The Sock Contract

Tyler Garcia had been gently occupying the edges of my youngest daughter's friendship circle for quite some time before he asked her out on a date. Evidently, he had been working up his nerve for a while....more
 @Kraken He is, my dear.  It's the coolest get a hug from a six-foot tall boy whom ...more

My Favorite Life Lessons

There's an old expression that "youth is wasted on the young." I heard it all my life and never quite got it.  I just thought those who said it --who were always older than I was-- were just annoyed that they were older than whoever it was they were thinking of when they made the comment. Now I know better. That expression has nothing to do with being annoyed at someone younger than you are, it's all about having learned that we don't really really know what life is all about until we've lived awhile....more


Soooo I met my man's kids this weekend.  I'm gonna call him Mike.  Anywho, I was going to let him spend Friday night with them before I came over Sat....more

A 1970s teenager- My 1976 diary

I will be mentioning Rhett again in this entry. I should perhaps tell you that I was extremely put out when my best friend Caroline started going out with him. Being very mature for my age, I dealt with this by sending her to Coventry (i.e. giving her the silent treatment). She withstood this onslaught very well....more

Am I crazy?

I think I'm freaking out...It's been a year since my last g/f and now I have been talking to this lady for  count it! FOUR days and  we have this strong connection and I just am not sure if  either one of us should be moving this fast. I like her and don't get me wrong on moving on, but is a year to soon after being with someone for four years and now I'm having feelings for someone new. ...more

First time for everything?!?!? Even at 32 y/o!

Okay so me and the guy I met on a dating site decided this past weekend that we only wanted to date each other.  "Exclusive" I guess you call it.  Anywho.......cute story.........We were on our way to an Eric Church concert and he asked me if he had a girlfriend.  I said, "I don't know, do you?"  He said, "I'm asking you.", so I said, "yep, you do".  LOL   Like a couple of kids.  Hehehe.  Do you like me?  Check yes or no.  LOLOL I have my daughter 2 weekends out of the month, back to back.  And he has his kids every other w...more

Dear Dr. Romance: Why Does He Want a Relationship?

Dear Dr. Romance: I met this guy through a phone call, but he contacted or got my profile through a friend of mine and he is satisfied through that, and he is convinced that he could have a relationship with me, he needs my affection, fear of God, caring, true feeling of sharing, happiness, my ideology, and philosophy , what he desires most is true love, sincerity and serious relationship....more

In the day and Life of me (Valare)

Hi I'm Valare(val) and I just  want to blog about anything and everything. I hope it won't be to boring if anyone reads it. I think this is a great way to release stress at times. advice is always welcome and I just want to  do this  for  me probably some fun mixed in too lol....more
Welcome! So many interesting things that can happen in a day that can inspire us to blog. ...more

You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

   It's true that many people view dating online as a fascinating past time. Certainly the hope behind all of the attempts to hook up, is to find true love. Perhaps finding Mr. Right, is harder than finding Mr. Right Now? As I approach my third month of online dating, I have to decide if this is worth it or not. I have met a few good men, only they turned out not to be good for me....more

Lies, Guys, and a case of Social Leprocy

In recent days I haven't reported in detail my (mis)adventures in the dating world, as there haven't been any. One can still consider oneself a social leper even if said individual is receiving mail on a regular basis via web-dating sites. I haven't been on any dates since I started. Seriously. (How long have I been doing this?...more