The 10 Worst Ideas for the First Date

The 10 Worst Ideas for the First Date

But Astaroth is actually a demon who causes afflictions that he then pretends to cure in order to gain more followers. Bartholomew reveals the farce and works several miracles to prove his own spiritual prowess. After forcing the demon to confess to his deceit, Bartholomew drives him into the wilderness. Apocrypha, like the “Acts of Thomas” and “Acts of Bartholomew,” were popular in the medieval period and even those who couldn’t read or write knew these stories. They also helped fuel the “witch craze” of the 16th and 17th centuries, in which zealous Christian leaders persecuted and killed thousands of people – mainly women – for their values, often concocting claims that they consorted with demons. Beliefs that persist today It’s clear that Immanuel has profited from her values in the supernatural, especially in right-wing and religious circles.slut roulette masterbation She has over 9,000 followers on Facebook and over 94,000 on Twitter, with a devoted platform as a pastor. In fact, she casts herself as a prophet and destroyer of demons. It isn’t difficult to find other modern Christians who connect demons, sex and health issues. The conservative Christian magazine Charisma published a story claiming that sex with demons causes homosexuality. And researchers recently were able to show that belief in supernatural evil could predict negative attitudes toward abortion, homosexuality, premarital sex, extramarital sex and pornography. Meanwhile, many evangelical Americans believe that Trump is God’s chosen one, who has been tasked with fighting actual demons. Trump’s personal minister, Paula White, is just one conservative figure known to espouse these views. If anything, the coronavirus pandemic has shown how many on the religious right continue to rely on faith over science. Studies have already emerged showing how the tension between faith and science has influenced many conservative Christians to resist the use of masks and other public health responses to the pandemic. With many conservative Christians sharing some of the same views about demons as Immanuel – and conservative Christians forming a core base of support for the president – Trump’s promotion of the doctor’s beliefs makes perfect sense.

He’s preaching to the choir. Brandon W. Hawk does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Read the original article here — Signup for Our Newsletter Get Us in Your Inbox! Online Dating, Sex, and Relationship Advice Tips in Your Inbox… Follow @theurbandater Like this:Like Loading… Share This Article Facebook9Tweet0Pin0 Posted in: Online Dating Hey bub, don’t get too crazy on the scratchin’! No, no. I’m not digging for content to write about here, folks. My girlfriend has gotten an up-close, hands-on training on scratching my back the way I like, much to her chagrin. You see, I’m a big bear of a man. I’m constantly rubbing against buildings and trees and, and… Wait.

No, I’m not a pervert, now. I mean, I am, but I’m not sexually rubbing against things and/or people. That would be rude and cause for a citation from the local Po-Po. What I’m talking about is the perfect back scratching method and how YOU can be the person that makes everybody and anyone purr at your mere touch. Yes, YOU can be that person! Here’s how to do it My hands, not my penis, or dashing/rugged-good looks are among the stuff of legend, according to women I’ve dated and women I have not dated but have known my scratchular touch (yes, I made that word up). So, given the high marks my hands have received, I feel i will speak from a place of authority on the subject of back scratches. It’s all in the mind… When you’re doing something you LOVE to do, you do not really think about it, you just know you’re doing something you love to do and you “get on with it.” I’m not going to lie, it’s real work to massage, scratch, stroke and poke someone. More times than not, it’s NOT a labor of love. However, the first step in the mastery of a back scratching is that you must “feel” like it’s the best thing you could be doing with your time. Period. You have to believe it and internalize even if it’s a fucking like!

See and feel… with your hands! I’m getting into some straight up mystical shit here, kids. If you close your eyes and feel around, you become more intimate with whatever it is you’re touching.

Not A math. Not Science. Love’s Art.

