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When you start dating someone, you expect them to be interested in you. You don’t expect the guy to text you every day or call you every night, but you at least expect him to respond to your texts every once in a while. When he is hot and cold all the tie, it really makes you question whether he is interested in you or not. Is he just trying to play hard to get or is he just not interested in you? Why is he hot and cold all the time? Did you do something wrong?
At first, he lays it on thick. It seems like you are the center of attention, and he treats you as if you are royalty. Then, he suddenly freezes you out. It seems like you are no longer important to him. Did he decide that the relationship is not worth his time? Did he ever really like you to begin with?
There are a number of different reasons why a guy might be hot and cold. To really tell why he is acting this way, you have to look at the entire relationship. Sometimes, the guy doesn’t even realize he is doing it. He is busy at work or had a bunch of events with friends, so he completely forget to pay attention to you for a while. If your date was previously attentive and suddenly stopped paying attention, start by looking at his life. If he has a lot of events or work projects to do right now, then there might not be any problem with you or the relationship. He just does not have the time to focus on everything. Once he has more time, the relationship will probably turn back to normal.
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This is a fairly common reason why he is hot and cold. You can never know if someone is the right for you until you get to know him better. He dated you for a bit, but realized that you were not just perfect for him.
This is not a reflection on who you are or your self-worth. In the right relationship, partners are like puzzle pieces. Neither person is perfect, but their puzzle pieces fit perfectly into each other. Your guy may have just realized that you were not the right puzzle piece for him. You might be the most amazing person in the world, but you are just not the exact person that he is looking for.
Obviously, it would be better if he just told you this. The last thing you want is to wait around forever because you think that a relationship could happen. Unfortunately, some guys are afraid of confrontation. He may be afraid of hurting you or just does not know how to express his feelings. Because of this, he might just go cold instead of doing the right thing and telling you how he feels.
He Is Afraid of Commitment
This is another reason why a guy might suddenly go cold. After a few dates, he started to realize that he was falling for you. He might not want a serious relationship right now, or he might be afraid of getting hurt. Or, he had a past relationship that made him really afraid of commitment. Now, he is starting to panic because he realizes just how deeply he feels.
It is also possible that he is not afraid of commitment; he just doesn’t want a relationship. He may have realized that you were falling for him, and he is trying to warn you off. He may just want a fling or a sexual relationship, so he does not want the relationship to get more intense than it already is. There is nothing wrong with having a fling or a sexual relationship, but it would be better if he would just tell you what he wants (or does not want).
He Just Wanted Sex
While this is not always the case, it happens enough to be a possible cause. When a guy wants to sleep with you, he will be very attentive. He will take you out, treat you well and be completely attentive. If he was only interested in sleeping with you, his behavior might change as soon as you sleep with him. He wants to move on to other conquests, or he might just want to keep you around as a late-night booty call. Either way, he just wants sex and is trying to keep you from wanting or expecting anything more from him.
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Think back to his “hot” behavior. Was there a chance that you were misreading it? While this is not always the case, there are certainly guys out there who are extremely friendly. It is very easy to misread a friendly guy’s actions as being into you. He may have just wanted to be friends and liked talking to you. You may have misunderstood how he felt, so you thought that he was interested.
It might have taken a bit, but he may have realized what was going on in your mind. He started to act coldly because he did not want to lead you on anymore. He realized that you misunderstood what he was doing, so he is trying to back off so that you realize that a relationship is not possible with him.
It Boosts His Ego
Another reason why a guy might go hot and cold is because of his ego. He may have never been interested in dating you. Instead, he just wanted to know that he could date you if he wanted to. While it is a terrible thing to do, he may have been trying to prove his own self-worth by showing that a women as amazing as yourself liked him. He did not plan on following through (or if he did, it may have just been for sex). All he wanted was that ego boost to allay his own insecurities and low self-esteem.
When you’re out mingling with fellow singles, it can be tough to find a solid foothold in a conversation. These days we’re caught up in a whirlwind of people coming in and out of our lives that it can be tough to make an impression on someone you just met. Well, if you’re not the type to go for pickup lines and just want something sweet and clever to say to a girl you just met, here are a bunch of suggestions that might just make an impression on her.
I never believed in reincarnation, but after meeting you, I am sure I did something right in my past life!
