It's tough out there but YOU are tougher!

If you are anything like me, then you have been through hell and back in the last 3 years!  I went through a divorce, my dog of 16 years died and I found myself needing to rent a place.  I had not rented anything in YEARS, decades to be frank. I was alone and shell shocked and thought, this is what the second half of my life is going to be all about???...more

Tell Us About Your Online Dating Experiences!

For our second poll in the love and relationship series, we are turning to the Internet for inspiration. We want to know about your experiences with online dating. Have you ever tried it? Did you have a positive outcome? Did you meet the love of your life or was it more like a late night horror show? Those online singles' sites are in our faces the second we flip the power button on an electronic device, but have you ever clicked on one to find that "special someone"?...more
With all the online dating and social sites, is it possible to find true love there? It was a ...more

Foodie Dating Hits the Million Mark

Heart-shaped sugar cubes via Prima Donna Bride Foodies need love too....more

Hot Dawg!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post,  I had met someone on match.com, and  things were going along pretty well with M and myself.  I was amazed at how much we had in common.  We both liked sauerkraut on our hot dogs and anchovies on our pizzas.  I felt like from there we were pretty much home free.  We had found our soul mates!  I mean really, how weird is it to find someone who likes anchovies on their pizza?  A lot of Domino's don't even offer anchovies on their pizzas.  So...obviously we were meant to be together and nothing could stop us now....more

PLUS SIZE ONLINE DATING - New Years Resolution

PLUS SIZE ONLINE DATING - New Years Resolution...more

Cropped Out

April, 2005Yawn. Loud slurp of coffee. I shuffle to the living room, flop down on the couch. For twenty minutes, I stare at a wall. Then I pad over to my computer to check my email.There it is: the weekly list of my ideal matches....more

PLUS SIZE DATING ONLINE - THE FIRST DATE

PLUS SIZE DATING ONLINE - THE FIRST DATEIf you've met someone online then the first in-person meeting is always scary with the mind chatter running those familiar lines 'what if he doesn't like me in person' or 'what if I don't look as good as my picture?'Sure its possible but remember it works both ways....more

Committed Relationship-Take 2

It was my last date.  Enough already.  I had been on match.com for roughly a year and was feeling a bit drained from it all, rather the way you feel at the end of a great party.  When you arrive, you are the bell of the ball, with your new MAC Naked Lunch shadow smeared all over your eyes, and the new Chanel Brandywine lipstick covering your carefully outlined lips....more

What's a Composting Toilet?

Though much less stigmatized and more commonplace than even 5 years ago, it still feels awkward to tell people  Jamie and I met online. Further blush-inducing is admitting one of the primary reasons I was intrigued by her profile was mention of her homemade composting toilet. A couple of messages back and forth and I learned it's a fancy name for a 5 gallon bucket enclosed by a wooden square and topped off with a nifty toilet seat. "Since I started adding waste from the composting toilet, my compost is the healthiest it's ever been," she said....more