Category Dating

Brunch Talk

….She told me over dinner Thursday — you never want to think that you’re the cuter one in a couple. You want people to tell you that, but you don’t want to think that yourself.

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I haven’t had a real relationship. That scares me.

I remember one time I sat alone with my maternal grandmother and asked her who was the great love of her life. She told me she doesn’t have one. I pressed for more information, and she explained that there were men she thought were the great loves of her life in the moment, but they […]

Hope Goes Last

I sat across from him over dinner checking off all the boxes on my unofficial mental checklist. I never meet up with a guy with this checklist in my mind, but the more he spoke, the more he seemed like everything that could be on my list. I asked myself, “Is this a date, or […]

23 in the Headlights

When we’re younger our minds start to protect us before we know how to. I mentally guarded myself from the world, even family. I needed these invisible bars around me. The world seemed scary and harsh; family felt trite; friendship felt fleeting; love difficult. Without knowing it, I needed the ability to define the world around […]

Back to Yesterday

I thought about today so many times. The day my first love would get married. Throughout college as I came to truly embrace my sexuality and date, I didn’t know when gay marriage would become a focal point for my home state, but I knew one day it would happen. \While same-sex marriage was obviously […]

If I Could Give You One Feeling

If I could give you one feeling right now, it would be peace – the peace of knowing you are stronger than you believe. Whether it’s dating, your job or simply life, the confidence and courage to be vulnerable and rise to the occasion are within you. You’ll miss him. You’ll dread work. You’ll feel […]

Letter to a Future Love

You may not be able to see this in me, but I’m actually really scared. I’m scared of getting hurt, of doing the wrong thing that causes us to end and of not being loved for being myself. I dream of the possibilities of each day, and you are a part of that. I understand […]

Flirty Friday: The Wrong Thing to Say

“Flirty Friday” – Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. “It’s never the wrong thing to say to the right person” if you just tell them how you feel. – Mindy Kaling during a Howard Stern interview _______________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold and comment or interact with me on Twitter […]

Unfollow

With the social media we all have to deal with interacting with past exes (hook-ups/partners/ones-who-got-away) that we really don’t want to. However, for the sake of coming off as the bigger person, we accept friend requests and deal with it. In these cases, the Facebook “unfollow” option and I are well acquainted.  I used this […]

Friends & Friend Zone – Adventures in Online Dating

When you dive into the world of online dating, there are a few things to learn about making friends and the friend zone: Let’s just be friends. If you went on a first date with someone and after the date y’all decided to just be friends, that is a friend you’ll never hear from. If […]