I’m pretty sure that even if you outright told me you were a serial killer, I’d still find something about you to fall in love with.
You don’t know me, but I might just be the best thing in this life you’ll ever meet.
Whenever I look at you, it makes be believe that God is biased because there’s no way he didn’t put a little more effort into making you than he did with other people.
I don’t know you, and you don’t know me, but who’s to say it’s wrong if we sleep together?
I know you just met me, but you make me want to be a better man just so I can be worthy of you love.
Haven’t you heard? I might just be your new boyfriend!
Here, check out my shirt and see what it’s made of. Can’t see? It’s made of boyfriend material.
I just wanted to ask if you knew where the nearest Starbucks is. Just kidding, I don’t really care. I just needed an excuse to talk to the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met.
Anyone who doesn’t believe in love at first sight has clearly never been in this position before.
We’ve never met before, but it’s safe to say that maybe it’s fate that brought us together this evening.
Last night I looked up into the stars and wished so hard to finally meet an angel. I guess my wish has been granted.
I could stare at you forever and still feel like I haven’t had enough of you.
I constantly wonder if you think about me as much as I think of you. And that’s saying a lot since I just met you a few minutes ago!
I saw you from across the room and I knew I would forever be mad at myself if I didn’t come and strike a conversation with you.
I’ve only known you for a couple of minutes, but there’s a pretty good chance that I kind of, sort of, quite possibly, might be in love with you already.
I’m (name) and I might just be your future husband.
I have never seen you in my life. But last night I was wondering if I’ve ever seen the most beautiful woman in the world. I guess me meeting you answers that question.
I have a challenge for you. If you can name the NL East teams without looking through your phone, I won’t insist on you giving me your number. Deal?
We’ve only just met but you already make me feel like an excited child at a theme park when I’m with you.
You are definitive proof that love at first sight is absolutely real.
This is the perfect time to get to know each other. Hi, I’m (name), and I might just make all your wishes come true.
Then let’s get to know each other! What are you into? Where are you from? What brings you here? And what is it about you that makes me never want to leave your side?
I’m just a guy standing in front of a girl, hoping she would someday fall in love with me because she’s so damn gorgeous!
I think God was high when he created you because there’s no one else who comes so close to perfection as you.
I could say that I don’t know you either, but you really make me want to get to know you.
You’re a conundrum. Out of all the people in this room, I can’t believe you’d talk to someone like me. It’s like the sun paying attention to a lowly mushroom!
I think you should get to know me because I might just be the best thing that will ever happen to you.
I don’t know what you think of me, but I think about you all the time.
Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just mentally thanking all the forces in the universe for bringing such a gorgeous woman so close to me this evening.
First impressions definitely last. So if you want this girl to be a part of your life, you better find the right words to say and the right way to say it!
Letter writing is an art form that we really need to revive. When it comes to romantic relationships, writing a letter to your significant other instantly makes any message seem so much more romantic. However, it’s easy to just type it up and send it as a message. On top of that, it may seem too time consuming to do compared to just sending a sweet message online.
However, there’s one person whom we’re sure would definitely appreciate a letter from you – your dad. It’s very likely that your dad grew up in an age before the internet or computers. They know the value of a heartfelt handwritten letter. It only adds a little more sentimentality when they learn that the letter is from their beloved daughter.
Our dads need a little appreciation from time to time. They may not be as hands on as mothers, but their guiding presence is always there to lead the way. There are so many types of dads out there – the serious gun-toting dad, the funny dad, the affectionate dad, and the dad of all trades – and every single one of them should be appreciated.
So if you want to just show your love for your dear daddy, why not send him one of these heartfelt letters to show him how much you care?
Dear Dad. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your guidance throughout my younger years. I am the woman that I am today because of you and mom. You taught me the value of hard work and the importance of integrity. I never would have become successful in my field if it weren’t for you. Thank you for everything you have taught me, from the simplest life skills to the more complicated ones (such as how to stand up after facing failure). These are lessons I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I love you with all my heart, dad. Love, your little girl.
Dear Dad. Because I have a father like you I can hold my head up high. I’m proud to say that my father is a man of strength and kindness. He is a man whom everyone can look up to, from young boys to stooped old men. You have taught me so much in life that I my only wish is to be able to take these lessons and do something with my life that you would be proud of. As I move forward in life, I always carry you with me in my heart and in my soul. You are the guiding force in my life and I would be lost without you.
