I changed my Facebook status from ‘Single’ to ‘In a Relationship’ 24 hours ago, and so far I have received 71 reactions – mainly thumbs ups, but a few hearts too. The funny thing is, I didn’t intend it to go public in the newsfeed. As I was updating my ‘Education’ and ‘Employment’, I noticed […]Read More Status update: Everybody loves love
” As painful as this all is, I know that in the end things will work out how they’re supposed to, and I’ll keep going.” Lotusgirl80, November 25, 2014 I still remember when I wrote those words. At the time, I’m not sure I whole-heartedly believed them to be true. My heartbreak was fresh, I was taking it […]Read More Keep Going: It’s Supposed to Be This Way
For all of you following my dating life, this is the long overdue update. The adventures are over, and now I’ve relearned a valuable lesson. It’s one of those lessons that we’re taught at a young age, and revisit through various stages of our lives. It sounds like this….listen to your gut, follow your intuition, trust that […]Read More Dating Lessons: Trust that Voice Inside
Do you remember that first crush? Maybe you were in high school, and it never amounted to anything more than a flutter in your heart. Maybe he didn’t even know your name, but you wrote your initials beside his in a little heart on the desk, in your notebook, and on the bathroom mirror. You knew the […]Read More A Soundtrack for Crushes
I did take down my online dating profile, but I didn’t give up on dating completely. I just decided that I was going to let things unfold naturally. So after a week of exchanging text messages with my Saturday coffee date, we settled on a second date, a Monday dinner date. Although I still felt that we were […]Read More Adventures in Dating: Second Dates
My online dating profile wasn’t stellar, but it was honest. My pictures were less than a week old, and I answered everything to the best of my ability.(Wondering what “everything” is? Look here, a site dedicated to the OKCupid profile.) The answers were brief and to the point – no pontificating. I was going for the soft-sell, but it […]Read More Adventures in Dating; OK, Let’s Go!
It’s a whole new dating world and I’m thinking about joining it again. After experimenting with dating apps, going out with safe pseudo-dates, and consuming books like Modern Romance and movies like Everything Before Us, I’ve decided to let technology help me and have one last pseudo-date. This is my warm-up. To be honest, I’m not really sure how to approach […]Read More Adventures in the New Dating World: A Warm-up