Dating? Try Not To Be Shallow

Dating, as we all know, can be tricky. There are so many unwritten rules and we aren't all reading from the same playbook so we don't even know what all the rules are.  Here's a rule that I think most people will agree with, even if we're not always capable of following it:  when "judging" a prospective date, look below the surface and try not to get too hung up on the outside packaging.  This is much easier said than done....more

Blind Date

My gal pal Peggy jigsaw puzzled herself against Dan up front while I pinched myself into a corner in back. Plopped my purse between me and him. It was chock-full of supplies because trust me, you never know what you might need when. Especially on a blind date. A Snickers bar, nail file, Pepto-Bismol (for Peggy, not me).  Bayer aspirin, feminine products, change for the phone. Kleenex, Band-Aids, Certs (for Thomas, not me).             I probably should say something at some point, I figured....more
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Are You My Date? How To Find Him When You've Never Met Him Before

When you’re meeting someone you’ve never met before for dinner or drinks, and you’re the first to arrive, where do you wait for them? For example, a blind date or someone from an online dating site – anything like that where you aren’t arriving together. It can be awkward enough going out with someone that you’ve never actually met in person before, and worrying about how you’re going to know it’s them or not makes it even more nerve wracking....more

This Is My Story -Online Dating is the New Blind Date but Better-Worked Fabulously For Me

  Internet Dating - Welcome to the 21st century version of Blind Dating. Yes this is how I see it. My definition of Blind Dating is being in the dark pretty much about another person. In the past it would be a friend or someone we know recommending another person and we would go on a date to meet such a person. Not because a friend told us about that person would it necessarily mean he or she would be good for us. We went on a wish and a prayer that it would be what we desired. I find internet dating to be the same. Instead of being introduced to someone by family or friend we are introducing ourselves to someone based on advertisement or by someone whom we know has been lucky to find their partner through that process....more

My husband and I met on Match. I have many clients who have met their significant others online ...more

I met a man on the internet. Oh gawd, I just said that out loud, didn't I?

No longer is "soliciting dates with foreigners" my main alternate activity to writing, but rather "soliciting dates with foreigner" – a subtle, but significant change. Did you catch that? Against all odds, I've gone singular. ...more