Dear Dad. I remember when I was a little girl, I would sit on your shoulders and feel so tall. When I became a rebellious teenager, I learned that you were only human and that you too could make mistakes. But now that I am a grown woman, I have learned that you are the balance between invincibility and vulnerability. You are proud, strong, and capable. But you are also vulnerable when you need to be. Now that you are older, I just want you to know that you can be anything you want to be and I will still be the faithful daughter who will be by your side.
Dear Dad. You were the superhero of my childhood. Whenever there was something I wanted to know, I knew I could count on you to teach me. Whenever there were monsters in my room, you’d scare them off with your booming voice. And whenever there were boys who broke my young heart, you were there to comfort me and to ask me if I wanted you to slash their tires. Dad, you are and will always be my superhero, and I will forever be your little princess.
Dear Dad. You are the one person in my life who has taught me the true value of forgiveness. I remember when I would scream at you because you wouldn’t let me get my way. I later learned that this was you teaching me that I won’t always get what I want in the world. I remember when I said things that hurt you, and you would smile and love me anyway. This taught me that a parent can never truly be angry at their child, no matter how awful they’ve been. I remember when I would cry my eyes out and think that my life is ruined because I did some stupid thing. You would hold me in your arms and tell me that everything is going to be okay. This taught me that a father will do anything to make his daughter okay again. You truly are a miracle worker, dad. Thank you for always being there for me.
Dear Dad. Today is my wedding day, and I will be leaving our home to start a new life with my future husband. Please don’t be sad. I know that I’ve always been your little girl. I was your baby, the helpless little one whom you always had to get out of trouble. My tears came easy, but your love and guidance came easier. I know you’ll be sad because I’ll no longer be with you, but I want you to know that you are the reason I learned what love was. Through you, I knew what a real man is. You showed me an example of what it meant to be a father and a husband to mom. And it’s because of you that I was able to find someone who could love me almost the same as you do. You taught me how to love, and because of you I had found love. Thank you, dad, for laying the foundations for me and showing me what I need in this life.
Dear Dad. I can still remember those times when you would carry me on your shoulders so that I could see the beauty of the world. It was then I was convinced that God knew what he was doing when He chose you to be my dad. You were always the quiet, gentle presence who would guide me. You would speak up and say what needed to be said without hesitation. I see that even though you weren’t as hands-on as mom, your presence showed me that you would always be there for me if I failed. Thank you for being my dad!
Dear Dad. While mom taught me how to talk, to walk, to count, and to read, you taught me one of the most important things I needed in life – how to laugh. You showed me that there is humor and happiness all over the world, and all it takes to see it all is a little shift in perspective. People might criticize you for being too lighthearted with everything, but I could see what you were doing. You were dealing with things in a way that made problems less stressful. A little laughter here and a smile there could encourage even the most discouraged person to push through and succeed. And in times when my life was dark and seemingly meaningless, I would remember the cheerful face of my father and trudge on with a laughter in my heart. You truly lit up my life, dad. I love you.
Dear Dad. I would often hear people telling stories about their worries as a parent. Many parents these days seem so afraid of the world that they want to shield their children from it. I then realized that this isn’t how you raised me. At first, I thought you didn’t care if I saw the ugliness in the world. I thought you were being a tough dad who didn’t care if I cried or got scared. Some people would call this tough love. However, I later realized that this was your way of showing me the reality of the world. You protected me from immediate danger, but you never shied away from showing me just how dangerous the world could be. Others think this is a sure way to make an anxious child, but with your guidance and I love, you have made me a tougher person. You knew that I would be an independent woman who wants to take on the world on her own. And from an early age, you taught me how to be fearless and unafraid. Thanks for the tough love, dad!
Dear Dad. I just wanted to thank you for everything you have ever done for me even though it was just you and me. You did think that moms would usually do like picking out my dresses, making me pancakes in the morning, and dressing up my hair before I go to school. I can only imagine how difficult it was to play the role of both father and mother at the same time, but you made it seem like the easiest and most natural thing in the world. You showed me what a real father would do for his little girl, even if it’s not exactly manly. You made me see that even though it was just you and me, that there was nothing missing in my life. You fulfilled every role you needed to fulfill – from being my pillar of strength to my cheerleader to my inspiration. You are the most awesome dad a daughter could ever wish for.
