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 …

Soundtrack to My Life… Wake Me Up (When It’s All Over)

So, the last few weeks have been rough.  The minefield I call Facebook continues to blow up in my face.  Every day is someone’s anniversary, wedding, or a new baby is born.  I want to be happy for all of my friends, but sometimes I’m not.  They all have what I want and every time I tell them this they say they wish they could have what I have sometimes… I get that the grass is always greener, but sometimes it’s just brown in your yard, you’re embarrassed and want to move houses over watering the freakin’ lawn. Ya know? …

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 …

Dating/Sex Week in Review! Cliteracy, Dear Daughter – Have Great Sex, AND Gentlemen Seeks Worthy Woman Ad!

Another week of amazing online dating/sex stories to catch up on… Starting with Cliteracy!  In all honesty, I kind of love everything about this art installation, the artist, and the message she’s putting out there.  The more we ALL know about the clitoris the less my 20-something friends and followers will have to fake it.  (Note, when you’re in your 30s and in your sexual prime, you learn to speak up and make sure you’re taken care of. Are you with me ladies?) The project, which is ongoing, includes Wallace’s “100 Laws of Cliteracy,” street art about the organ, as well …

A Dinner, A Douche bag, and Polyamorous Couples (Great Dating Articles Found Online This Week)

Another fun week of dating news to recap!  Lets start with my favorite… real life Long Island Princesses looking for love through a Craigslist Shabbat dinner posting. Taking the lead from the now infamous D.C. Shabbat dinner posting earlier this year from “five handsome and two not so handsome single men,” these girls are in it to win it.  I LOVE everything about their post (via Huffington Post).  Here’s the ad: 5 Nice Jewish Girls Seek 5 Nice Jewish Boys for Shabbat Dinner Us: All the single ladies. Late 20s, early 30s. We make a mean brisket. We each have more …

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 …

Don’t Marry Someone Until You See Them REALLY Sick

A couple of weeks ago I got sick (hence the new blogs and no dates!).  I don’t mean “I had a cold” sick.  I mean doctor’s offices and IV’s kind-of sick.  Now, when I do something I don’t do it half ass and that is true with everything – including getting sick.  In college a cold was going around and I got viral pneumonia.  In my twenties I was working too many hours, was around too many germy people and ended up getting a cold which lead to bronchitis which lead to having to have my tonsils out at 26. …

Soundtrack To My Life – August (All About Love!)

I’m going with a love theme this month.  Hopefully, putting it out in the universe will bring me someone amazing.  So far, I keep getting the opposite! Please note – I CANNOT stand Hunter Hayes. I think he is the country version of an annoying pocket person in a boy band and even in my teens I wouldn’t have given him the time of day, BUT… I dig this song for some reason. I kinda want someone who is crazy for me, ya know?

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 …