Let's just put this out there and be honest with it. Dating is rough, and it's even more difficult in Shreveport-Bossier. In a time when we have so much access to communication, there is even more room for miscommunication. Why is it that we use our phones to read between the lines?

Maybe it's all the easy access we have to other people. We have instant means of communication with other people which makes it so easy for us to date random people and perhaps that is what waters down our friendships and relationships. One thing I have learned from talking to my friends is the importance of being self-aware. I remember being asked, "How do you know if you're the toxic one or not?". Oof, self-reflection isn't pretty.

I have always heard about the Shreveport-Bossier timeline many are on. You have to be married before 30 and have kids shortly after. Why is this a mindset here?

Let's start by finding out what type of dater we are, or maybe this might help you figure out what type of person you're dating. There is a lot to say about a person and their dating style.

The 7 Types of Dating Styles You Can Find in Shreveport-Bossier

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Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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