and optimistic during your date. Positive people are likeable people!
  4. Stay away from talking about your ex: If you recently got out of a relationship or even if you haven’t dated in a while, stay away from talking about past relationships. If they ask, just say that it didn’t work out but you learned a lot and leave it at that.
  5. Be honest: At the end of the date, if you had a good time, say so! If not, just say thank you for taking you out and leave it at that. Don’t play games, just be honest. Honesty is attractive!

Dating can be rough, but it can also be a lot of fun! Keep these tips handy for the next time you need to make a fab first impression.

XOXO, Chels

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5 Signs Your Boyfriend is Too Clingy

Have you ever dated a guy that was, well, a bit too clingy? Are you wondering if your current BF is just that? First, let me define clingy. I mean,…

Have you ever dated a guy that was, well, a bit too clingy? Are you wondering if your current BF is just that? First, let me define clingy. I mean, he is jealous when you spend time with friends, he is insecure about your feelings towards him, that sort of thing. A clingy boyfriend is one that is not fun to be around. Here are a 4 signs your beau is a bit too clingy and what to do about it.

  1. He is always blowing up your phone: Even when you are at a friend’s house, out to dinner with family, shopping with your sister, he is always texting or calling you. When you are not together, your bf won’t leave you (and your phone) alone. This could be a sign that he is insecure and jealous. If he is always trying to keep tabs on you, that is a red flag!
  2. All of his friends have vanished: And now you are his only friend. He has given up all of his other friends just to be with you. He doesn’t want to spend time with anyone else but you. BEEP BEEP, red flag ahead!resized_y-u-no-meme-generator-clingy-boyfriend-y-u-no-leave-me-alone-938a07
  3. You constantly need to reassure him you like him: No matter how many times you say it, they want you to say it just one more time. We all need reassurance that our boyfriend/girlfriend has feelings for us, but not on a hyper-frequent basis. Like a few times every few hours. They feel insecure about your feelings for them and just want to make sure that you still like/love them. This is not healthy, and odds are, they will never feel reassured enough to feel secure in the relationship.
  4. He is more interested in you than you are in him: This is the icing on the cake. If your BF is needy or clingy, and it annoys the daylights out of you, odds are he is more into the relationship than you are. If your boyfriend texting you a few times a day to check on you is cute to you, then then this scenario isn’t the case! You are both mutually invested in the relationship. But, if you find the constant check-ins, and clinginess to be obnoxious and downright annoying, it’s time to cut him loose.

If any of these points sound like your boyfriend, then he is what we would classify as clingy. Like I said earlier, if you like your man to only want to hang out with you and text you constantly, then a clingy guy is right for you! But, if you like to have space and freedom to hang out with people without getting a million texts or being checked-in on constantly, then a clingy guy is not your cup of tea.

XOXO, Chels

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Teen Tips: What to Wear When Meeting the Parents

A short time ago I wrote a blog about beauty tips when meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, and in the blog I promised to write another one…

A short time ago I wrote a blog about beauty tips when meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, and in the blog I promised to write another one on what to wear when meeting the parents. Well, I aim to please! Here are my tips on how to make a good first impression with what you wear.

  1. Plan ahead: Your guy has told you when and where you will meet his parents, so now it is time to plan out your outfit! Planning ahead helps you feel more prepared and gives you time to pick the perfect outfit and try things on to make sure they look good together. Picking out what to wear a few hours before you are supposed to meet them is a recipe for disaster!
  2. Choose something new: This is a special occasion, so dress like it! Don’t wear your favorite shirt that your boyfriend always sees you in, pick something that is fresh and new. He will love seeing a different side of you, and wearing something fresh will make you feel stylish and confident.FullSizeRender (47)
  3. Wear statement shoes: Keep your outfit simple. Not flashy, not lots of patterns or prints, just simple. But, that doesn’t have to be the case with shoes! A good statement shoe is a great way to impress his momma.
  4. Colors are cool: If you have a colorful personality, wear color! You don’t have to keep colors muted if that isn’t your style, let your personality shine through! This can be something as simple as colored accessories or, like we said earlier, shoes!
  5. Keep it classy: This is the most important tip! Make the best impression possible on his parents by keeping your outfit tasteful and classy. Make them proud that their son is dating such a classy gal! Tight pants may make you feel confident and super fine, but they may not be the best choice for your first meeting. Pair them with a flowy shirt to offset them

Meeting the parents can be fun and exciting! Let your personality shine, and just be yourself!

XOXO, Chels  

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Relationship Red Flags

Relationships are fun. Having someone you can talk to and spend time with is always a great feeling. But, have you ever been in a relationship and felt a little…

Relationships are fun. Having someone you can talk to and spend time with is always a great feeling. But, have you ever been in a relationship and felt a little uneasy about it? Like, you have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that something is a little off or just isn’t right. Don’t ignore that feeling! It could be a sign that the relationship isn’t meant to be. Here are 5 red flags to look out for while dating.