Dear Dad. Congratulations, you’re going to be a grandpa! I can vaguely remember when I was a little girl and you would be up all night praying to all the gods that I would finally fall asleep. I guess I’ll be doing the same thing soon. I remember how I would practically force you to play the same movie over and over again as I would scream out whatever song lyrics I could put together. And you would just let me have fun even though I’m sure you were at your wit’s end by then. I’ll be having that same headache soon. And lastly, I remember how you would always look so worried when I’d go off to school or go out with my friends. I can empathize with that now. I guess what I’m trying to say is that now that I’m going to be a mom, I can learn a thing or two about parenting from the way you raised me. And because I think you raised me well, I’m sure I’ll do a good job.
To my stoic, serious, and diplomatic dad. This is your daughter trying to make fun of you for a change. You’ve always been such a serious person that a smile from you was something I’d rarely see. People think you’re way too serious, even when you’re around kids. Playtimes would often be quiet, and you always encouraged me to read and study instead of dallying in frivolous activities. As a kid, I didn’t understand the meaning of your parenting style. I just thought you didn’t know how to have fun. But now that I’m older, I realize the value of being serious and focused. Even though you hardly smiled, the way you took care of us and provided for us showed just how much you loved us. Hugs and kisses may have been rare, but there was never a day when we didn’t have food or water or electricity. And while you weren’t a huge fan of letting us play throughout the night, I knew that you were only doing this to instill in us, even at a young age, the value of being focused on our goals. Dad, you were misunderstood for being too serious and stoic. But I understand that being a father means instilling life lessons on your kids that they’ll take with them forever. Now I understand what you were doing, and I love you all the more for it.
Get ready to see some tears in your dad’s eyes when he reads this because some of these will really tug at his heartstrings!
Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) seeks for brilliant and innovative undergraduate students willing to carry out their academic internship (SIWES) in the organization.
The interns should be part of the YTF team and also will be among the prestigious 3D Africa ambassadors. They will learn from the 3D Africa programs and from the entire YTF team on 21st-century engineering/technology skills and organizational behaviours. They will be able to translate the skills they learned to tackle their immediate community challenges, gain a successful pathway into entrepreneurship and civic leadership.
Classroom Training: Interns will attend structured classes and workshops during the placement period.
Training: Support trainer for 3D Africa (for University Students) and 3D Africa Clubs in Secondary Schools.
Design: Support program officers to implement organization-wide programs. Involvement in program design, implementation and measuring results.
Program Planning: Organize and support the implementation of #HackforGood2018, 3D Africa’s annual hackathon.
Ambassador: Actively engage with 3D Africa stakeholders and supporters on social media to share impact stories and YTF’s work.
Final Project: Implement final project based on learning acquired and internship related activities. The project must be approved by 3D Africa at the beginning of the internship and implemented satisfactorily at the conclusion of your internship after which sign off will be provided to your university.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students in higher institutions in Nigeria
Successful candidates will learn from the 3D Africa programs and from the entire YTF team on 21st-century engineering/technology skills and organizational behaviours.
They will be able to translate the skills they learned to tackle their immediate community challenges, gain a successful pathway into entrepreneurship and civic leadership.
Duration of Program: 6 months
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Within moments, Lori Greiner can tell if a product is a hero or a zero.
And whether she’s being pitched in a private business meeting or in front of millions of viewers on Shark Tank, the businesswoman has proven time and time again that she has an eye for clever and unique items.
Call it experience, intelligence, a gut feeling or all three. Whatever the case may be, Lori has become one of the most popular sharks on ABC’s hit reality show. In addition, she’s continued to solidify her title as the “Queen of QVC.”
So how exactly did Lori get to where she is today? And what items and investments of hers have caught the attention of millions of consumers over the years? As we celebrate National Inventor’s Day, we decided to dive in and explore for ourselves.
It all began in 1997 when Lori created an innovative earring organizer. As detailed in her book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!, the best-selling author brought $5,000 to file her first patent. When the lawyer spoke only to her husband who sat off to the side as an observer, Lori demanded a female attorney.
