Liam Hemsworth may be the one staring in the film¬†The Hunger Games, ¬†but he believes that his girlfriend Miley Cyrus could beat him if they competed. ¬†“She’s a tough girl, that one,” ¬†the Aussie actor told People. ¬†The two lovebirds stood side by side on the black carpet at the movie’s massive premiere, which brought in an even bigger crowd that Hemsworth had imagined it would.

Is being tough a good thing in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s good to have a backbone, but it’s also possible to be too tough in a relationship. ¬†Cupid has some tips:

1. Vulnerability:  Having the ability to protect yourself from emotional pain in a relationship can be a good quality, but at some point you have to make yourself a little more vulnerable.  Bringing down your shield will strengthen your bond as a couple.

2. Protection:¬† If you love each other, you want to protect one another. ¬†Men especially like the feeling of being able to appear as a woman’s protector or caretaker, so ladies, it’s ok to be that damsal in distress from time to time so that your prince charming can take care of you.

3. Strength:¬† You need to have a little toughness within your relationship so you don’t get pushed around all the time. ¬†As couples become more comfortable with each other, they tend to get bossy or demanding, so keep that tough bone under your skin so you have the strength to stand up for yourself when necessary.

Have you dated someone that tried to be too tough?  Share your comments below.