The most important thing in life is our capacity to love and be loved, to demonstrate our love openly and honestly.
I was really moved by the recent death of our oldest member to date, he was a charming eighty year old gentleman, who on the day I first met him,inspired me with his get up and go attitude and genuine love of life. He had time....time to spend, and time to give to someone else.
I was honored to have this gentleman as a member and we are delighted that in his time with us he shared his infectious passion for life with so many others.
I believe that as long as our hearts still beat we have love to give.
The best things in life are free, or so the song goes. This is so true. We can't buy happiness , health, or love. When we are in love then everything is fresh , new and we have renewed interest in everything around us. When you're in a happy relationship then just taking a walk , snuggling up and watching a movie, or cooking a meal together is a pleasure. You no longer have to endure the nights when you came home alone to a cold house and the prospect of another night in with a microwaveable dinner or takeaway. Very often people just give up on the prospect of finding a soul mate and resign themselves to single life. That's fine if you're happy, but if you're not then you've got to be proactive. You don't need to be rich or off the front cover of vogue magazine to meet someone, you've just got to be willing and open.
We are delighted to announce another recent engagement !!
Both members were widowed and in their 50's. It's really wonderful to bring people together who have lost their life partners and provide new opportunities for love and relationships. For many people who lose their partner the future can seem bleak and a very lonely road, but we would like to assure you that this is far from the situation. All it takes is a willingness to try again, to take the plunge into a new and promising adventure.
What avenues are available to you if you are unattached and looking for a partner. If you are single or unattached do you pursue the usual avenues and go to bars or clubs or do you choose a more personal or professional dating alternative?
Whether you are dating in Dublin or anywhere in Ireland the problem remains the same.
Dating in Dublin may seem to have more opportunities but whether you are dating in Cork, dating in Galway or dating in Limerick the routes to romance are still very limited. If you are dating anywhere in Ireland you are faced with the same issues. It is particularly challenging if you don't live near a large town or city. The pub culture has changed in the last ten years and pubs are no longer the best places to meet a partner. With the strict drinking laws and no smoking rules combined with tighter budgets the pubs are not as popular as they used to be, and attract a much smaller crowd. Therefore, single and unattached people must now look for new routes to finding a soul mate.
So, what are the alternatives: online dating, speed dating, enrolling in clubs.....????
I'm afraid the options are very limited and these options are not suited to everyone. However, what we at Two's Company can offer is a much more professional and personal alternative. Dating agencies have been around for more years that anyone can remember and the reason is that this approach WORKS. It is a tried and tested system that can bring amazing results to those that take the plunge.
So, if you're tired of the usual methods then try a new approach. Dating agencies are the preferred dating option for the future!!
It's important to leave the past behind. Whether it's a past relationship or an experience it's better to leave it where it belongs...in the PAST. It's impossible to fall in love when you're still holding on to a past relationship. There are always opportunities for new relationships but you have to be able to recognize them. So many people live in the past and then wonder why they are not happy. The past is dead to us, only the present moment has any relevance or real importance. To find love you must be open to it and really welcome it into your life. Moving on is a good description...live is constantly moving and so should we. Happiness is just around the corner.
One thing I know for sure, is that with time everything becomes clear, all questions are answered, what's broken is restored, new trails are blazed, hearts are mended, love returns, and you will look over your shoulder, with a tear in your eye, at life's utter perfection.
And best of all, time is one thing you have plenty of. Trust me.
When you meet the "RIGHT" person everything fits into place. It's easy, no struggle, and you compliment one another.
Although it's nice to meet someone who shares the same interests and hobbies as you , just think for a moment how wonderful it is to meet someone who broadens your horizons and introduces you to new and exciting things.
The ideal person is not someone who puts up with your faults, rather they are blind and ignorant to them and only see your qualities and beauty. When you meet the right person you will know it. They will make everything seem so much more wonderful and interesting. You will do things together you had wanted to do for so long, or had been meaning to do but just didn't want to do on your own. Everything takes on a new meaning. All it takes is a step in the right direction, an action and a goal.
While it is important to learn from our past mistakes it is equally as important to be able to leave the past behind and start again with new hope and belief. No one goes through life without some degree of heartache and pain. It's how we deal with these memories and experiences that determine our future. We obviously don't want to repeat past mistakes but sometimes we are experiencing the same things over and over again. These are called recurring patterns. It often seems like we have no control over these events ....but in fact we do. Dealing with past hurts and disappointments helps us to grow emotionally and paves the way for new experiences. We are clearer about what we don't want and even knowing that helps to form a clearer picture of what is right for us in the future. Fear sometimes prevents us from allowing new experiences in, fear of hurt or failure, all fear block off the things we want most....a new and rewarding relationship. Knowing when we're ready is important, and ideally a positive outlook with lots of enthusiasm ......and who knows.
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY.
Psychologists have shown it takes between 90 seconds and 4 minutes to decide if you fancy someone.
Research has shown this has little to do with what is said, rather
55% is through body language
38% is the tone and speed of their voice
Only 7% is through what they say
What is it about certain songs that instantly transform us into misty eyed puddles of melancholy? Scientists have proven that emotionally intense music, whether happy or sad, releases dopamine into the pleasure/reward centres of our brain. It's a type of benign addiction. Paradoxically, the sadder the song the more we crave it. We've all been there. British psychologist John Scolba in a famous study in the 1090's found that the majority of music contained a music device known as an "appoggiatura". Adele's Someone Like You is dripping with appoggiaturas. Put several appoggiaturas together into a three minute pop song and you're into "Oh God I'm tearing up"....territory. Adele and Dan Wilson co wrote Someone Like You about a desperately heartbreaking end of a relationship. Adele was feeling really sad at the time and it was a case of walking her back through the experience. When we hear the song we walk in her shoes.Yes, there may be appoggiaturas, volume shifts, expansion frequencies and tension/release dynamics to play with. But what Adele really does on Someone Like You is to sing her heart out....honestly and painfully.