Rituals and Routines

By 
Sean Trapp

Rituals are structured events that people participate in where there is some sense of symbolic meaning to them. Most people when they think of rituals picture large-scale events such as religious ceremonies or national holidays. However, rituals do not need to be grand, extravagant activities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

TV Shows to Binge With Your Partner

By 
Amber Johnson

Imagine this: It’s date night, and you’ve both decided to have a relaxing night together. You’re sitting in front of the TV, ready to watch a show and relax, but you’re stuck scrolling. You have taste in one thing, and your partner has taste in another.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Five Inspiring Celebrity Couples

By 
Emilia Rivera

Let’s be honest, many of us go into relationships without a true guide of what a relationship should look like. Whether it be that your parents couldn’t make it a day without fighting or you grew up in a single-parent household, true love was simply vacant and therefore considered unreachable.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Blended Families

By 
Titan Frey

Ah, yes. So you’re one of those couples with a blended family. You have your three girls, and he has his three boys. Together with your maid and your dog, Tiger, you’re ready to conquer any problem that comes your way… Oh, wait, that’s the Brady Bunch.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Most Meaningful Anniversary Gifts

By 
Titan Frey

Wherever it’s your one-year anniversary or your twentieth anniversary, you want your gifts to be meaningful. We've put together a list of the top ten most meaningful anniversary gifts that your significant other is sure to love. You can thank us later.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Dates for Outdoorsy Couples

By 
Official

Sure, restaurants, movies, and museums are great spots for dates. However, the outdoors add that little something extra that can take your date from good to great! Keep reading for ten dates that are perfect for couples that love the outdoors.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

By 
One Love Foundation

One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

By 
One Love Foundation

One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Getaway ideas for couples

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Getaways and vacations with your partner are the perfect way to grow in your relationship and strengthen your connection as a couple. Exploring together, trying new things, and tuning out regular life are important-- you just need the perfect plan to get your vacation started.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Why Couples Argue About Money

By 
Titan Frey

When it comes to money, let's face it, most couples fight. It happens. Money is a very delicate subject, but we here at Official want you to know the reasons why couples might fight about money and how you can fix the problem One reason why couples fight over money is because of different life goals.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Delete the Dating Apps

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Two people meet on a dating app. They go through the online “talking stage” for a couple of months before finally agreeing to meet for a date in person. A few dates go by, and no one knows how or when to DTR: define the relationship. Sound familiar?

November 25, 2021
Read More

Maximize Your Official Relationship

By 
Sarah Dempsey

Is your relationship recently Official? Yay! We want you to have the happiest and healthiest relationship possible, so we put together a list of the top ten things you can do to make your experience on Official as beneficial as possible.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Top Tips for Making Reservations

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Whether your relationship is new and exciting or long-term and comfortable, we all know it can be difficult to make time for restaurant dates. Sharing a meal together is one of the best ways to check in with your partner and grow closer over good food and conversation.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How to Validate Your Partner

By 
TItan Frey

Everyone wants to feel validated and everyone has feelings. The hard part is being there for someone when they need you the most. This is certainly true if you're in a relationship.Don't go anywhere. Let me give you the Official rundown on how to help your partner feel validated.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Support your Partner with Anxiety

By 
Titan Frey

If you're someone who lives with anxiety, then you know everyday tasks can seem to be impossible. But what if you're someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety, yet the person you’re in a relationship with does… that can seem to be impossible, right? WRONG.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 of the Best Virtual Dates

By 
Titan Frey

Life as we know it changed when the global pandemic hit. Of course, dating was no exception to this tragedy-- but don't let this get you down. Official has the best ten virtual date ideas to keep your love life strong while everyone stays healthy.

December 2, 2021
Read More

5 Celebrity Couples to Learn From

By 
Emilia Rivera

Neil L. Anderson said it best, “You don’t know everything, but you know enough!” Like you, there are some days when I feel like I know a lot of information on just about anything. This, unfortunately, just isn’t true. There is always room for us to grow and learn something new.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Top 20 Words of Affirmation

By 

What are words of affirmation? According to Mind Body Green, these are “any spoken or written words that confirm, support, uplift, and empathize with another person in a positive manner.” In regards to the love language, these are the words that you share with your partner.

November 25, 2021
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Communication Is Key!

