Finding love can be tricky. Thankfully, technology has stepped in and made it easier to connect with others through matchmaking and dating sites.
I don't have a partner in my life right now. But when this special man does show up, I won't be able to be sexually intimate without pain and days-after discomfort, unless my body is being helped along with the enhancing effects of this daily medication.
Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.
eHarmony Gabe's soul is every bit as kind as I had anticipated. There is also every bit as much chemistry between the two of us as I had anticipated -- er, every bit as little? There is zero chemistry. Just zero.
When you go on as many dates as I do, you start to notice some trends of the types of men who frequent the digital date-osphere. After a slew of less than memorable dates over the last few weeks, I felt inspired to put pen to paper to write out some of the #trending personalities of the online male dater.
We can control our actions, but not the results. This can be hard to accept at times, but it beats living in a fear-based mindset that constantly buzzes with worries about dying alone. It feels terrible, and doesn't help find love.
Somewhere along the way we've forgotten that building a connection with someone actually does require effort. There are growing pains. Instead, we want ready-made relationships. Just add water. We've lost interest in learning how the other person thinks and communicates.
For single parents, the stakes are a little bit higher. You don't want to just bring anyone around your kids. You only want to introduce them to viable candidates -- people you can see yourself in long-term relationships with.
TO and I obviously aren't at the whole relationship point yet, but this conversation is still making me a little uncomfortable. I feel even more uncomfortable a few hours later. Back at his place...
The queer world still exists apart -- discrete, you might say -- from the straight world, and to be a bisexual woman on OKCupid is to travel back and forth between them, bicoastal, bilingual, bicultural, always apologizing to one on behalf of the other.
I first downloaded Tinder on to my smartphone in the summer of 2013, soon after the innovative new dating app was launched in the UK. That was the year of my great Internet dating adventure and it seemed an intriguing experiment to try. The fact that I was 61 didn't bother me.
With TJ's half-baked plans and could-be-(much)(much)-better conversation, I don't really see a date four in our future. Alas, this whole experiment was about opening myself up to new experiences, sooooo South Bay here I come! (Sorry, Mom.)
You met a man online and things were getting hot and heavy. Just when you were thinking it might be time to change your Facebook status, you send a text to confirm your next date. No reply. As in, no reply...ever.
In this "day and age" is the issue in the single world that we have too many options? Too many choices?
Choosing a picture of yourself that shows you at your thinnest, youngest and in your prime can be tempting, but DON'T.
If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that job hunting can be exhilarating, frustrating, unnerving, exhausting, and of course exciting. It's kind of like dating multiple people at the same time.