We Just Figured Out Why You’re Still Single

If you still haven’t found your special match, don’t worry! According to Feng Shui, there are ways you can easily increase our chances of finding romance by simply removing or adding certain items to your bedroom.

  1. Remove stuffed toys and other kiddy items 

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Although they somehow remind you of your good childhood memories, stuffed toys and other kiddy memorabilia should be left in the past (or in storage). You are now a grown adult, focus on serious matters such as love and career. Don’t allow your energy to be drawn to the past – focus on what’s ahead and who knows, your special someone might soon arrive.

2. Remove art or images that depict solitude

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Images that depict solitude unconsciously bring melancholic emotions and loneliness. Get rid of them because you need to open yourself to meeting new people and friends. If you can’t bear to part with them, try to match them with a pair!

3. Remove clutter or mess



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Any form of clutter or mess in your bedroom attracts negative and stressful energy. Hence, it translates to bad mornings and nights. Get rid of this to bring calmness into your room and attract more positive energy.


 4. Remove any item that carries water  



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Plant lovers we have bad news for you! Any item that carries water connotes energy that is trapped or stagnant. Remove such items in your bedroom to ensure the free flow of good vibrations. Still want plants? Go for potted ones instead of cut flowers.

5. Add more colors of pink, red, or brown

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These colors are associated with romance and happiness. Add more of these in your room to enhance the energy of love. If you’ve got a masculine bedroom, go for brown hues like these amazing bedrooms.


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6. Add bright lights

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Another enhancer of love is bright lighting. These bring about positive and happy energy. Romantic fairy lights are more for the ladies, while the guy can opt for cool standing lamps!

7. Add a pair of scented candles 

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Not only will these exude good smelling aroma in your bedroom, but also enhance the chances of love. Make sure your candles come in pairs to increase the possibility of finding that special someone.

8. Add an image of peony flowers


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These flowers are considered to be the number one flowers for romance in Chinese traditions. Why not try putting images of them in your room to increase your chances of finding love?

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6 Ways to Tell if a Guy Likes You

I know right? You’d think by now this should be on our fingertips. After all, men are hardly as wily or as confusing as women. So they say. I think it’s just a ploy to get us to let our guards down. Damn they’re good. But no more! Here’s the definitive guide to figuring out if that guy likes you. Unless he’s a Player. Damn.

  1. He Touches You

Uh-huh. Let’s just get right to it. If a guy likes you, he’s already moved 6 steps ahead and is imagining you naked. Who am I kidding? That’s probably the next step. But this is not the Dark Ages and he can hardly drag you home by your hair so he has to settle for a hand on your arm, a nudge of your shoulder, you know…socially accepted norms.

  1. He laughs

Who wouldn’t be in a good mood around someone he adores? You may be no Tina Fey but hey, suddenly everything you say is smart and amusing, probably because he’s listening to you for once. Law of the Universe: Men only listen to people they like, provided they’re not married.

  1. He’s a Tease

Yep that thing you secretly love, that allows you to slap his arm because you want to touch him too. Feel free to tease him right back. What’s the difference between someone being mean to you because he has a chip on his shoulder and someone teasing you because he likes you? The Smile.

  1. He’s Fussing Over his Appearance

When it comes to grooming, men have no standards (by our standards). If his shirt is food stain-free and he is recently showered, that is probably good enough for him. If you find a man asking for fashion advice and changing his look, you can bet your money that he’s in love. A quick scan of the horizon should reveal the object of his desire.

  1. He Can’t Stop Looking at You

You catch him staring at you all day long. Sometimes he turns away, embarrassed; other times he smiles and holds your gaze. You’re starting to feel stalked. Calm down, the man’s in love with you.

  1. He Ditches his Pack

While there are many lone wolves out there, many men also move in packs like women. But a guy in love will be eager to ditch his pals for his True Love since any opportunity to spend time with you improves his chances of finding love.


~ Li Ching (Who is as Confusing as They Come)

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7 Scientifically-Proven Physical Attributes That Attract Men. You Don’t Need To Be Born With Them

Whether you have a beau you want to impress or want to up your chances at the dating scene, you’d want to read these scientists-backed tips!

  1. Rule #1: Wear makeupAttributes1

A man may say he prefers “natural, no makeup”, but like Calvin Klein once said: “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”

An experiment by social psychologist Nicolas Geuguen had two young women sit in a bar in France. In one scenario, they have makeup on, and in another, they only cleansed and moisturised their skin. At the bar, they waited for men to approach them for a chat and then declined them, giving the excuse that their friends were joining them soon.

This experiment was repeated for 60 one-hour periods in two different bars. The results? When the women weren’t wearing makeup, the first man approached them after an average of 23 minutes, and then the rate of being hit on was 1.5 times per hour.

With makeup on, the first man tried to chat up with them after 17 minutes, and the rate of being hit on increased to two times per hour.

  1. If you have limited time for makeup, focus on the eyesAttributes2

In another study, researchers seek to find out which components of makeup are most attractive to men. It found that eye makeup has the most impact, followed by foundation.

