Plane Guy Update

Went on the first “date” last night, only I guess it wasn’t really a “date!” Oh… the joys of dating. The convo went something like this after about 30 mins of chatting… I couldn’t help myself, but because of our conversation, it was the elephant in the room. Me: So, I have to ask, is this a work meeting or a social outing? Him: Hmmm… I was wondering the same thing. Why don’t we go with a “getting to know each other” drink. Me: Ok. Hey, at least you can write this off! Him: I didn’t think about that, but …

The mind of 30-something-year-old-man

I know what it is like in the mind of a 30-year-old woman because I am one. But, with all the Peter Pans living in Los Angeles, I thought I should pick up a copy of Aaron Karo’s new book and check out this species myself. Do you remember Aaron Karo? He was the guy that wrote Ruminations when he was in college? Funny anecdotal quotes about life, love and beer? I thought he was hilarious then and now he is just a wealth of knowledge. There is a lot of incredible info coming from this 30-year-old-man-mind, so I plan …

I’m an …Ist. I know.

When you’re a little girl you dream of Prince Charming. Thanks to Disney, they are all tall, dark and handsome. So, can you really blame me (or any other women out there for that matter) for wanting something similar? I say, no. But, now that I’m older and supposed to be more mature, I have come to the conclusion and finally admit that I am an “ist.” I’m an agist, heightist, jobist, etc. You name it and I have the “ist” for it. If I meet someone in a bar and they’re under 28, I roll my eyes and think …

The Mile High Dating Club!

I had the best first date I’ve ever last week… and it was with a man I didn’t know I was going to meet. I was heading out of town on a business trip and was traveling solo. As I was getting settled in my window sit a guy put his stuff down next to mine. We exchanged smiles and then I went back to my iPhone. (The middle seat was left empty for the entire flight. Fate? What are you trying to tell me?) When the flight attendant told everyone to put away their phones for takeoff I took …

Attack of the Techies and Engineers!

In my online quest to find true love, I recently decided to expand my dating pool and try eharmony. Now, morally I have an issue with the fact that eharmony doesn’t “match” people of the same sex looking for love (Prop 8 = hate!), but I needed to set that aside for purely selfish reasons and see if my 1 TRU LUV was just on another dating site. I don’t think I’m looking for anyone unrealistic. As I have gotten older, I’ve gotten a little less specific as to what I want in a mate. Yes, I still have a …

Excuse Me… “Sorry, my friend is locked out of her house!”

Maybe it’s because I just got my new iPhone that I have a small obsession with all of the apps it has to offer, but this one is just hilarious (especially if you’re an online dater!). You know how you have a first date with someone and you just don’t know how it’s going to go, so you call your girlfriend and tell her to call you at exactly 7pm (right in between drinks and dinner) so you can bail if you need to? The app Excuse Me is ideal for this situation. Set the timer and a fake call …

What does “I don’t drink” on Match, really mean?

Yes, I went on another amazing date that is blog worthy. First a little info about me and my drinking habits that will help you truly appreciate this story. I started drinking when I was in high school. I wasn’t out of control, but definitely knew how to pump a keg and had mastered fooling my parents by 16. I was also fortunate enough to have a friend who didn’t drink and therefore had a sober driver throughout my high school years. In college I was in a sorority and continued my partying ways at every date dash, formal and …

Ah, the Post High School Background Check

There is something comforting about your high school years and being able to do a quick background check on your prom date (who you have most likely known since elementary school anyways…). Now, that I’m in my 30s, meeting someone online makes the background check a little more difficult. I know that both my male and female friends all google and/or Facebook their dates as soon as they have a name and email address. Profile pictures say a lot about someone, no? Well, this new app takes the background check to a new level. It’s called Date Check… and you …

“I Can Do Better Than You!”

I read this on The Huffington Post yesterday and had to blog about it. This is insane! Much thanks to Catharine Smith for writing about this! It brings the online dating world to a yet another new dimension. Next time you meet Mr. Right Now from Match and that little nagging voice in the back of your brain is telling he’s just not your caliber of hotness, snap a pic with your iPhone and post it up on CanDoBetter.com. Here, people will help you decide if you can, indeed, do better. The thing that I don’t understand is that site …

When Match.com “matches” You with an Ex

I know sometimes you think I might be lying to you, but all of these things actually do happen to me! The back-story: In my mid-twenties I was dating an amazing man. He was 33, creative, gorgeous, tall, smart, fun – the list goes on. But, now that I’m in my 30s, I realize that he was dating someone 6 years younger because he wasn’t ready for the next step (which most women his age were!). So, on my birthday and 8 days before my sister’s wedding (do you see the signs??) he decided that he didn’t like the direction …

Do I Look Like Craigslist?

2010 has kicked off to a great start! Both Elle and I have been dating (and tweeting!) away, and have a lot of fun stories to share. But to kick of the new year, here is just one of the those “REALLY???” moments. Last week I got an email to my Match.com inbox. Always excited when I see that light on my blackberry blink red, I read the email first thing in the morning. This is how I kicked off my day… “I know this may sound weird, and I am little embarrassed to take this approach, but I am …

Is 30 the new 50?

This is what is currently winking at me… This is what I would prefer to be winking at me! As many of you know, I recently turned 30. I love being 30. My twenties kinda blew. Lots of man drama and no wedding ring, so I entered my thirties with a “This is my decade!” attitude. Unfortunately, the men on match.com do not feel the same way. So, I ask you… is match only for women in their twenties? I think a study should be done on online dating in your twenties and thirties. I got to experience firsthand what …