By 
Emilia Rivera

In order for any relationship to last, no matter what it looks like, there must be an open line of communication. Not one person can read your mind. If you haven’t said it out loud, chances are your partner is unaware of how you feel or what you are thinking about.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Survive a Long-Distance Relationship

By 
Titan Frey

Many people take on the challenge of dating in a long-distance relationship, maybe you’re one of them. It’s all about putting forth the effort. This effort needs to be put in by both parties in the relationship, and if you both fully dedicate yourselves to each other, things will work out.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Guidelines to A Successful Relationship

By 
Emilia Rivera

No relationship is perfect because we all have our flaws. Yes, there is always room to grow, but perfection is unachievable unless someone finally invented the Create The Perfect Mate Machine. There will be ups and downs, and that’s okay.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How You Know When You’re In Love

By 
Emilia Rivera

Falling in love can be one of the best feelings in the world. For some, it can be hard to distinguish between love and lust, as the signs can seem similar in many ways. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We have all gone through that phase in some form or fashion. Here are the deciding factors between the two.

November 25, 2021
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How to Apologize to Your Partner

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter how hard you try, your relationship with your partner will not always be absolutely perfect, and that’s okay. There will be times where you fall into disagreements and things will be said that you don’t truly mean. Feelings will be hurt and trust will be broken. It sucks, but it happens.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Recipe For A Strong Relationship

By 
Emilia Rivera

Here at Official, we are all about making sure that your relationship is as strong as it can be, and that means using the right ingredients.So what are the makings for a successful relationship? Here are the three base ingredients that you and your partner need to remain happy and healthy:

November 25, 2021
Read More

Stop With the Dating Apps

By 
Sarah Buckingham

Swipe left, swipe right, left, right… Dating apps have taken our generation by storm and completely changed the way relationships are formed. These apps can be a fun way to pass time but the connections that are formed often fail to last longer than one night.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How To Date During a Pandemic

By 
Sarah Arnold

Dating is hard. But during a pandemic? Challenging. Not to mention, masks are just as deceiving as beer goggles.For the past year, our lives have been put on hold. We expected to be back to normalcy in the summer months, but that didn't happen.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Austin’s 10 Best Date Ideas

By 

Austin is one of the hottest cities right now and it is not tough to see why. There is so much to love about the young residents, upbeat social scene, and thriving art scene. Here are ten restaurants in Violet Crown City that are sure to wow with their flare, flavor, and service.

November 25, 2021
Read More

The Art of Listening

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

Listening is one of the most effective communication tools we possess to keep our relationships healthy. According to Julian Treasure in his TED Talk titled, “5 Ways to Listen Better,” we listen 60% of the time but only retain about 25% of the information we hear.

November 25, 2021
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Breaking the Cycle with Official

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

The pursuer-distancer dynamic within a relationship is a game of cat and mouse where one partner becomes overly dependent while the other retreats into isolation. This cycle can become destructive leaving more than 80% of these couples to fall apart with 5 years. Official is here to break the cycle.

November 25, 2021
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Finding Me, Keeping Us

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

I married my high school sweetheart. We welcomed our first daughter right after graduation and a son a year-and-a-half later. Essentially, we were playing house and neither of us knew what we were doing. Our relationship's story isn't perfect and has transitioned several times over.

November 25, 2021
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Virtual Date Tips, Tricks, and Ideas

By 
Emilia Rivera

Since the beginning of the pandemic, virtual dating has been on the rise. With the fear of infection taking over the usual fear of rejection, many have found it easier to stay safe indoors. This only makes health experts happy, as virtual dating has been deemed the safest way to engage with one another.