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Spoiler alert: She got her patent and it was only the beginning. Lori’s jewelry and cosmetic organizers made their debut on QVC and had successful results. Relationships with Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers were formed. And then came the undiscovered inventors on Shark Tank.
One of the most successful products to come out of the franchise was Scrub Daddy, the scratch-free cleaning sponges. During season four of the show, Lori was only a guest shark on a few of the episodes.
But after seeing the unique cleaning product in an October 2012 episode, Lori knew she had to invest. What came next was an opportunity to prove Lori’s power as a shark and a QVC star.
“At the beginning, Lori provided priceless advice to modify my on-air pitch strategy,” Scrub Daddy president and CEO Aaron Krause shared with E! News. “She is well loved in the building and by the QVC customer as shown in her more than 20 years of solid success on the network.”
To date, Scrub Daddy has been featured as a “Today’s Special Value” on numerous occasions. And according to Aaron, more than 17 million units have been sold on QVC alone.
“Lori makes herself available to me at all times of the day and night and I mean that quite literally,” Aaron added. “I thank her for many things but the most is truly believing in me.”
Another product that caught Lori’s attention was beanbag beds by a company called CordaRoy’s. Described as the only beanbag that converts to a bed, the product line has soared on QVC partly because of Lori’s guidance.
“I usually say doing QVC with Lori is the VIP section. Not only is she amazing at what she does on air, she’s just as amazing at everything that happens behind the scenes including design, manufacturing, pricing and packaging,” CordaRoy’s founder and inventor Byron Young shared with E! News. “Everyone around QVC loves her and most of the hosts have known her for many years so they know that she has worked very hard for everything she has.”
Byron added, “Nothing has been handed to her on a silver platter and I can tell you from first-hand experience that she is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.”
And for those curious, CordaRoy’s has been on QVC about 60 times since airing on Shark Tank with sales of over $10 million so far.
As for how Lori can spot a winner or product perfect for shopping channels, Lori tries to answer three questions according to Inc. Magazine: Does it solve a problem, can you sell it at a reasonable price and is it appealing to the mass market? If you answer yes, your idea may be a hero.
With Shark Tank showing no signs of slowing down in season nine, Lori appears more than ready to invest in even more good inventors and great products. In fact, it’s one of her favorite parts about being a businesswoman.
“I’m about paying it forward. I believe in karma. I think it’s important [to mentor others] and I enjoy it,” Lori previously shared at an event attended by Entrepreneur magazine. “I feel like I’m doing the right thing.”
Celebrate National Inventor’s Day by shopping some of Lori’s most popular Shark Tank investments below.
Portable Wine Glass Tumbler
BUY IT: Goverre Set of 2 To-Go Portable Stemless Wine Glasses, $44.50
Car Seat Gap Fillers
BUY IT: Drop Stop S/2 Car Seat Gap Fillers with Dashboard Pad by Lori Greiner, $18.12
Scratch-Free Cleaning Sponges
BUY IT: Scrub Daddy Set of 6 Pink Flex Texture Sponge Set, $18.14
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BUY IT: CordaRoy’s Full Size Convertible Bean Bag Chair by Lori Greiner, $199.98
BUY IT: Biaggi 2-in-1 Garment Bag and Duffle Bag by Lori Greiner, $39.84
Screen Repair Kit
BUY IT: ScreenMend Set of 2 Screen Repair Patch & Roll by Lori Greiner, $18.86
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RFID Blocking Credit & Debit Card Protector
BUY IT: SignalVault Set of 4 Debit & Credit Card Protectors, $11.50
Removable & Reusable MagnaStickers
BUY IT: S/24 Magnetic Reusable Hanging System by Lori Greiner, $19.98
Phone Sanitizer & Charger
BUY IT: Phone Soap 3.0 UV Sanitizer and Phone Charger by Lori Greiner, $39.98
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Ultimate Splatter Protection
BUY IT: Frywall Set of 2 Silicone Splatter and Spill Stoppers, $27.00
Magnetic Glasses Holders
BUY IT: S/3 Readerest Magnetic Eyeglass Holders by Lori Greiner, $19.98
Make sure to watch Lori’s Clever and Unique Creations Show February 22 at 8 p.m. EST and February 23 at 10 a.m. EST on QVC. And Shark Tank airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. only on ABC.
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