Okay everyone, this week's column is going to be a bit different than the others, and I will need your help, so put your thinking caps on!
As some of you have picked up on, either from my Twitter updates, or the quick mentions in my comments sections of past stories, I met someone a few months ago, and I want to see where it could go (Miles, don't be too sad, you know that in my dating life, they never seem to stick around for too long, and you are the only man I will marry). Yay for me! Boo for the column focused on my terrible dates and the sticky situations I find myself in. What is a girl to do? I don't want to stop writing because I love having the outlet, and I would miss everyone's commentary and the relationships we have formed over the past five months, but now I need a new topic. Here's where you guys come in...
I have been tossing around a few ideas, but since you are my audience, I thought I would let you decide which one you would prefer to read about. Also, feel free to add your own suggestions, but only if they are good ones, otherwise you're all fired. Got it? Okay, here goes:
- 1) Those who can't do, teach. As you have noticed, I clearly can't "do" dating, but I certainly can talk about it until I'm blue in the face. All of my dating mishaps have given me an extensive background on the ins-and-outs of dating. I mean, lets face it, I date a lot... and I like to hear myself talk, so giving advice isn't such a far fetched idea. You, the reader, can write in your questions, dating dilemmas and situations arising in your current relationships/on dates and I will give you my two cents... for whatever that's worth.
- 2) I have a very funny guy friend, who lives in London, and he and I could give a female perspective and male perspective on the above relationship woes. Sort of like a He Said/She Said type thing. You, the reader, would get both sexes taking on relationship issues instead of just mine. Just because I date like a man doesn't mean I am one (thank God, otherwise those past dates could have gotten awkward, er, more awkward).
- 3) As I mentioned in #1, I like to talk about myself, so this will go a bit off the topic of dating. I could write about my life in general. I once almost pitched a reality show about myself to MTV because I swear, the things that happen to me do not happen to other people. I know everyone says that, but from my dating stories, you guys should know that I'm being real here. For example, this entire bed bug fiasco, the fact that I called our maintenance man Sham-Wow instead of his real name, Schwabo, the fact that I was hit by a car a few years ago and left the ER pantless in only a thong because I couldn't move my legs and it was too painful for the doctor's to put them back on... you know, that type of thing.
- 4) Lastly, I thought that maybe you would be interested in reading about general dating topics... one that might come up in my relationship or friend's relationships that I feel would be relevant to other people and would open up a discussion. I sort of did this when talking about my relationship woes, but this would be more topic-focused instead of me-focused
I've missed you guys, and I want to get back on track, so let me have it! I can't wait to hear everyone's feedback!