You have to rely on this sense, if you will, more than anything else. You also have to put a little of yourself into it. Hang with me for a moment; indulge me for a moment, you assholes. You know what feels good to you, were you to close your eyes you’d know how to… ummm… touch yourself, wouldn’t you? Of course you would. While no two people are alike, you can also use this by touching your partner in way that you would like. What I mean is this: Close your eyes, touch/scratch/fondle your partner in way that you might do to yourself. Yes, I just fucking said that! Now pay attention g– da—-t! (radio edit) Seriously, I think this is the most important part of godly back scratching.

If you can somehow project how you feel for your partner through your touch; they’ll know it because they really CAN feel it. Music and lighting sets the mood… Duh, right? Of course music and lighting set the effing mood! Think of what your partner enjoys listening to, think of something mellow and play it. Or, if you know better, then you choose. I have a station made from ‘Air’ on Pandora; that typically does the trick for this guy. Set them up on the bed, couch. Hell, even the floor could be a ideal place. Parks on a perfectly temperate day are also nice. If you can’t play music on your busted ass flip-phone, then learn to hum mother-f—ers!

Be unpredictable If anyone massages you or scratches you for any length of time you’ll surely notice a pattern. Blah. Fucking boring, get off and go away. I’ll scratch my own damn back with the oak tree out front, thank you! There’s a reason why having sex blindfolded is exhilarating. You don’t know what’s coming, it fucks with you mentally; challenges your imagination. When you feel a sensation  you weren’t expecting it can be mind blowing. While back scratching doesn’t nearly match amazing sex, it can be powerful when you don’t know how you’ll be touched, or how relaxed it will make you feel. TrueFax, yo! You gotta feel it inside I hear you guys snickering… even chortling! Knock it off, you jerk-off!

If you don’t feel something special, or love, for the person you are making love to with your hands it’s really hard to project it. So be a good actor, if you don’t love em. That is, from a technical standpoint: good data in; good data out. In real-people speak: You out of the world what you put into it. Signup for Our Newsletter Get Us in Your Inbox! Online Dating, Sex, and Relationship Advice Tips in Your Inbox… Follow @theurbandater Like this:Like Loading… Share This Article Facebook13Tweet0Pin0 Posted in: Relationships, Sex, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized Tagged in: back scratch Getting married is always a huge step and will bring so much change. Some couples live together for the first time, figure out how they want to handle their finances, and even decide if they wish to have kids. But one part of relationships that some couples are not prepared for is how sex can change after the wedding.

How profound is that change in a couple’s sex drive after marriage? Superdrug Online Doctor asked more than 1,000 Americans and Europeans in a new study to learn about sex inside a marriage. They discovered the most successful ways couples communicate and reach sexual satisfaction – even later into their marriage. The findings were also reviewed by a licensed sex therapist to see what might drive a few of these behaviors. Here are some of the results. Married Sex Life So how often were the married couples doing the deed according to the survey? About 65.5% of respondents reported having sex at least once a week. Nearly 1 in 4 (23.6%) people admitted to engaging in sex at least once a month, while a modest 10.9% revealed they did it less than once a month. How long the couples were in their marriage made a difference as well. Three in four people married for five years or less reported knocking boots at least once a week, but that number dropped considerably after 16 or more years.

Only 56% of people in that relationship stage admitted having sex once a week. Moreover, as relationships went on, couples were more likely to transition from once a week to once a month. On average, the longest couples went without having sex was six weeks. One in five respondents said they went without sex for three months or longer. Since getting married, more than half (52.3%) of survey participants reported less frequent romps. Only 20.9% said they had more sex. Sexual Excitement After the Vows Did the urge to get between the sheets with their partner change after the rings were on their fingers? About half (51.9%) of people said their needs were about the same as before the wedding. More than 1 in 4 said that sex got more boring. Only 17.4% of respondents revealed that their sex life got more exciting after the saying, “I do.” The study revealed some of the top ways couples increased sexual excitement. First on the list was experimenting more (67%), followed by using different positions (63.1%) and being spontaneous (42.6%). One in three people said they incorporated sex toys in the bedroom. Others watched porn together (14.8%) or visited a sex therapist (8.5%). But what were some reasons people slowed their sex frequency?