  1. They don’t initiate hanging out: One of the worst feelings is when you have to initiate every time you guys hang out. He never asks if you want to do something, you always have to ask. Girls like to be pursued! You having to make every move is a sign that the relationship may be a little one-sided.5-relationship-red-flags-large
  2. They’re always “too busy” or “too tired”: We make time for the people we care about and want to see, and if they are always making excuses for why they can’t hang out, that’s a red flag!
  3. They never pay for anything: Splitting the bill at dinner is totally great, but sometimes it also feels great to be treated to dinner! If you are always splitting or even paying for your dates, things need to be re-evaluated.
  4. They take a day or two to respond to a text: We are all busy, and sometimes it takes me a few hours to respond to text messages, but there is a difference between being too busy to answer and taking forever just because you can. Texting games are no fun! If they can answer the text in a timely manner, they should.
  5. All they want to DO is text: This reminds me of me and my first “boyfriend.” All he wanted to do was text and never wanted to hang out! If you’re dating a guy and he is all talk (or text, for that matter) and no action, dump him. If he won’t hang out with you in person, just text you, that is more like a virtual boyfriend, and that’s not what you signed up for!

So, if you just started dating a guy, or if you have been dating them for a few months, watch out for these red flag warning signs. If your guy does these things, it might be time to show him to the door!

XOXO, Chels

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Bible Verses for Dating Couples

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great…

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great foundation for relationships and it outlines the core principals of godliniess, purity, and unconditional love in the scriptures. If you are a believer in a relationship with another believer, these 4 verses are great to study in order to strengthen your relationship.

  1. Respect each other: Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” This means that respecting each other’s boundaries, personalities, and thoughts gives couples the ability to humble themselves individually. This gives the relationship the opportunity to mature and for each person to give respect by demonstrating integrity, moral character, and devotion to God.f1cbb692e0c8b0738af1a392901ee2cc
  2. Encourage each other to grow spiritually: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us to encourage our brothers and sisters to seek Christ and to grow spiritually. This shows maturity in relationships and strengthens them. A couple who prays together, goes to Bible study or church together, or fellowships with other believers is helping eachother flourish.
  3. Serve with each other: Hebrews 10: 24 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” serving together in the community or in church is a great way to use your spiritual gifts to further God’s kingdom, AND to grow your relationship!
  4. Pray for each other and for others: Ephesians 6:18 encourages us to pray for each other and for others, because when we do, we will experience a greater closeness to God and each other.

The Bible encourages us to be in relationships where we are equally yoked, which means of the same faith. Being in a relationship with someone who holds the same beliefs as you really sets you up for success, and gives you a sense of confidence that you are both on the same page when it comes to issues of purity and what you believe.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Handle Jealousy in your Relationship

When you are in a relationship, are you a jealous person? Meaning, when you see your dude talking to another girl in class, does it make you feel possessive of…

When you are in a relationship, are you a jealous person? Meaning, when you see your dude talking to another girl in class, does it make you feel possessive of him and maybe a bit mad at the other girl for talking to him? He’s yours after all, right? Wrong. Ladies, we need to keep our jealousy in check. Feeling a little jealousy is natural, but snooping his Instagram and checking his texts when he isn’t looking is NOT. That could ruin your relationship, plus it is just exhausting worrying about him talking to other girls. Here are 4 ways to help you become less of a jealous person.jealousy

  1. Be honest: Let your boyfriend know you that you have been feeling jealous. Open up to him! In healthy relationships, you two are a team! He should be open to hearing what is on your mind, and he should want to help you overcome these feelings and work with you on it.
  2. Ask friends for advice: Odds are, they have felt some jealousy themselves. Your gal pals will know how to be supportive and lend an ear to hear you out. They may even have some tips on what helped them overcome jealousy.
  3. Take a step back: Step back and look at your relationship. If time goes by and your feelings of jealousy don’t ease, your boyfriend might be the culprit. He may be acting certain ways that he shouldn’t with girls that make you suspicious or jealous. Your feelings of jealousy might not be your doing! Look at your relationship from another perspective and be honest with yourself on whether your relationship is still healthy and positive.
  4. Stop snooping: As girls, we are great social media stalkers. We can find out anything! But, once you start social media snooping on your bf, it is hard to stop. Stop playing detective! It isn’t healthy! You should be able to trust him and his behaviors and interactions on social media. If not? See step 3.

Jealousy is not a fun feeling! I hope this helps you overcome your jealousy, once you do you will feel so free!

XOXO, Chels

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