Below, we've rounded up six pieces of advice that you've probably heard, but that you definitely shouldn't be taking to heart (pun intended).
Business Insider recently published a roundup of the best relationship advice real people have ever heard.
We learned that love isn't enough for a solid relationship and that it's important to pick and choose your battles. Then we started to wonder: What's the most obviously relationship advice out there?
But some of this unsolicited counsel about dating and finding a spouse is misguided.
Sadly, much of the horrible dating advice we receive today is also peddled by our well-intentioned family members or close friends.
“After saying that I wanted to save my first kiss for my wedding day, [someone said]…’I think that’s excessive. Learn to tie the cherry stems with each other.'” —Briana P. “You don’t have to waste time dating just anyone, but sometimes it’s fun to make out with boys.” —Julianne W. “Be rude to him so you can come off as ‘feisty’ and [he’ll] like you more.” —Laura C. “Take what you can get, another chance may not come along.” —Sadie M. “Maybe you should lower your standards.” —Cristina H.