November 25, 2021
Read More

The Relationship App for Couples

By 
Emilia Rivera

You did it - you scoured countless dating apps and finally found your perfect match. This, although exciting, is where many of us find ourselves wondering, “What do we do next?” Hint: it's time for you and your partner to get Official.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Navigate Dating During a Pandemic

By 
Emilia Rivera

Dating is already hard to do as it is, but with the danger of a pandemic in the back of everyone’s minds, dating has become more challenging than we could have ever imagined. The fear of rejection, simply put, is the least of our worries. However, in order to keep ourselves sane, we need human interaction.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Date Ideas to Overcome The Mundane

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter where you are in your relationship, things can sometimes get mundane. You’ve gotten so used to the regularity of what a date night looks like for you and your partner, that it’s easy to forget to have a bit of fun. Let's fix that.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How to Have a Healthy Fight

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter how much you and your partner have worked to build a strong and healthy relationship, arguments are bound to arise. Disagreements can be rooted in anything from finances to not getting the amount of attention that one needs from their partner.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Miami’s 10 Best Date Ideas

By 
Emilia Rivera

Miami has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to date night. Don't waste time searching for the best dates on Google, Yelp, TikTok, Instagram, etc. The Official team already did the heavy lifting. Here are the ten best places to take your partner in Miami.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Understanding Love Languages

By 
Emilia Rivera

Although expressing how you feel to your partner is important to do regularly, they may not always respond the way you may want them to. Believe it or not, we all have one love language that stands above the rest. Of course, you can still want all five, but one always prevails.

November 25, 2021
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Understanding Intimacy

By 
Emilia RIvera

When we think about intimacy, the next thing that comes to mind is typically sex. What we have failed to realize is that intimacy is so much more than just the physical. In fact, physical intimacy is only one of the five types of intimacy.

November 25, 2021
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Why Dating is Important

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

Getting acquainted on a more intimate level is the main goal of dating. Taking time while dating to understand who your partner is and how you interact as a couple will help you decide if it is just a fling or if you are on your way to becoming Official.

November 25, 2021
Read More

You are official...Now what?

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

At the beginning of a relationship, the prospect of love is exhilarating and you cannot keep your hands off each other. There is so much to know about your partner, and you immediately want to become an expert in everything about them.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Tips for Long-Distance Relationships

By 
Emilia Rivera

You’ve done it. You have found the perfect love. You and your partner get along great, see each other all of the time, and occasionally spend the night getting to pick each other’s brains. But then... you get your dream job offer in a different state.

November 25, 2021
Read More

NYC’s 10 Best Dates for You and Yours

By 
Emilia Rivera

Finding a new place to take your partner on a date can be hard, especially during COVID. New York City has a lot to offer, but where do you even begin? Don't worry, the Official team is here to help. Here are the ten best places to take your partner in The Big Apple.

November 25, 2021
Read More

TV Shows to Binge With Your Partner

By 
Amber Johnson

Imagine this: It’s date night, and you’ve both decided to have a relaxing night together. You’re sitting in front of the TV, ready to watch a show and relax, but you’re stuck scrolling. You have taste in one thing, and your partner has taste in another.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Dates for Outdoorsy Couples

By 
Official

Sure, restaurants, movies, and museums are great spots for dates. However, the outdoors add that little something extra that can take your date from good to great! Keep reading for ten dates that are perfect for couples that love the outdoors.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Getaway ideas for couples

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Getaways and vacations with your partner are the perfect way to grow in your relationship and strengthen your connection as a couple. Exploring together, trying new things, and tuning out regular life are important-- you just need the perfect plan to get your vacation started.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Top Tips for Making Reservations

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Whether your relationship is new and exciting or long-term and comfortable, we all know it can be difficult to make time for restaurant dates. Sharing a meal together is one of the best ways to check in with your partner and grow closer over good food and conversation.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 of the Best Virtual Dates

By 
Titan Frey

Life as we know it changed when the global pandemic hit. Of course, dating was no exception to this tragedy-- but don't let this get you down. Official has the best ten virtual date ideas to keep your love life strong while everyone stays healthy.

December 2, 2021
Read More

Austin’s 10 Best Date Ideas

By 

Austin is one of the hottest cities right now and it is not tough to see why. There is so much to love about the young residents, upbeat social scene, and thriving art scene. Here are ten restaurants in Violet Crown City that are sure to wow with their flare, flavor, and service.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Virtual Date Tips, Tricks, and Ideas

By 
Emilia Rivera

Since the beginning of the pandemic, virtual dating has been on the rise. With the fear of infection taking over the usual fear of rejection, many have found it easier to stay safe indoors. This only makes health experts happy, as virtual dating has been deemed the safest way to engage with one another.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Date Ideas to Overcome The Mundane

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter where you are in your relationship, things can sometimes get mundane. You’ve gotten so used to the regularity of what a date night looks like for you and your partner, that it’s easy to forget to have a bit of fun. Let's fix that.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Miami’s 10 Best Date Ideas

By 
Emilia Rivera

Miami has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to date night. Don't waste time searching for the best dates on Google, Yelp, TikTok, Instagram, etc. The Official team already did the heavy lifting. Here are the ten best places to take your partner in Miami.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Tips for Long-Distance Relationships

By 
Emilia Rivera

You’ve done it. You have found the perfect love. You and your partner get along great, see each other all of the time, and occasionally spend the night getting to pick each other’s brains. But then... you get your dream job offer in a different state.