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More than half (57.8%) said they had a lower sex drive. About 42% said they didn’t have the time. Almost the same percentage (41.4%) claimed to have more stress. Nearly 2 in 5 say their children are why they haven’t been rolling around in the sack. And 17.7% had developed lower self-esteem since becoming married. According to the study, about 65% of respondents experience considerably decreased sex frequency at some point in their marriage. Men were more likely to cite a lower sex drive as a reason for not wanting to have sex. On average, it took four years of marriage for couples to have a decrease in sex frequency. Couples fixed this potential issue by talking to their partner (50.6%), doing nothing (36.3%), or researching ways to improve their sex lives (20.6%). Keeping the Spark Alive Respondents who discussed sexual satisfaction with their spouse at least once a week were most likely to be sexually satisfied. Some ways couples tried to keep their sex life interesting was by flirting with their spouse (33.9%), going on romantic getaways (28.1%), and using sex toys or accessories (26%).

The biggest takeaway from the study came in the form of advice from these couples on how to keep sex interesting throughout a marriage. What was the best advice respondents gave? Almost 2 in 5 respondents said being honest about feelings toward their sex life was most important. About 15% of people emphasized explaining your sexual needs. The third tip was to frequently discuss sexual satisfaction (10.9%). These popular pieces of advice shared a commonality: communication. Every relationship is different and requires specific needs, but it seems as if communication is key to keeping a couple’s sex life alive when married. Whether you want to try something new or revert to some oldie but goodie positions, talking to your partner can be the best thing for your relationship. Signup for Our Newsletter Get Us in Your Inbox! Online Dating, Sex, and Relationship Advice Tips in Your Inbox… Follow @theurbandater Like this:Like Loading… Share This Article Facebook7Tweet0Pin0 Posted in: Online Dating Tagged in: marriage, role-play, Sex Dating a special someone new can make you feel like you’re in a lucid dream. You feel desired, you can’t stop smiling, and you can’t control your subtle smugness when you tell your friends that you’re hitched. When you’re at the start of a new road, infatuation makes you want to fly high in the sky and spread the love over a network like Facebook. You believe that the sensation would only grow every month or even every fortnight, where the more you talk and the more you spend time with each other, the more your seed will grow and will turn into a blossom of love. However, as much as you don’t want to think about the topic, some things in life do expire. There may be point where you’ll have to start asking yourself a couple of questions, especially if you’re starting to imagine yourself with your other half in a home with wedding pictures on the walls.

Alternatively, you may find yourself stuck. You’re still having a fantastic time with your other half, but nothing much has changed within the last 8-12 weeks of seeing each other. Another possible thing that could happen is that your feelings for your other half are starting to burn themselves out, or slowly losing its flame until it completely goes out. These are awful thoughts to have inside your head, but the reality is they occur every day, and you can’t control them, no matter how much you try. Every relationship would have a different ‘best before end’ date, but the average time that you should start thinking seriously about the relationship is three months. So, if you’re wondering if there is an end to the road or not, these are the three most important questions that you’ll have to ask yourself. Question 1: What are you doing with your partner and yourself? Firstly, you need to answer these points alone. Even if you consult with your most well-balanced friends on the face of the earth, you’re going to get a biased opinion at the end of the conversation. They would only want you to be happy. Therefore, they would give you an answer that you’d probably don’t want to hear.

Once you sit down at your desk with a hot cup of tea, you have to ask yourself: What are you doing with your partner and yourself? Are you eating out a lot? Do you go to the cinema often with each other? Are you having lot of surprise trips out-of-town together? Are you having sex most of the time with each other? Do you ‘Netflix and Chill’ together when you finish work? Do you have lot of coffee dates just outside of your home? Is most of your time with your partner sober? They may seem trivial to you at first, but they may have a great significance when you start to think about the other two questions later on. Furthermore, you also have to ask what you are doing when you’re on your own. Are you still doing your favorite hobbies when you’re other half is away? Are you still seeing your friends as much as you were when you were single? Do you think lot about your partner when you are alone?

