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If you’ve been dating your boyfriend for a while now, you may indulge in some wedding themed daydreams. Of course this doesn’t mean you necessarily want to get married ASAP – but hypothetically speaking, if he DID ask you, here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:

Is it love, or lust?
Looks don’t last, so ask yourself: if you woke up in the morning and he’d gotten considerably less good looking, would you still love him, or would you run for the hills?

Do you want the same things?
Are you both in agreement about having kids, or where and how you want to live? The last thing you want is to find yourself engaged to a man who wants completely different things, no matter how much you love him. And you’d be surprised how many couples find themselves in this situation after years of being together!

How do you handle arguments?
Having arguments is a natural part of being in a relationship, but it’s how you handle them that counts. Do you really want to be married to someone who flies off the handle at the slightest hint of a disagreement? Or who disappears for hours leaving you worried about where they are after you confront them over something?

What’s he like with money?
We know you can’t buy love, but you can squander it away if your other half has no appreciation of how hard you work for your money. Is he going to be arriving home with a brand new car when the washing machine needs replacing? Being an adult is hard enough, with these extra stresses.

Do you want him, or the fairytale?
Ask yourself if you want him, or if you just want the security of being married. If you want him, flaws and all, then go for it. If not, perhaps it’s time to re-think the situation….

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So you’ve been admiring Emma Stone’s new hair-do, and you start to wonder, “would short hair suit me too?” Don’t make any hasty decisions though, there are a few things you need to think about before you head down to your hairdresser:

Will it suit the shape of your face?
Not everyone can get away with short hair that skims their jawline. Bobs tend to make round faces look even rounder. However, apparently if you get it cut an inch or two below your chin it can elongate your face by drawing the eye downward, so think about a long bob instead. Long faces tend to benefit from short bobs, as well as heart shaped ones like Emma Stone’s. Square faces can pull off the bob too, but it’s better if it’s a more textured cut to disguise the wider points of the face.

Do you have time to style it?
Don’t believe the hype – short hair does NOT mean less work. It still sticks up in the morning, in fact, even more than before because it doesn’t have any weight to drag it back down again. Do you have time to tend to your tresses every morning, or are you throw-it-up-in-a-ponytail-and-run kinda gal? Because remember, bobs don’t do ponytails!

Do you need to be able to tie it up?
Do you work in a restaurant, a hospital, or somewhere you need to have your hair tied back for hygiene purposes? If you do, and you get your hair cut short, be prepared to invest in a LOT of hair clips!

Do you realise how long it takes to grow back?
Oh yeah, they all say “sure it’ll grow back” – but it takes AGES! If you have an occasion coming up in the next year that you want to have long hair for, then getting it cut now is not an option. Hair grows about half an inch every month. So it takes a lot of months to return to your former long hair glory!

Did you ever have it short before?
We don’t know about you, but despite having had short hair before and hating it, something inside keeps insisting that this time it’ll be different. This time it will look amazing! It won’t stand up in the morning and it won’t make your face look rounder than the moon! Try your best to block out that voice. Unless you have a different face this time around, there’s a good chance it’s not going to work out the way you imagine. 

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