For a great many years, I believed relationships had a lot to do with destiny. You know, the idea that you’ll meet a guy when the ‘time is right’, and he’ll fall in love with you if it’s ‘part of life’s big plan’, and you’ll get married and make babies if it’s ‘in the cards’. It took me some experience (and, admittedly, a lot of
Cosmos snuck from mum’s drawer) to realise that relationships are more than just serendipity, they’re a full-bodied science!
Love matters are a bit like solving the Rubik’s Cube. If you go about one haphazardly, you’ll end up frustrated, cranky, and stuck with a bunch of disjointed colours with ADD. But apply logic to the puzzle—working layer by layer, rotating according to colour, permuting the corners—and it all suddenly comes together. And that’s pretty much how relationships work, too. While your meeting may be a coincidence (though studies say there’s science to o that, too), everything from thereon is in your hands. From how many times you call him in a day, to the exact words you use during a fight and the couple-y habits you cultivate, behaviour and reaction can greatly improve the chances of your bond.
It’s this kind of logic-based love advice that Cosmo has always been a pro at. And this particular issue—our Love, Sex, and Men special—does what we do best, even better. To celebrate the month of romance, we’ve put together a special section that’s devoted to decoding all matters of the heart. From the 100 best sex tips (ever!) to four rather innocuous words that promise to seduce any man (anywhere), fun games that t help you read his mind, and the unexpected trait men look for in a woman, we’ve summoned the best experts and research to bring you information you can use, that’s s been proven to work. In other words, if your relationship were a Rubik’s Cube, this issue is your ultimate cheat sheet to solving it!
Have a lurvly February,