Hearing someone else's hotel sex can be frustrating, but your orgasm was so festive, I found myself cheering you on. And then you had that great cry after. Was it a real sob?
I recently got out of a serious relationship and was "not excited," (strong understatement) to find myself back in the dating world. But, I have been pleasantly surprised with what I have discovered and realized. In fact, I think dating in your 30s is actually pretty rad! Here's why.
Holidays really should be like commercials; they abound with happy people. From loving couples holding hands while walking in the snow to smiling fami...
Never, not once, in my four years of prerequiste classes did anyone sit me down and give me the birds and the bees lecture that just a few minutes after my mommy framed my diploma, all my compadres would jump ship and get engaged.
"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.
For the past decade, I'd tried online dating, speed dating, singles cocktail hours, religious groups, hiking groups, writing groups, a variety of "MeetUp" groups, volunteer work, coed exercise classes, and adult education courses. But I still hadn't met Mr. Right.
There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.
You say it like there's something seriously wrong with me; something that's been accumulating for a while and I didn't work hard enough to prevent, like gingivitis.
What's the right age to have a baby? What if you're actually infertile? How much money are you supposed to have? How stable should you be? How many should you have?
At the age of 42, owing to two long relationships that tailgated each other, I found myself single for the first time since I was 20-something. A lot had changed.
Why won't we be chill and engage in a commitment-free non-relationship with a guy who takes voting advice from Russell Brand? Haven't we read the statistics about marrying after 40? Yes, we have. But, perhaps, shockingly, some of us would still rather be happy than be married.
Unrequited love -- one of the most popular movie and novel themes -- has indeed been known to trigger extremely painful emotions.
3. Once a woman is by herself, she either learns how to do all the "guy stuff" by herself or she calls one of her guy friends for help. My point is, you ARE replaceable, dear.
While I obviously entertain elaborate daydreams about what having a serious boyfriend would be like (would we like, grocery shop together?!!), I also appreciate all the things that being perpetually single has afforded me.
Halloween is a time where we play dress-up, wear elaborate make-up, role-play and put on masks. But in the world of dating, so many of us do that the other 364 days of the year.
For those who still get tripped up over meeting a woman who has never been married, here are five questions that I (and women like me) would like not to be asked again.