Holiday shopping is about to get very easy. Get ready to check everyone off your list with this gift guide for the Hostess, Person Who Has Everything, and Pet Obsessed. Plus these gift guides for: *It Girl, *Your Boyfriend , *Guy You Just Started Dating , *Longtime Love, *Modern HomemakerRead More »from Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List
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by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House
She is sassy and smart. Her style is statement-making and chic. She is often on the cutting edge of all things- fashion, trends, and experiences. So what do you get the girl who seems to already be ahead of the pack with her finger on the pulse? Here are a few ideas...Read More »from It Girl Gift Guide
- NoGamesLove | Healthy Living – Fri, Dec 6, 2013 2:04 PM EST
by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House WWII Homemaker
She is savvy and stylish. She loves to entertain but also enjoys cozy'ing up with her family for a night of calm. This gift guide is for the modern homemaker.
Still can't decide what to give your guy? Check out this Gifts for Guys guide.Read More »from Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy the Modern Homemaker
By "NoGamesLove" Dating Coach Laurel House
Whether you have been dating for a few weeks or months, you have a long distance love, or you're in a longterm relationship, it can be difficult to decide what to get your guy. This gift guide will make it easier.
Laurel House is an international Dating and Relationship Coach and Expert, MTV's MADE "It Girl" Coach, 4x published Lifestyle Author, and a go-to Expert on E! News. She recently sold her 5th book "Screwing The Rules: The No-Games Guide to Love," which will be released in December 2014 with Running Press.Read More »from Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy Your Guy
by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel HouseThe Make or Break Date
So you recently started dating a new guy and he seems different from the others. You have great chemistry, he makes you laugh, your conversations are engaging… You agree to be exclusive, cut the line with all of the other guys you were persuing, even ended it with the men on the burner. Still, you have been down this road before and as soon as the façade is dropped and he reveals his real side, suddenly this match seems less made in heaven and more made in momentary fantasy.
Instead of wasting time waiting until the other shoe drops or he lets down his guard and exposes his true colors, create an environment that encourages transparency- one that isn't about being "on" all the time, but is instead about being real. Go on vacation. You learn A LOT about a person when traveling together:
-What are their habits?
-How high maintenance are they?
-How long does it take them to get ready?
-Are they moody in the morning?
-If thingsRead More »from The Make or Break Vacation Date
by NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House
Girls GetawayLas Vegas, to me, has always represented exactly what it's most proud of "the city of Sin" where "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." And that's not my thing. Not that I'm a pure "good girl." I definitely have a bad side. I just prefer express it in other ways than hooking up with random people, being teased by cheap grinding in strip club, losing money at the slots, or partying in packed clubs until I'm so tired I feel nauseous and wake up with a massive hangover that is "best" remedied with the hair of the dog (and memories that I'd love to forget).
Problem is: my anti-Vegas pretension has prevented me from enjoying the non-sinful experiences that the city has to offer.
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
Just because you're going to Vegas doesn't mean that you have to "do it."
Spa'ing + glamour + dining + adventure + relaxation + fun = my ideal getaway. Turns out, Vegas is the ultimate destination for all 6 of my ultimate vacationRead More »from Vegas: A Girl’s Getaway
by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House
Couple on the beachJust because it's a "Summer love," doesn't mean it has to end in the Fall. Turn a hot beachy romance into an enduring relationship by getting raw, dropping the pretense and being true to yourself. Tear down those walls and let true love in!
It's easy to find a hot chick, a wealthy guy, someone who has a nice car, a good job, a quick wit, someone who makes you laugh. You know what's hard to find? Someone who you connect with on a deep level, someone who you are comfortable with, who calms you, who challenges you and uplifts you- someone who gets you. In order to find that, you have to be real. The summer is the perfect opportunity to do that.
What's great about summer love is that your inhibitions are down, your energy is up and the heat is on. You are also more available to be vulnerable and get raw- in the emotional sense. You are feeling free'er, you aren't as stressed, some of your walls have come down- melted down inRead More »from Have a Summer Love that Lasts
- NoGamesLove | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
It's strange how a reality TV show can help you to get real about your life, reflecting on your own mistakes, even instigating change. For me, this final episode of The Bachelorette had a surprisingly profound impact. It was especially surprising to me because this wasn't one of my favorite seasons. Still, I really felt Desiree's pain, understood her struggle and related to her desire of having that intense intoxicating chemistry. Like Desiree, I am an utterly hopeless romantic. I believe in the fairytale too. But sometimes we are led astray. And that can happen as a result of many things: bad people, bad intentions, ulterior motives, misguided beliefs, deception, an attempt to do "the right thing" or the thing that "makes sense," and sometimes even by our own fantasies. What I noticed from the episode, may be different from what you saw. But you extract the lessons that you need to see, right?
Here are 10 things that I realized aboutRead More »from 10 Love Lessons from "The Bachelorette": Final Rose
- NoGamesLove | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:42 AM EDT
By NoGamesLove Coach Laurel House
Dating Coach Laurel HouseAdam Levine is engaged! 3 weeks after getting back with his ex, he proposed. But does that happen in the real world. Did they address the reason for the breakup? Have they healed from the distrust that occurs from the simple act of leaving?
When getting back with your ex, you need to realize that this is not a new rosy relationship. Whether it was an issue of cheating, losing interest, bad timing, or something else, you broke up because you were broken, not bent. Before you can move forward, you have to move back and address the issues, fix the break, and regain trust.
But here's where it gets tricky, even the sheer act of leaving creates distrust because you have created an unstable environment. How does he know that you won't pick up and leave again, or vice versa. How does he know that when times get tough or you don't get what you want, that you won't just ditch him again? If you don't have trust in a relationship, you don't have anything.
IRead More »from Getting Back with an Ex? 10 Mistakes I Made that You Shouldn't
by Dating Coach Laurel House
How do you know if he's into you or into something else that you offer (ie: your body, money, dinner, connections, or even your laundry machine)? Here are 10 signs to look out for. Of course, just because your guy exhibits one of these signs doesn't mean he's using you. But sometimes we have our blinders on when it comes to love and we refuse to see the red flags no matter how obvious or numerous they are...
Real or Faking It?1. Listen To Your Gut
Yes that little voice in your head that is giving you warnings, that's your natural instincts. Your subconscious might be picking up subtle signs that your mind and heart are too excited to notice.
2. He Doesn't Make Much Of An Effort
He sees you when it's convenient for him (like when you go over to his house or meet him out with his friends). But he doesn't put much effort into making the connection.
3. He Doesn't Pay
If you seem to always be shelling out the cash for the dinner, movie tickets, cabs,Read More »from 10 Ways to Tell If He's Using You