November 25, 2021
Read More

NYC’s 10 Best Dates for You and Yours

By 
Emilia Rivera

Finding a new place to take your partner on a date can be hard, especially during COVID. New York City has a lot to offer, but where do you even begin? Don't worry, the Official team is here to help. Here are the ten best places to take your partner in The Big Apple.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Rituals and Routines

By 
Sean Trapp

Rituals are structured events that people participate in where there is some sense of symbolic meaning to them. Most people when they think of rituals picture large-scale events such as religious ceremonies or national holidays. However, rituals do not need to be grand, extravagant activities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Five Inspiring Celebrity Couples

By 
Emilia Rivera

Let’s be honest, many of us go into relationships without a true guide of what a relationship should look like. Whether it be that your parents couldn’t make it a day without fighting or you grew up in a single-parent household, true love was simply vacant and therefore considered unreachable.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Blended Families

By 
Titan Frey

Ah, yes. So you’re one of those couples with a blended family. You have your three girls, and he has his three boys. Together with your maid and your dog, Tiger, you’re ready to conquer any problem that comes your way… Oh, wait, that’s the Brady Bunch.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

By 
One Love Foundation

One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

By 
One Love Foundation

One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Delete the Dating Apps

By 
Stephanie Sheets

Two people meet on a dating app. They go through the online “talking stage” for a couple of months before finally agreeing to meet for a date in person. A few dates go by, and no one knows how or when to DTR: define the relationship. Sound familiar?

November 25, 2021
Read More

Maximize Your Official Relationship

By 
Sarah Dempsey

Is your relationship recently Official? Yay! We want you to have the happiest and healthiest relationship possible, so we put together a list of the top ten things you can do to make your experience on Official as beneficial as possible.

November 25, 2021
Read More

5 Celebrity Couples to Learn From

By 
Emilia Rivera

Neil L. Anderson said it best, “You don’t know everything, but you know enough!” Like you, there are some days when I feel like I know a lot of information on just about anything. This, unfortunately, just isn’t true. There is always room for us to grow and learn something new.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Survive a Long-Distance Relationship

By 
Titan Frey

Many people take on the challenge of dating in a long-distance relationship, maybe you’re one of them. It’s all about putting forth the effort. This effort needs to be put in by both parties in the relationship, and if you both fully dedicate yourselves to each other, things will work out.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Guidelines to A Successful Relationship

By 
Emilia Rivera

No relationship is perfect because we all have our flaws. Yes, there is always room to grow, but perfection is unachievable unless someone finally invented the Create The Perfect Mate Machine. There will be ups and downs, and that’s okay.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Recipe For A Strong Relationship

By 
Emilia Rivera

Here at Official, we are all about making sure that your relationship is as strong as it can be, and that means using the right ingredients.So what are the makings for a successful relationship? Here are the three base ingredients that you and your partner need to remain happy and healthy:

November 25, 2021
Read More

Stop With the Dating Apps

By 
Sarah Buckingham

Swipe left, swipe right, left, right… Dating apps have taken our generation by storm and completely changed the way relationships are formed. These apps can be a fun way to pass time but the connections that are formed often fail to last longer than one night.

November 25, 2021
Read More

The Relationship App for Couples

By 
Emilia Rivera

You did it - you scoured countless dating apps and finally found your perfect match. This, although exciting, is where many of us find ourselves wondering, “What do we do next?” Hint: it's time for you and your partner to get Official.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Why Dating is Important

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

Getting acquainted on a more intimate level is the main goal of dating. Taking time while dating to understand who your partner is and how you interact as a couple will help you decide if it is just a fling or if you are on your way to becoming Official.

November 25, 2021
Read More

You are official...Now what?

