“Nice guys finish last,” I've heard my entire life
It's a saying that has mocked everything from my morals to my fundamental understandings of what it means to be a good person. I've never understood why people don't go out of their way to find nice people to date. Niceness can be defined in a variety of ways, but one of the most telling signs of a “nice guy” (or girl) is their sentimental approach to life.
Dating a sentimental person has numerous advantages
Life holds special significance for us
Things that most people find mundane are extraordinarily beautiful to sentimental people. We always complain about how fast life moves, but how often do you take the time to appreciate the fact that a tree can grow (and even thrive) in an urban environment? When was the last time you stopped for five minutes to enjoy a sunset without thinking about which Instagram filter would make the clouds look the most like Crayola cotton candy? For sentimental people, every intricate structure of life is suddenly transformed into something very meaningful. We value the simple things, no matter how simple they appear.
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There are numerous reasons to rejoice
We can make a party out of anything. I'm not talking about binge drinking in a dorm room or doing drugs before seeing the new Jurassic World movie. Instead, we feel compelled to rejoice in the small victories and triumphs that occur on a daily basis. These are usually about other people, not about ourselves. It's not uncommon for sentimental people to suggest a surprise party or an impromptu get-together for our close friends.
We listen with our ears
Actively! Sentimental people are always there for others, even when it is not in their best interests. We are excellent listeners because we genuinely care about how you are feeling, what you are thinking, and how we can assist you in getting over it (if applicable). Everyone requires a shoulder to cry on. Sensitive people are among the most stable. Look for someone sentimental if you want to date a good listener.
We (likely) have above-average sex
Sensitive people are excellent in the bedroom. Consider this: we enjoy sensations such as love, fear, hatred, and other emotions. When those emotions occur, we are aware of them. We immerse ourselves in the emotions of those we love. Why wouldn't we want to fully experience sensational feelings like touch, taste, and smell? Sentimental people exude emotion. What will happen if clothes aren't involved?
We are firm believers in the adage that “what comes from the heart goes to the heart.”
I'm not talking about the “I forgot about your birthday, but here's something from the AM PM up the street – will you please kiss me now” type of gifts. Handmade, stitched, drawn, baked, or carefully planned gifts from the heart are what I'm talking about. Some of the best gifts I've given (and received) were probably made for less than $5. What is important is not the gift itself, but the act of committing to making something from scratch for someone you care about. That's unique.
The world we see is colored
This actually has two meanings. To begin with, sentimental people typically radiate positive energy around them at all times, especially when we are in the presence of other people. This energy (or vibe) spreads, causing more people to feel happy. Being so happy all the time will make you a lot of friends. Second, sentimental people are slow to judge things on their face or in black and white terms. There are always layers to peel, much like an onion, to get to the bottom of something. Color can be found in any situation, object, person, or location. This insightful concept is understood by sentimental people.
We create long-lasting memories based on genuine connection
If there's one thing sentimental people aren't, it's phony. We are not the type to overlook or undervalue any event or circumstance. Dates have suddenly become the most important thing. It is not a chore to visit your family or spend time with your friends. This is not a “problem” or “part of the relationship” that you must deal with. It's actually something sentimental people regard as a divine blessing. Existence is so much sweeter when you take the time, even if it is only for a brief moment, to appreciate beauty and elegance when you see it.
Those are everyday occurrences for us sentimental people.
Things That Make You Sad: Feeling sad or depressed can be an awful experience. However, there are some things that can actually help improve the situation. For example, it's common for people to feel better if they're able to engage in some type of physical activity. This form of "venting" is extremely beneficial because it allows you to release pent up stress and anxiety, which is something you'd feel after achieving the goal you were pursuing. Going for a walk, run, or hit the gym can be really helpful. Read more.
Stay Away From Toxic People: As a human being, we all have a need for healthy social interactions. We all want to feel accepted and understood by others. While it's not always possible to surround yourself with people who can provide these things, it's important to protect yourself from those who can't or won't. In fact, it can be quite damaging to your own well being to be too close to someone who will only hurt you. So, here are a few ways to tell if those around you are toxic. Are they physically toxic? Of course, not literally toxic. Are they harmful to your body? If they are, you should avoid them at all costs. Read more.
Dramatic People: It's always interesting to see the different types of people in the world and how they perceive and interact with others and their environments. Realizing why we do the things we do and understanding others is what we call self actualization and it can be a lifelong process. The Dramatic People magazine shares insights and interesting facts about human behavior and it's something that can be appreciated by anyone who is interested in self improvement. Read more.
Enjoy the Moment: Stop and smell the roses is an old saying that's repeated to remind people to not miss out on what's right in front of them. Sometimes we're so caught up in the future that we forget to stop and enjoy the present. By enjoying the experience of something, you'll feel better than if you were to rush everything. You can enjoy anything you want to do or experience, so do yourself a favor and appreciate the present. Read more.
How to Save a Friendship: In a world where many friendships fail, it's important to understand why, and how to best deal with the situation. Many friends will drift away over time, and it's a natural part of a relationship. But there are ways in which a friendship can die a quick death, and if you haven't been in this situation before, then chances are you will be at some point in your life. If you care about your friends, then it's your responsibility to ensure that their friendships survive and prosper, and here are a few things to keep in mind when you're in a situation where a friend is trying to save a friendship… Read more.
You have heard it all before: "Live life to the fullest", "follow your dreams", "be who you are" and "if it is meant to be, it will be". These are all wonderful quotes that are meant to help you live a happy life but they miss the point. Our lives are interconnected with each other and with the world.
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