My Encounter With An Uncircumcised Penis…

It went something like this… Luc (named change to protect the uncircumcised) and I had been dating a couple of weeks and were taking things slow. After our first date, I learned he was born in England and moved around a lot as a child. About a week into dating, I was home watching a rerun of “Sex and the City” on the Style Network (RIP) and saw the episode when Charlotte was dating a guy who was uncircumcised. I called my girlfriend immediately. Me: “Oh my God. I’m now freaking out. I have a feeling Luc isn’t circumcised.” Her: “So? It’s not …

Dating: A New Customer Acquisition Tool?

I’m well aware that a lot of people are in sales, but this is the second time in the last few months that someone has turned our date into a new customer acquisition tool. A couple of weeks ago I went out with real estate guy (we’ll call him REG).  REG was nice, bald (not my type, but I’m trying to expand my dating horizons!), 34, and was a real estate agent with his own company.  I know this because we had a couple of mutual friends and I googled him beforehand (btw, that’s a whole other post coming!).  REG …

Yet Another Reason We Are Single… The Millennial Man

An interesting article came out this week about the Millennial Man – or at least what he is now.  Ladies, if they want to pirate cable and live with their parents, they are probably not going to throw down $100 for a nice dinner date.  (Hmmm… maybe this is why I keep getting stuck with the bar bill?) Per this article The Millennial Male Is Not Who You Think He Is (via AdWeek) us ladies and our fab gay counterparts have some serious issues to contend with…  Here are a few fun facts: Collectively, they carry $1 trillion in student loans. …

Thanks For The Follow-Up “No Attraction On My End” Text!

When your gut says NO, listen to it.  And with that wisdom, onto my latest dating disaster!  It went something like this: Online dating messages: Him: Loved your profile… truly awesome! I am not much for e-mailing back and forth when meeting potential dates either… so would you like to grab a coffee or drink sometime? I think we’d really enjoy meeting and have tons to talk about. Me: Radio silence. I was traveling. Him: Guess no interest huh… Bummer as I think we would have at least enjoyed meeting each other. Me: Thanks for your message and sorry for …

Should You Respond To Everyone That Emails You Online When Dating?

This question continues to haunt me… When I first started online dating I responded to everyone who reached out.  I felt bad that someone put in the effort to send me a message and then just sat back and waited… I’ve done the waiting game.  It’s not fun!  So, I made the effort to say something along the lines of  “I don’t think we’re a match, but good luck in your search” to people who sent messages.  I always thanked them for reaching out, taking the time to read my profile and write a personal note, etc. (Please note, I …

I Don’t Hug… or Buy Drinks

And now a tale from my latest dating disaster… I recently rejoined Match.com and what a shit show it has been.  I am apparently only attractive to men 45-67 (yes, 67 which is a few years older than my Dad) and/or overweight 30-somethings who are socially inept.  I have been reaching out to guys like a sales person and am coming up blank.  Ugh! I did, however, go on a date a couple weeks ago that just reminded me that maybe I’m better off alone. We started chatting on Match a couple days after I joined.  He was decent looking …

MTV Joins The Dating Game!

Since the first season of the Real World (aka. Real World: New York) launched in the spring of 1992, who hasn’t either wanted to or actually sent in a video applying to be on the latest season?  I know I wanted to live with 6 strangers in a loft, on a pier, or even in a tree house if I was chosen.  Sadly, I wasn’t, but the Real World was just the beginning of the addictive reality TV MTV has given us over the years. This year, MTV is jumping on the dating game train.  This isn’t like their other …

Online Dating Gems… The Match.com Edition

I’m now playing the numbers game and am currently on Match.com, Ok Cupid and eHarmony.  (Note, I have been on eHarmony for 3 months and have yet to go on a date, let alone have anyone remotely attractive or interesting want to chat with me.) I was getting so used to the creepy messages from guys on Ok Cupid, that I completely ruled out the uncomfortable messages from the guys on Match.com. I’ve been back on Match for 2 weeks… here are some of my favorite gems.  Again, these are posted as is! Grammar and spelling are all done by …

Yes, Dating Can Be Funny… (Great Dating Articles Found Online This Week)

Here are couple things from around the Internet that have made me laugh this week.  I needed a laugh… this month has been a doozy! Deluded Surgeon’s Email Lists The Most Outrageous Requirements For A Woman We’ve Ever Seen – via Jezebel. Some of his wish list includes: Spent significant time (>1 yr) living in a city of 1 million or more Highly functional Type B (not a Type A because too similar, not a Type B who can’t get stuff done) Skinny (i.e. dress size 0-2, if you don’t know what that means (many men don’t) it means very …

We’re So Over, We Need a New Word For Over

This past weekend, The Chef showed up out of nowhere.  I haven’t spoken to him in 5 weeks and the last time we talked, I broke up with him.  Here’s the recap of our break-up where he pretty much told me, “NO. We’re not breaking up.” So, I’m at home cooking dinner and having a glass (or 2) of wine on Friday night when I get a call from the Chef.  I may or may not have tweeted, “Dinner for one, wine for four!” around 630 that night.   Chef: Hey, how are you? Me: Fine. Chef: Do you have …

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… Especially When He Keeps Telling You NO

The cat’s out of the bag… my awkward radio silence from blogging was because I was dating someone.  We met about 2 months ago on an online dating site.  He was not my type at all… foreign (British Canadian), a total wandering free spirit, 40, and a chef.  All of these things I found interesting at first. Our first date was 6 hours long… apps to dinner to drinks to making out in a parking lot slammed against my car at 1am. 6 weeks later they all came crashing down. Has anyone out there ever dated a chef, bouncer, bartender, …