Blog Posts by NoGamesLove

  • Why Getting Out of Town Might Save Your Relationship

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

    Paradise Point HotelParadise Point HotelFeeling disconnected in a relationship?

    Being triggered? Are old issues and past experiences throwing you into a spiral of insecurity, anger, or just ick?

    Feel your defensive thorns coming up and you don't know why?

    Get out of town.

    Removing yourself from your normal environment allows you to change your perspective. Traveling is also often an opportunity to try new things, let it all hang out, shed the every day stress and get down to your core.

    The key to a successful trip: Communication. What are your expectations? Do you have similar or different activities that you want to experience?

    Communication starts with setting an intention. Before you go, set an intention for the trip- together. A few intentions to talk about: reconnecting, exploring each other, communicating, letting your guard down, having fun again, or simply relaxing together.

    Celebrate each other. Celebrate your relationship- whether it's a new

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  • She Said/He Said…. Ladies: Never Pay on a Date Again! Do These 7 Things Instead

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

    Why She Said/He Said, instead of He Said/She Said? Because "She" comes first…

    Feel free to submit basic dating/relationship questions that you would like the female/male perspective on and Steve and I will address them…

    You know me… I'm Laurel House- your Dating Coach and Flirting Expert. Steve Hansen is a Life Coach, Online Dating Profile Photographer, and the "He Said" to my "She Said." See what we say when it comes to… Who pays and how a woman can make her man feel special without reaching or her credit card at dinner.

    On a DateOn a Date


    SHE SAID

    Ladies, never put your credit card down (or even do the fake reach) again on a date. Friends go dutch. Business associates go dutch. Dates don't. What do you want? A friend? A business partner? A job? Or a boyfriend that might lead to a husband? Do not pay. Do not offer to pay. I don't care if you are wealthier, uglier, fatter, less popular, more pathetic, or luckier (to be out with him than he

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  • Miley Cyrus' Shockingly Good Dating Advice

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House


    TRY TO IGNORE THE TONGUE… BECAUSE THE ADVICE IS WORTH THE READ.

    Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" was a huge hit.
    But it also has some solid advice when it comes to dating and relationships.

    Courtesy of Instagram @MileyCyrusCourtesy of Instagram @MileyCyrusIn fact, the struggles that she talks about in the song are common mistakes that both men and women make. Her moment of clarity is what is actually quite profound… whether she actually wrote the lyrics, I don't know. But she clearly felt them. And so have millions of fans. Here are the lyrics, then I will break down what seems to be the meaning…
    Lyrics:
    "I came in like a wrecking ball"
    "all I wanted was to break your walls."
    "all you ever did was wreck me"
    "I just wanted you to let me in, and instead of using force, I guess I should have let you in."

    Translation:
    The harder I tried to break you, the more you pushed back and fortified your resolve against my force. I exhausted myself by slamming up against an impenetrable wall.

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  • OMG! What Do I Text Him If… (a Sample Guide to Texting & Dating)

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

    #2 After a drunk make out you regret and don't want to pursue#2 After a drunk make out you regret and don't want to pursue

    Texting is a passive form of communication. Despite the often immediate gratification nature, when texting you don't have to invest much into each message. You can let someone know that you are thinking about them, without having to commit to a 10 minute call. You can confirm a date, without having to interrupt their day. You can also flirt, engage in witty banter, and get to know someone's off the cuff personality.

    But how do you use it to deliver important information… when it comes to dating? Here are 5 responses to common dating texts:

    1. After an awesome date where you're really hoping to see him again
    "Thank you so much for last night. Your upcoming trip to Bali sounds like a blast! Before you go out there and get caffeinated by arguably the best coffee on Earth, I would love to see you again."
    Why: Men are like dogs (in a very good way), they need to be rewarded for good behavior. He took you out and paid (yes, he

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  • She Said/He Said… Turn a 1st Date into a 2nd (or 4th)

    by Screwing The Rules Dating Coach and Flirting Expert Laurel House

    Why She Said/He Said, instead of He Said/She Said? Because "She" comes first…

    Feel free to submit basic dating/relationship questions that you would like the female/male perspective on and Steve and I will address them…

    You know me… I'm Laurel House- your Dating Coach and Flirting Expert. You might not know Steve Hansen. He is a Life Coach, Online Dating Profile Photographer, and the "He Said" to my "She Said." This is the first of what will be an ongoing "She Said/He Said" series.

    SHE SAID

    Afraid to reveal too much on a first date for fear that it will turn him off? Or maybe you think that he/she hasn't proven worthy yet of such privileged information. Keep thinking that way and keep enjoying first dates. If you want to move on to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and quickly into a committed monogamous relationship, then pull down your walls and prepare to get raw. Because the first date isn't just a measure of

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  • Cougars: 8 Men for Every 1 Woman... Here

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

    Cougars… get ready.Cougars… get ready.

