Cupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: How to Make a Relationship and Love WorkCupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: How to Make a Relationship and Love Work

On this week’s Single in Stilettos relationship advice video, matchmaker Suzanne Oshima talks to dating expert and Robert Manni about how to make a relationship and love work.

Dating Expert Robert Manni Reveals How to Keep Your Relationship and Love Strong

Here are five pieces of expert dating advice to follow if you want a strong relationship and love:

1. Pay attention: As Manni explains, “Guys are not that good at paying attention, and women pay attention to everything.” If you want to keep your partner happy, be mindful to their needs.

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2. Give your partner the benefit of the doubt: People are very quick to point out if something’s not completely right, but a lot of times, there’s a rationale behind people’s behavior. Don’t jump to conclusions!

3. Have shared values: “A couple can be opposites, but it’s the values that count — they need to sync up,” the dating expert says. For instance, two people need the same viewpoint on money, trust, and family, which often goes back to how they were raised.

4. Communicate: It’s important that neither person shuts down when it comes to communication. Really listen and hear where the other person is coming from. “It’s very important that women don’t expect men to read their minds and that men are willing to engage about an issue,” Manni shares. “Both women and men have to meet each other halfway.”

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5. Always keep dating: It’s easy to get comfortable and unintentionally take things for granted. “I’m guilty of that all the time,” the relationship author of The Guy’s Guys Guide to Love admits. “You have to keep the mindset — and the heartset — that the person you’re with is somebody that you’re constantly wooing.”

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