Posts tagged international relationships
Five Reasons Why You Need to Get Tinder When You're Abroad

Okay, it’s time to talk about Tinder. Don’t worry; this article isn’t going to make you feel horrible about yourself if you use it. We get it… we know the story, dating nowadays is tough. Some people might even say that dating culture doesn’t exist anymore. For reasons like this, many people turn to Tinder in hopes of meeting new people (guilty as charged). This isn’t to say that people who use the app don’t believe in true love but sometimes it just comes down to the fact that we live in a busy, fast-paced society and it’s an easy way to get to know others.

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Why Knowing Your Love Language Will Improve Your Relationship

You've probably heard the tern "love language" thrown around for the past few years. The 5 Love Languages refers to a book written by Dr. Gary Chapman that has sold over 11 million copies. That's probably why you've heard about it at least once. These 5 languages refer to how you show or express love to your partner (and also in platonic relationships). They include: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. It's true that one person can have more than one language, but the key is finding the most dominant one. 

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You Need to Cut It: How to Know When a Relationship Has Run Its Course

One of the hardest truths in life is accepting that not every relationship-- whether it be platonic, familiar or romantic-- is meant to last forever. It's painful and disappointing because we invest time, effort, money and energy into making and building relationships. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open our minds and hearts to people that we feel deserve a space in our lives. With family, it's a bit different as that element of choice is not present; however, with friends and partners, when said relationships end, we feel a sense of burden and a twinge of guilt as if we'd chosen the wrong person, or somehow it's our fault. 

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Let's Get Real About Falling In Love Abroad: It's Not Always a Rom-Com

Movies like How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Like Crazy, Before Sunrise, When in Rome, Vicki Cristina Barcelona, and countless other films have us over here believing that all it takes is one serendipitous moment in time, then we're sailing off into the sunset with out new lover, almost always with a chiseled jaw line, and a charming accent.  It's not to discourage, but to hopefully remind us all that that things aren't always as they seem.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Oneika The Traveller

Oneika is one of our favorite WOC travelers that has been shaping the scene for a while now. Having traveled to over 76 countries and not just honing the title of a traveler but a true expat, we were honored to chat with her. We got to hear her advice for those hesitant to take the leap, how she's grown her blog tenfold, the beauty of traveling with your partner and more. Read up on our Wanderlust Wednesday interview and learn all about Oneika. 

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