  1. If you have more time, go for red lipsticksAttributes3

Scientists at Manchester University used an eye movement tracking software and found that in the first ten seconds after being introduced to a woman, men tend to spend more than five seconds looking at her lips, especially if she was wearing red. This is regardless of the shape of her lips.

  1. Choose brown for hair dyeAttributes4

A poll on 2000 men by social network site Badoo found that men prefer brunettes. This survey studies the features that men find most attractive in women, and one third of the respondents said they find brown hair most attractive, while 28.6% said they liked black – this means that almost 60% of men indicated a preference for dark-haired women. Just FYI, 29.5% preferred blondes while 8.8% liked redheads.

  1. Avoid the half-up hairstyleAttributes5

You probably already knew that hair is an important part when it comes to leaving a great impression on your overall appearance. According to a recent study by Pantene, 87% of men said that it is.

In an interview with Steve Ward, a professional matchmaker and host of VH1′s Tough Love, with Daily Makeover, he said that a half-up hairstyle isn’t popular with men, a loose ponytail can look like you’re not bothered with your hair, whereas a tight, slicked-back ponytail can look intimidating.

As for hair that men love: wild curls that allows you to show off your neck and collarbone. Loose waves are another casual but glamorous look that Steve Ward approves.

  1. Wear enhanced colour lensesAttributes6

A study by University of Toronto looked into the relationships between facial measurements and attractiveness. In this study, researchers found that men found women with thick, dark limbal rings in their eyes more attractive. These are dark rings around the iris of the eyes. These rings usually fade when you get older or if you’re ill, so it offers an indicator of youth, which is probably why men are primally attracted to women with prominent limbal rings. There are cosmetics contact lenses in the market that help enhance the limbal rings, so even if yours aren’t obvious, you can cheat with them  ;-)

  1. Don’t wear the same perfume as his exAttributes7

According to a poll by Glamour magazine, which also worked with scent expert, Dr. Alan Hirch, every men in the survey could recall the perfumes that his ex-girlfriends had worn. When asked if it’ll be a deal-breaker for them if their current date wears something similar, they said that they’d rather she not wear it.

However, if you don’t know what are his exes’ signature scents, try wearing something men would be attracted to instead. Fresh out-of-shower perfumes (such as Dolce&Gabbana’s Light Blue), spicy scents (like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid) and smells of fresh orange (e.g. Hermès’ Eau d’Orange Verte) are huge turn-ons.

On the other hand, men in the panel disliked perfumes that smell of food. Chocolate is the biggest turn-off. The only exception, according to the survey, is vanilla. Strong florals are also not a favourite amongst the men.


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Dating: So Bad and Yet So Good

If you have been dating, and dating, and dating(!!) and somehow still haven’t found Mr/Miss About Right (oh yeah, gone are the days when we must have Exactly Right), you must be feeling pretty sick of it. Why do we persist? Is it the sinking feeling in your stomach that says you may not be wired for Complete and Utter Independence? Is it for lack of something better to do with your time (who are you and why haven’t you been ensnared by the long arms of the Internet)?

Indulge me here but I think it is our strong survival instinct, that intrinsic knowledge that tells us dating is somehow good for us. As unbelievably bad as it can seem, way too often, it somehow betters us, and moulds us into an upgraded Version 2.0.

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Rejection Strengthens your Attitude towards Failure

The worst part of dating is probably rejection and it hits you right at your first step. Moments after you work up your courage to say “Hi” to that sweetie pie in your office, you discover she isn’t that sweet after all. Your friend introduces you to her friend, whom she swears is the “nicest guy in the world” – Yep, not so nice. How many times can you walk into that wall and not crumble into a miserable mess?



Amazingly, you find yourself doing it over and over again. Gradually you realise that walking into a wall is not such a big deal. You learn to deal with it – just get up and find another way, a concept no different from facing difficulties at work, obstacles in life, all of which are inevitable but mostly just make us stronger.



Dating teaches you that Anything is Possible

You get all dressed up over and over again and nothing happens. Then one day, you’re hanging out with your best buds wearing your ratty old tee and glasses, and bang, you meet someone’s acquaintance and suddenly you’re dating. To say that love is a freaky random thing is putting it mildly. Should this make you despair? No! Let this be a reminder of the infinite possibilities in this world. The fact is anything Can Happen if you go out there and embrace life for all its quirky unpredictability. Believe that good things happen and they will. Make sure you’re ready.



Experience makes you Wiser

7 boyfriends later, sure, you might be a little bitter and somewhat confused about how it all works but there is no denying what doesn’t work. Obsessive compulsive workaholic doesn’t work. Sporty exercise freak doesn’t work. Romantic ultra-possessive doesn’t work. See what experience can do for you? The next time Mr Loves-Himself-More-than-Life asks for your number, you can laugh in his face and walk away. Efficiency is now your middle name. You can go through double the number of men you used to in half the time.

Just try not to leave a bloodbath in your wake.

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~ Li Ching (Who Yearns to be Stronger, Wiser and Ready for Anything)