Here Are The Cute Winter Dates College Guys Actually Want To Go On
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Whether it's summer or winter, every season consists of all different kind of dates you can do with your lover during that time of the year. Autumn is making its way out and winter is knocking on the door. There is plenty of things to do during winter that you can involve your significant other in, but most of the time, I'm picking out what my boyfriend and I should do and he just goes along with it.

A lot of the times I'll drag him to the mall to go Christmas shopping or to watch sappy holiday movies with me and deep down I know he's hating every minute of it, but props to him for sticking through with it!

This season, I asked my boyfriend some dates he'd love to go on this snowy season and here is what he said:

1. Movies

My boyfriend loves movies, he has seen more movies than I could ever name. The movie theater also happens to be his favorite place. If he's not looking to sit outside in the cold, the movie theater is the perfect date indoors. Pack a blanket, grab some popcorn from concessions and spend the next two hours watching the big screen with your BF.

2. Just staying inside

If he doesn't feel like going out, plan a movie marathon inside the coziness of your own home. Find some of his favorite movies and watch them together while cuddling up with some blankets.

3. Visiting a botanical garden

Botanical gardens during the holidays are filled with awe. Expect to be outside for a while so make sure to bundle up. My boyfriend and I went last year and had so much fun. Your boy will have a wonderful time checking out the lights with you by his side.

4. Snowboarding

What guy doesn't like to go snowboarding? My boy loves it. There are so many ski resorts that are out there. Plan a day and shred some slopes together.

5. Ice skating

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If snowboarding isn't for either of you, try ice skating. Usually there's always a place open, indoors or outdoors, where you can rent some skates and fly around a rink.

6. Attend an NFL game

NFL season is in its peak in the winter. Going to a professional sporting event is for sure to put a smile on your boyfriend's face. It can be -30 and you can still catch me and my BF out there in the cold cheering on our Pack.

7. Sledding

Bringing out your and your man's inner child can never go wrong. Sledding is cheap and so much fun.

8. Gingerbread house contest

Competitiveness is something both my boyfriend and I have in common. We did a gingerbread house contest last year and loved every second of it, or maybe I just did because I won the poll for the best house! Either way, it brings out both your creativeness and who doesn't love a little friendly competition?

9. Snowball fight

This "date" is on the top of my man's list for some reason... a snow ball fight! It's free so it can't get much better than that.

10. Couples massage

Winter is all about being warm, cozy and relaxed. A couples massage is the ideal date for any man that's under stress during college and it's a couples massage so it's a win win for the both of you.

11. Brewery tour to try seasonal beers

The best date for any guy. Bring your man to watch how one of his favorite drinks gets made and then try some seasonal brews to see if you find a new one you two like.

12. Play board games

One of the most classic winter dates there is. Bring out the old board games and make some hot chocolate to have a cozy night in with your lover.

Hopefully, there's a date in here you really think your boy will love, have a great winter!

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An Open Letter To The Girl In A Toxic Relationship Who Doesn't See The Signs To Let Go

"it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing" -R.H Sin

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Dear you,

I hope you're doing well. I once thought I was too. I once thought that if he would just change, for me, everything would work. However, my sweet girl, you should not have to change people, you should not have to push people to be better, for you. You cannot help anyone, that does not want to help themselves.

In the movies, we learn to love a bad boy that needs changing. However, it isn't always your job to be boys saving grace. However, his shaming and emotional abuse is not just something you should put up with so that you can love him. That is not loving.

Love is not a constant competition of who could belittle the other one first. Love is not asking for a hug and being told no. Love does not make you feel stupid for bringing up things that hurt your feelings.

Love does not grow angry because you talk to your mom about your feelings. Love does not body shame. Love does not constantly change the passcode to their phone.

Love does not laugh when you find out they're unfaithful. Love does not tell you that you are not smart enough to accomplish anything. Love does not force their hand up your thigh when the words "no" slip out of your mouth.

Love is the warmth of a hand on your cheek when you get anxious. Love is getting your backpack out the car for you. Love is turning around when you need them. Love compromises.

Love is encouraging. Love is proud. Love is forgiving. Love sees you for who you are. Love knows you are worthy.

God is your Father and you are His daughter, so do not believe for one second that this abuse is the love you think you deserve.

Love will not always be easy. Love will be challenging and a constant prayer to not anger so quickly.

However, do not mix up challenging with the abuse. If you are losing the good pieces of yourself, then it isn't love. I know that you put a lot of time and effort into this relationship, but it is no good, you are holding on to someone whose heart is not in the right place to love you.

I connected with a poem from R. H. Sin, once I left my toxic relationship which reads, "it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing."

Darling girl, you are so loved by so many people, do not let this relationship hold you back or make you feel less worthy than you are. I have always been the girl with her nose stuck up in the air smelling for smoke, to follow the trail to a burning house to find a boy that needed saving, but it is more than likely a boy that lit the fire in the first place and needs changing.

So, do not be me, be better. Be the girl that lights her own world on fire, for her work, for her family, for God. You are you and you are amazing, so do not fear being without him.

You will feel as if you have come up for air after drowning in an ocean that you had no idea you were swimming in.

The emotional abuse that this boy has put you through and maybe even physical abuse will leave you building walls around your heart. It will make other relationships hard, but you are so so strong.

You will meet someone that makes you so happy and feel so easy to love, you will never understand how you stuck around with the one that hurt you for so long.

You deserve to grow from this, and I promise you will.

Let go.

xoxo,

The girl who learned from a toxic relationship

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Being Far Away From My Boyfriend Actually Strengthened Our Relationship Instead Of Forcing It Apart

While we were apart, we became closer.

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Before I really start this article, I just want to say that my relationship isn't truly a long distance relationship. We are both college students at the same university eight months out of the year, but the other four months we live quite a distance apart. Even during those four months, we are only about 150 miles from each other as the bird flies, but really about three hours from each other.

Being in a relationship where I'm not able to see my boyfriend every day or even every week has been a real challenge. But it's been a good challenge. It hasn't been a challenge because I've felt unfaithful or fallen out of love with him in any way. It's challenging because I miss him. We both work jobs and our schedules aren't the same and oftentimes we aren't able to talk to each other unless it's early in the morning or late at night. There are times when all I want to do is talk to him and tell him about how my day went and get a big bear hug from him. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do this.

I firmly believe that being apart from each other for days, weeks, or even months have brought us closer than we could've ever imagined. We knew that this would be difficult, and we knew that there would be bad days, but we decided to power through it. It has made each time that we are able to see each other so much more special and meaningful.

Seeing each other has become more of spending time with each other than just laying around on the couch playing around on our phones. It's become really getting to know each other better and catching up on all the things we had missed. It's become a time for us to simply be in each other's presence and enjoy being able to talk face to face without a phone in the middle of us. We go on more adventurous dates, we take more pictures, and I think we would both easily say that we fall more and more in love with each other after each opportunity we have to spend time together.

Spending time together is no longer a daily activity, but it has become a right to be earned through hard work and several paychecks as travel can become expensive. We no longer take opportunities to see each other for granted, and it has made us grow closer because we aren't able to spend time together often. We look forward to the days when we won't have to worry about being apart but know that this is only a stepping stone in our relationship.

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