Again, this is an important part of processing your real feelings if you wish to find out what you should do next. Question 2: How do you feel about you and your partner? Once you know what your current lifestyle is like, the next step is to question your feelings for your partner. What are the aspects that you like about your partner? What are the aspects that you don’t like about your partner? What are the sensations that you feel when you’re around your other half? What are the sensations that you feel when you’re not around your other half? Do you think that things are moving in the right direction; going up and forward? Do you think that things are slowing down a little bit; reaching a point where you’re starting to land on your feet, and you’re not flying anymore? To avoid over-thinking about the connection and getting into a mild anxiety attack, you just need to establish what ground you’re standing on, as well as the ground that your partner is on too. This is another door that you’ll need unlock because it will help you answer the final question that will either make or break your relationship. Question 3: Where do you see you and your relationship going in the next three months? Of course, there is the old saying of ‘if you think about the past too much, you’re depressed, but if you think about the future too much, you’re too worried.’ But the sad fact is that you are going to have to worry about the future sooner or later.

Considering what things will be like within the next few months will establish what it is that you want, what it is that you need, and what it is that will be best for you in the long run. If there is one thing you should know, it’s that relationships and romance aren’t meant to be stepping-stones. They’re little slots in our life that would either work or won’t. These two things come and go all the time, and the only thing that varies is the length of them. Even if you feel like you want to spend a big part of your lifetime with your partner, it’s important that you have a discussion with him or her about the romance and relationship. Another reason to have this conversation is that you may not know if your companion is on the same page with you. Your partner is on a higher level, but you’re not on the same wavelength as he or she is, perhaps. Whether it would be easy for you to answer or not, these are the three important questions that you have to ask yourself when you’ve been dating for 1 season of the year. If you’re not in love with your other half, the most loving thing to do for him or her is to stop the relationship when your partner’s feelings are growing. It’s better for you to do that now and not wait when his or her love for you is at its peak. However, if you do feel like your head is above the clouds, but you’re not too sure if your partner’s head is too, you have to tell him or her where you are right now.

Lack of communication is one of the underlining causes of failing romances and relationships; it’s crucial to have these kinds of talks even when you’re in a real space with your partner. You’re not in school; hiding in a corner on the playground while staring at your crush isn’t cool anymore. You may not be in control of sensations like love, but you are in control of making decisions that can alter your love life in the way that you want it to be. Signup for Our Newsletter Get Us in Your Inbox! Online Dating, Sex, and Relationship Advice Tips in Your Inbox… Follow @theurbandater Like this:Like Loading… Share This Article Facebook16Tweet0Pin1 Posted in: Dating & Relationships Tagged in: Dating, love, Relationships, romance Talk Nerdy to Me Dating can be difficult, and while dressing nice and picking fun activities can help people get dates, there is one particular skill that can make or break your online dating life. This skill is really important that people might not even realize it’s why they aren’t getting dates or keeping a relationship. That skill is using proper grammar and spelling.

When people see poor grammar and spelling, whether in a text or on an online dating profile, it can make people seem less datable. How does lousy grammar and spelling affect dating? In a new study, Word Tips asked more than 1,000 people who had actively dated in the past year about the writing habits of prospective dates. Not only did they frequently find grammar and spelling errors, but they also saw other messaging mistakes that people may not have considered. Here are some of the results. First ImpressionsSo, how important are grammar and spelling when dating? According to the study, 71% of people surveyed stated that a person’s spelling and grammar in texts directly correlated to their intelligence. Only 11% disagreed with this statement. Nearly 7 in 10 people (69%) judged romantic interests on their spelling and grammar in texts. Women (78%) were sixteen percentage points more likely to judge people according to this skill than men (62%).

When asked if poor spelling and grammar were a deal-breaker when dating, 68% of respondents said that it was not, compared to the nearly 1 in 3 that said it was.

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