What Drives a Man to Approach a Woman?

This morning on the way into work, I was listening to the Wild 102.9 morning show on the radio. They were talking about a new study that Ok Cupid released about dating. I can’t find the study online, but the jist of it is this:

Men are more likely to message/approach a woman who is moderately attractive vs. a woman who is beautiful because the chances of rejection are lower and therefore less of a threat to their egos.

The men who called into the show backed up this theory, saying they don’t bother hitting on a girl who is a 9 or 10 because they’re sure she has men lined up around the corner, and they don’t want to waste their time with a girl who is in Read More

Do Men Really Prefer Women Without Makeup On?

Living in the mountains has taken a toll on my beauty regime. I’ve been rocking a pony-tail most days, my nails haven’t been manicured in a month and my snow boots are the only shoes I wear.

One day last week when Luke and I were driving home from skiing all day, I looked in the side mirror at my ski-helmet matted down hair, pale face and chapped lips and asked aloud, “Am I even attractive anymore?!”

This alarmed Luke a bit. “What are you talking about?” he asked.

I explained the beauty rut I was feeling, how I hadn’t done my hair in weeks, my makeup was minimal at best and my clothing has been more functional than fashionable.

He stopped me short to say “Honestly, the past few weeks when you are leaving for work, I’ve thought to myself Read More

Merry Christmas, Darling

There are a lot of amazing things about living in Lake Tahoe- the beauty, the skiing, our awesome new home, but there are also some not so great things, like being far from family.

Christmas is the busiest time of year when you work in the ski industry, so I will be working through the weekend, which means I won’t be with my family this year.

I also won’t get to be with Luke. We decided it was important for him to get back to Indiana to see his family since we were with mine on Thanksgiving. We love our families very much and want to make this transition as easy as possible on them.

It’s hard to be without him on our first Christmas as a married couple, but I’m focusing on all the wonderful things in our lives and our bright future.

I Read More

How Will I know?

This weekend we attended a Halloween party with some of our friends. We dressed as some totally random, inanimate objects- ketchup and mustard. Lol!

During the party, the topic of relationships came up. Being the only married couple there, someone asked how we knew our relationship was marriage material.

I told them what my Dad told me. His method of analysis is extremely simple, but also pretty accurate in predicting a good relationship.

Ask yourself two things…

Does your relationship make you Read More