You are probably familiar with the saying “you are your own worst enemy.” For many of us, this statement rings true, but for various reasons. We are guilty of self-sabotaging our love lives, family lives, friendships, or even our careers. Have you ever wondered why you do this or where these thoughts come from? … Continue reading My Own Worst Enemy
Have you ever traveled solo or thought about traveling solo? Well, Ireland is one of the best places to go! Everyone is extremely friendly, welcoming, helpful, and it is an English-speaking country, so for an American female traveling solo, I couldn’t have asked for a better trip! This was an experience of a lifetime … Continue reading Ireland: The Cliffs of Moher
I’m back, Austin! Still single, still a work in progress, and still looking for Mr. Right.
Prologue I deleted ALL dating apps and profiles yesterday. I’m over it, and before I begin my tale of my last date from websites, let me explain why. First, I am tired of having conversations with people that I never end up meeting, it’s a waste of my time. Second, I am over going on … Continue reading My Last Online Date
Last weekend, the Austin American-Statesman posted this blog on Facebook about finding love in Austin: http://austin.blog.statesman.com/2017/02/14/single-women-are-likely-to-find-a-marriage-material-man-in-austin-but-single-guys-arent-as-lucky/ After reading it, I was left confused and irritated. This is my rebuttal I sent to them, challenging their views. Dear Katey Psencik and Austin American-Statesman, As a local blogger about the single life in Austin, Texas, I … Continue reading My Rebuttal
So, I may have chickened out of going to the Anti-Valentine’s Day happy hour, but I did have dates last week to make up for it! OK Cupid landed me my first two dates off the new site, back-to-back Thursday and Friday. This new site shows your “match rate” with the other person, and it … Continue reading The Dating Game Part III
I am burnt out from the dating apps. Goodbye Tinder and Bumble, I'm breaking up with you. It's not me, it's you. These apps have left me still single, disappointed, and wondering why I joined them in the first place. Yes, it was entertaining swiping through profiles, but this fast-paced environment led to even more … Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s You
After a little over 2 months straight of internet dating, I need a break! People are either completely misrepresenting themselves online or they are only looking for hookups. An average of 3 dates a week for 2 months takes its toll on you. So, on my break I decided to do some things for myself. … Continue reading My Break From Dating
Looking from the outside in, these relationships are relatively easy to spot, but from the inside out it’s a whole other story. The classic tell-tale signs of a toxic relationship are extreme emotions (going from loving on each other to fighting and yelling at the drop of a hat), untrustworthiness, cutting your friends out … Continue reading The Toxic Relationship
Why am I always seeking other’s opinions to validate my self-worth? Why do I allow break-ups to damage my self-confidence? Why do I always assume there is something wrong with me that the other person doesn’t want to be with? These are questions that I have asked myself time and time again, and have now learned to ignore and put to the back of my mind.
Suddenly I have found myself turning into that person who can’t remember past conversations or specific details about another person; the person who used to annoy me by their “lack of interest”. Between dates, conversations, two different apps and mindless swiping, I can’t keep them all straight! My friends have even become confused, and one … Continue reading The Dating Game (Part II)
Have you ever wondered what happened with someone you were dating? Did it seem like the relationship was going well and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, the guy ended things? Have you thought about how you should or shouldn't act on a first date and what your realistic expectations should be? These … Continue reading The Male Perspective
2016 was a very strange, wicked year; so strange and wicked in fact that someone actually made 2016 into a short horror film (if you haven’t watched it, here it is: https://youtu.be/Z04M6NhkIKk). Let’s recap the year: Celebrities We Lost: -David Bowie (Musical icon, fashion trendsetter, and actor) -René Angélil (Celine Dion’s husband) -Alan … Continue reading Goodbye 2016!
We’ve all done it: Made up some excuse as to why we cannot go on a date. Maybe you were “sick”, lost your phone or it died, had an emergency, or just forgot. But, why do we do this? What is so daunting about telling the truth? The Little White Lie I recently reached … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses
I have decided to do something that I have never been able to do before: Date. I am loyal to a fault, and because of this I have never been able to date more than one person at a time. Obviously this hasn’t been working for me, so why not play the field? It's not … Continue reading The Dating Game (Part I)
Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, Tinder, and Bumble: different names, same profiles and stereotypes. While Match and eHarmony allow you to create an in-depth profile to express your interests and desires, the fast-paced, superficial apps like Tinder and Bumble are taking over.
“Single” shouldn’t be a scary, “four letter” word. This should be a period in your life when you get the gift of time to yourself; the time to find out who you are, learn to love yourself, and embrace your freedom. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time being single. How much time do you have … Continue reading Embracing Your Single-Self
The world is a very different place in your 20’s than in your 30’s. Expectations, desires, and attractions change forms and mean something completely different and, in my opinion, something better. In Your 20’s: This is the era where dating is mainly for sport, unless you’re one of the rare few who are ready to … Continue reading A Change of Perception