{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

Dear Dr. Romance: she is in denial and wants to escape the pain

Dear Dr. Romance:My best girlfriend ever and I dated for about eight months, then had a long distance relationship when she went back to her home country.  She just broke up with me over email and she is dating someone from her home city for the last month.  I thought we were very happy and serious and our best things were chemistry and compatibility! ...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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: The Impact of Emotional Abuse

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.” Maya AngelouOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve wanted to address the subject of emotional abuse for some time on my blog. I recently made a couple of new friends and heard their stories, and it’s prompted me to share some difficult things with you....more
Men can also be in abusive relationships.more

8 Tips For Dating A Single Mom

Next month marks my fourth year of being a single parent. My youngest happens to be four and a half years old. It perplexes me when I hear of a couple separating soon after the birth of their child. I think, “You just welcomed this little darling into the world. You’re supposed to be in bliss.” That’s how the story is supposed to go: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage....more
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I Have Seen The Enemy, And The Enemy Is Me

This started out as a post about my diet. Honest....more

Middle-Age Coffee-Safe Date

You’ve moved on, you’ve learned some lessons, you’re ready to start dating again.Email correspondence, mandatory two weeks, just to establish that he can put a real thought on paper. Spelling, check; punctuation, check. Other: has a job, no children under high school age, has interests other than on-line dating; check.Walk and a Coffee, Saturday morning.I’m the first one to arrive, bad sign, call me old fashioned. He enters, oh-oh, the photo was obviously 5-10 years old....more

A Simple Way To Write Successful Messages When Online Dating

When it comes to online dating, the shorter the better and I don’t mean your height.OkCupid recently conducted a study of their users messages and determined that the most effective messages were fewer than 100 characters. This makes so much sense since we’re so used to communicating via text with everyone else in our lives. And really, who in the hell has time to read or compose long paragraphs to a total stranger?Especially for the fellas who are doing most of the initial reaching out, here are a few things to consider when composing your next online dating message:...more

"Dude: You Are Not Your Fruit Plate", said the Zombie.

This is what I wanted to say to the American chef after almost five fucking hours of an interminable first date. FIVE HOURS. I wasn’t physically attracted to him or his personality. At. All....more