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

At the beginning of a relationship, the prospect of love is exhilarating and you cannot keep your hands off each other. There is so much to know about your partner, and you immediately want to become an expert in everything about them.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Why Couples Argue About Money

By 
Titan Frey

When it comes to money, let's face it, most couples fight. It happens. Money is a very delicate subject, but we here at Official want you to know the reasons why couples might fight about money and how you can fix the problem One reason why couples fight over money is because of different life goals.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How to Validate Your Partner

By 
TItan Frey

Everyone wants to feel validated and everyone has feelings. The hard part is being there for someone when they need you the most. This is certainly true if you're in a relationship.Don't go anywhere. Let me give you the Official rundown on how to help your partner feel validated.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Support your Partner with Anxiety

By 
Titan Frey

If you're someone who lives with anxiety, then you know everyday tasks can seem to be impossible. But what if you're someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety, yet the person you’re in a relationship with does… that can seem to be impossible, right? WRONG.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Communication Is Key!

By 
Emilia Rivera

In order for any relationship to last, no matter what it looks like, there must be an open line of communication. Not one person can read your mind. If you haven’t said it out loud, chances are your partner is unaware of how you feel or what you are thinking about.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How to Apologize to Your Partner

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter how hard you try, your relationship with your partner will not always be absolutely perfect, and that’s okay. There will be times where you fall into disagreements and things will be said that you don’t truly mean. Feelings will be hurt and trust will be broken. It sucks, but it happens.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How To Date During a Pandemic

By 
Sarah Arnold

Dating is hard. But during a pandemic? Challenging. Not to mention, masks are just as deceiving as beer goggles.For the past year, our lives have been put on hold. We expected to be back to normalcy in the summer months, but that didn't happen.

November 25, 2021
Read More

The Art of Listening

By 
Cheryl Montgomery

Listening is one of the most effective communication tools we possess to keep our relationships healthy. According to Julian Treasure in his TED Talk titled, “5 Ways to Listen Better,” we listen 60% of the time but only retain about 25% of the information we hear.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Navigate Dating During a Pandemic

By 
Emilia Rivera

Dating is already hard to do as it is, but with the danger of a pandemic in the back of everyone’s minds, dating has become more challenging than we could have ever imagined. The fear of rejection, simply put, is the least of our worries. However, in order to keep ourselves sane, we need human interaction.

November 25, 2021
Read More

How to Have a Healthy Fight

By 
Emilia Rivera

No matter how much you and your partner have worked to build a strong and healthy relationship, arguments are bound to arise. Disagreements can be rooted in anything from finances to not getting the amount of attention that one needs from their partner.

November 25, 2021
Read More

Most Meaningful Anniversary Gifts

By 
Titan Frey

Wherever it’s your one-year anniversary or your twentieth anniversary, you want your gifts to be meaningful. We've put together a list of the top ten most meaningful anniversary gifts that your significant other is sure to love. You can thank us later.

November 25, 2021
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15 Gifts For Your Partner That Loves Drinking

The booze lover in your life will love these alcohol-related gifts. These gifts are great for stand-alone, or you can get multiple for an easy, DIY gift basket.

January 14, 2022
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15 Gifts For The Foodie In Your Life

Is your partner always in the kitchen and constantly embarking on new culinary adventures? If you are in a relationship with a foodie, these gift ideas are perfect.

January 14, 2022
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13 Gift Ideas For Your Partner That Needs Help Relaxing

Everyone needs R&R from time to time but with our fast-paced lifestyles, it can be tough to sit back and take a moment to enjoy what's in front of you. If your partner struggles to take a breath at times, a bit of encouragement may be exactly what they need! These gifts will help anyone in desperate need of relaxation.

January 14, 2022
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15 Ironic Gift Boxes To Make Your Partner Laugh

Sometimes it's just as fun to prank someone as it is to get their hopes up for something that looks incredible but is in no way truly a product. That's the point of this list, to make sure that you can get a smile or a pondering look, all while giving them something completely different

January 14, 2022
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15 Games For Your Overly-Competitive Partner

Your partner makes everything into a game. Are you looking for the greatest gift and also a way to challenge their competitive energy? Perfect, just be prepared to spend the entire day playing whatever game you choose with them.

January 14, 2022
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