Article: Don’t Play Hard to Get, Play Honest

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dont play hard to get play honest

Super late in posting this article for Modern Chic Mag that I wrote back in January.  Hope you all will enjoy and continue to love honestly.

Don’t Play Hard to Get, Play Honest

As someone who’s followed my heart, worn it on my sleeve, and had it broken many times, I get a lot of dating advice. In fact, it’s pervasive, especially since I’m “still single.” Though well-intentioned, I can’t help but feel ashamed for the decisions I’ve made in the name of love. Is my intuition completely shot? Or are my friends, Reddit, and Askmen.com all wrong?

After some thought, I realized that my frustration stemmed neither from my inaccuracy or theirs, but from the fact that there are “dating rules” at all. By stripping away the details, I found that there is only one guiding principle by which to align your love life: Honesty.

Honesty with who you are, who the other person is, and the situation.

Instead of pervasive guidance, pervasive honesty is the key. Like many truth bombs, it is a simple idea, but hard to enact. Keeping these few things in mind help make it more manageable. Read more at Modern Chic Mag.

2 Comments

  1. You’ve stated the plain truth. Most times those rules may not apply to the personally of whom you are with. The best option is to be one’s self- no rules, no hide and seek. One should react to a situation exactly how one feels about it. If the relationship doesn’t work. So be it. A rule that worked for A, may not necessarily work for B.

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    • Exactly !! I drove myself bananas reading all of the rules. It’s best to evaluate a situation for what it really is. Thanks so much for reading and your comments ❤ ❤

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