When I started my website/blog about dating during Quarantine, I was single. Shortly after, one of my best friends and I decided to take the big step into a committed relationship. We had an amazing time together and I spent all of the extra time I had in quarantine with one of my favorite people. As time wore on, we realized in a very condensed and quick amount of time that we are in very different places in our lives. Even though we knew each other for 3 years, the pivotal life decisions we both wanted were not on the same path.
So, here I am again, joining the enormous pool of potential first dates. As I am mindlessly swiping, a previous guy I matched with reached out. We never ended up meeting so instead of assuming it was for a negative reason, I respected his ability to ask again and we went out for drinks.
In the first hour of talking, we took the time to get to know each other and what we were looking for. While we laughed, shared some serious life changers and enjoyed a boozy brunch, I recognized it was possible to meet someone, even in these circumstances that I felt a connection with.
On our second date, he brought the Tequila and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. He complimented my smile through dinner and we ended the night with a loud and fun dance party that left me excited and hopeful.
He was not afraid to communicate how he felt and reassured me that he was looking forward to more experiences and adventures we would take.
I’m sharing this to encourage anyone in the online dating universe to keep meeting people. If it sucks, awkward or hilarious, we all want to hear about it!! Those are the easiest dates to write about ... but we also want to hear about the amazing, memorable and promising people you have crossed paths with and may even build a potential future together ️. Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and send me any and all of the stories we can share (anonymously). We all want to have another reason to laugh, feel hopeful, or for a great toilet read!!
Like many of you, I have been on and off dating apps for years. I often think my insane dating experiences and those of my friends would make for a really great book, movie or sitcom. I know you all have stories and experiences to share. My goal is to post my own ideas, thoughts and experiences mixed in with special guest entries covering topics I know less about. Please feel free to message me with your own stories, comments, questions that you would not mind sharing with everyone. My contact info is listed in the bottom of the site. Thank you for stopping by!