What I learned from going on 30 dates in 30 consecutive nights

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights“I think it’s a great idea,” said my mom when I told her my plan to go on 30 dates in 30 nights. “Really?” I replied. It wasn’t the reaction I expected from her. My friends and the rest of my family were very supportive about it also. Except my grandmother, she was very worried I might meet the wrong kind of man. Ohhh grandma… don’t you know that’s what I’ve been doing for the past 15 years???...more

{Date 29} The Crazy One(s)

“All women are crazy, especially Mexican women,” He tells me laughing....more

{Date 27} The New New York Guy

Business calls my sister and I to NYC on the last weekend of my challenge. I’m hesitant to take this show on the road because, for as much time as I’ve spent there, I have never really tested the dating pool in NYC. “What do you have to lose?” she asks, “Four days and four dates to be exact,” I answer. “So you don’t think you could find a single date in the entire NYC area?” She asks smart-assedly. Oh no she didn’t! Challenge accepted!...more

Swiping Soulmates

One thing that caught me completely off guard during my brief foray into Tinder was how normal everyone seemed to be and how rampant the “illusion of  normal” was.I don’t know what I was expecting, but given the apps reputation, I was definitely expecting more surprises that ultimately led me to disguise. I didn’t feel that or get the impression from it which might be part of the reason why I went wrong in all this. Why was I not more suspicious? Why was I not more cynical (or as cynical as I am now)?...more

{DATE 26} The Scariest Date of My Life

October 23rd - 5 more dates to go!Thursday afternoon rolls around and my day is getting weird already. A few things come up that completely derail my original plan to be ready for my date by 7 p.m. Which is the time east coast guy, who from now on I’ll refer to as: “Jersey Boy”, is picking me up. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this nickname before!...more

{DATE 22} Addicted to Singlehood - 30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights

Monday October 20 – The Doctor Returns…It’s date # 3 with The Doctor, and just as the first two dates, we over-extend our stay at the restaurant. This time we go for pizza in the village. A small place, perfectly cozy on a rainy Monday evening. “I hope you’re hungry!” he tells me, “because I thought we could order two pizzas.” “Yeah, that sounds perfectly sensible to me, but let’s throw in a salad for good measure,” I reply....more

30 tinder Dates in 30 Nights - {DATE 16} The Tinder Type

By now I almost feel like a tinder expert. It’s been eighteen days into my 30-day tinder dating challenge and my head hasn’t exploded yet. Let’s be frank, most of my dates have been non-starters, but in the first two-weeks I’ve been able to learn a lot about the things that attract me to someone and the things that I will not put up with....more

30 tinder Dates in 30 Nights {Dates 10, 11 & 12} The Last Tripleheader

According to baseball history, the last tripleheader was played on October 2, 1920 between the Reds and the Pirates. (source: The Last Tripleheader). My dear readers, this means, you’re about to experience a historical event! No such sporting phenomenon has occurred since that sunny fall October Saturday 94 years ago. I’m sure you can all appreciate the parallel story here…...more

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights - Date 6: The Singer

My date for Monday night canceled AGAIN… I think I’m done with him. We haven’t even met yet and he’s canceled on me twice, because of work. Now, I get that this is probably a good reason, but twice in a row? I don’t have time for these types of set-backs! I definitely enjoyed having the night to myself on Monday, but that means I now have to schedule two dates in one day! This is tricky because I can only schedule a doubleheader on a Saturday or Sunday, too hard to meet someone for lunch during the work week....more
Seriously?!?! Don't let another opportunity walk away PLEASE. The point of this is to be out of ...more

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Nights - Date 5: The Karma Worshiper

As Sunday night rolls around I’m looking forward to lounging on my couch binge-watching HBO Go, when suddenly my calendar alert goes off, I have a date in an hour?! Oh oh! I’m already dressed from my friend’s wedding so it’s no big getting ready, but I’m hungry and I don’t remember him saying anything about dinner, just drinks. Why do they all want to meet for drinks? I guess it’s the safest bet, if you meet someone for the first time and they suck, you can always leave as soon as you down the first glass. ...more
i am so happy he caught you before you hit the ground...that would have been tragic :-( Safe to ...more