5 Articles About Love Every Smart, Independent Woman Should Read

by Janet Ong Zimmerman on 02/17/2015

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“When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.” — Sheryl Sandberg

1. Sorry, But 30 Is Not The New 20 When It Comes To Love

Many women approaching 30 focus on building their careers thinking that they’ll have time to find love, get married and perhaps raise a family.  Yet so many of these women who think they can have it all find themselves still single or in unfulfilling relationships in their 30s.  If you want love, here’s why time is of the essence, why you must make better choices, and what to do to prepare yourself for love.

2. The REAL Reason Hookups Leave You Feeling So Lonely

In the heat of the moment, hooking up can feel so fun, sexy and spontaneous.  Being desired by another and touched physically has its advantages.  But soon after, you may be left feeling disconnected and alone.  If you’re like many women having casual sex, one-night stands, and “hooking up” hoping to feel a connection, learn what’s really happening, what no one wants to admit and how to stop hooking up.

3. Could Sleeping With Him Too Soon Ruin Your Shot At Love?

Are you having sex early on hoping to turn dates into a relationship?  If so, you should know that guys have sex early on to fill their biological needs, not because they want things to turn into more.  Sleeping with a guy early on can actually be beneficial.  But in the context of wanting more, learn why it’s never in your best interest to think you’re the exception, and what you can do to keep his interest instead of having sex too soon.

4. Is Your ‘Independent Woman’ Attitude Holding You Back From Love?

If you’re an independent woman, you’re able to take care of and rely on yourself.  Yet when it comes to love, being too independent can make it seem like don’t need a man.  While you may not technically need a man, if you want to find true love with a masculine man, you will want to be more like a woman and less like a man.  Learn why acting like a man in love pushes love away, and what to do to be more like a woman.

5. Is He The Right Guy For You?

Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the guy you’re with is the right one for you.  Here’s an easy way to know.  When you are in a good place in your life, you will know if he is the one for you. Until you get to a good place, you will be questioning whether or not he is right for you.  While you’re getting to a good place, read these 10 signs that will be present if he is the right one.

While having a successful professional life is rewarding, the fulfillment from having true love is immense.  If you’d like to attract a high quality man and get married, make love a priority.  What will you do to focus more on your love life?

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