    It's said by St Barth's locals that there are an average of 8 men for every 1 woman. Whether the actual numbers prove it or not, it certainly feels like it. And these men aren't just your average guys. Many of them are seriously attractive with amazingly tan bodies, a fun outdoorsy spirit, and a "what happens in St Barths, stays in St Barths" attitude.

    Yes, this sexy island destination seems to be a playground for single and looking women, particularly cougars who are interested in having a good time with a seriously hot guy who speaks in a French accent. With rumors of A-list female celebrities who dock their yachts then go out looking for a good time, I had to see the action for myself. So I booked a trip with a girlfriend (who ended up having to cancel last minute), checked into Tom Beach- a 12 room boutique hotel, and took the few steps from my room to the white sand- ready to see if those "stats" were true. Not used to

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  • 3 Reasons YOU Should Date an Older Guy

    by ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

    Engagement RingEngagement RingIt's not just gold diggers, arm candy, and chicks with "daddy issues" who like (and can benefit from) dating older. Upping your age bracket expands your dating pool, opens your eyes to experiences and passions you might not have had otherwise, plus you just might get a ring on your finger faster than if you were dating someone your own age. While cougars are definitely on the rise (just check out AYI.com's stats) Here are 3 reasons why you should date older:

    1. You Can Expand Yourself.
    When are you most open to learning new things, getting out of your box, and considering a different perspective? When you're in love. If you're dating an older, more experienced, more traveled, more knowledgeable, more worldly, more successful guy, chances are his interests are wider-ranging, he has explored his passions and hobbies, he has met fascinating people and he has become educated in life. So how does all of that relate to you? You can

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  • Bring Sexy Back into Your Relationship

    by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House

    Just because your relationship is no longer fulfilling, feels stale, lacks the luster and excitement that it once was bubbling over with, or even if you feel like you and your partner simply aren't connecting or have lost that attraction that once glued your bodies together, it doesn't mean it's over. It might need a jumpstart.

    One of the best ways to jumpstart a relationship is by adding a little extra spice to the mix. When I say spice, I mean sexiness, eroticism, get a little dirty, let your guard down, and have fun! If 50 Shades of Grey shows us anything, it's that men aren't the only one who fantasize about being naughty. Taking a nod from the book and living some of those erotic activities could give your relationship the little extra something it needs. So where do you start?

    -Get a room.

    -Go to a hotel where you can drop your guard, be a little vulnerable, and dabble in the erotic.

    -Set an intention for the trip with

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  • The Sexiest Valentine's Gift for Him (that's Really for You)

    by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House

    My Boudoir photo shoot!My Boudoir photo shoot!I'll admit it… I have scrolled through the "galleries" of photos on AskMen.com and flipped through the pages of scantily clad women in Maxim, and the seductively posed celebrities in GQ and Esquire. My eyes roll over their curves and my mind starts to race- how can you not get just a little turned on by peeking at such a sexy scene. But it's more than looking at their bodies; I'm imagining myself in those positions, wearing those clothes, and feeling that beautiful. I want to look that sexy. But more than that, I want to feel that sexy. Of course then that nasty voice chimes in my head and starts spitting out venomous comments like "your thighs are too fat," "your face is too round," "your ass is too wide…" you could never look like them.

    And I'm not alone. As a dating coach, I hear from thousands of women who reveal their own body insecurities. In fact, some of the women who seem most "perfect," the women who you gawk at and wish you

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  • 5 Essential Valentine's Day Tips for Guys

    by NoGamesLove Dating Coach Laurel House

    Don't give a gift card unless it is part of a romantic plan. Bury it in a box of chocolates.Don't give a gift card unless it is part of a romantic plan. Bury it in a box of chocolates.Valentine's Day can be stressful for men. Particularly for newly minted couples. What type of gift do you get? How do you celebrate? What do you do? Here are 5 tips for men during the "made-for-women" holiday.

    1. Remember that Valentine's Day is important to her.
    Even if she doesn't make that obvious. Like her birthday, this is the day to show her how much you care for her- regardless of if you have uttered "I love you" yet or not. It's also the day for romance. BE ROMANTIC. That doesn't mean spend a lot of money. That means to put effort into making her feel special, loved, and adored.

    2. Buy her a card and write something sweet in it.
    Say something sweet about how much she means to you, how happy she makes you, what makes you think about her when she's not around. If you don't have a way with words, add a poem or a love quote from someone else. Say that this poem makes you think of her.

    3. Buy her a ROMANTIC gift. The #1

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