The Best Dating Advice From Celebrities
"Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read about in GQ magazine" is Chris Pratt's advice to singles. Nothing is a bigger downer than someone who lies to impress someone they're dating. Being yourself is truly the best strategy, so when your significant other falls in love, they fall in love with the real person you are, not the fake perception you built to impress them.
Don't Lose Yourself
In a follow up, another famous female songwriter and singer, Katy Perry, encourages her fans not to lose who they are in relationships. More often than not, people can lose their sense of self and identity by being in relationships, forming their identity and perception of self around their partner. So it’s important to take time to really spend on yourself, and developing your own person. This is supported by Will Smith, who pointed out that he and his wife, Jada, were “two completely separate people on two completely separate individual journeys,” and that they both needed to find their own internal happiness and fulfillment so they could work best as a couple.
Communication is Key
Meryl Streep has been married to Don Gummer for 40 years, and attributes the strength of their union to their ability to communicate with each other: “You have to talk about all the issues that arise, even the smallest things. You have to listen to your partner’s problems, suggestions and advice, and accept that you’re not always right. Conversation is the key to a successful marriage.” Aaron Paul agrees: "My wife and I do not argue. We communicate. We talk. But we’ve never fought in our entire relationship." Don't be afraid to talk about how you're feeling or if you're facing any difficulties.
To top it off, famous actor Neil Patrick Harris dwells on the flexibility of relationships. His advice is that flexibility is key to a good relationship. Being able to roll with the punches, and thick and thin within your relationship is essential, or otherwise you’ll find that neither of you are gonna be happy. As it is in most things, compromise is key.
Of course, there is no perfect to-go guide on relationships. They are complicated and full of challenges, just like humans are. But being flexible, forgiving, and being yourself is key to a healthy dating life.