Fantasy vs Reality: Matchmaking

Fantasy vs Reality: Matchmaking

When I first signed up for the Matchmaking service, I didn’t have a lot of preconceived notions.  I had only heard of one person who had used one and even in entertainment, it’s not that common.  Since then, though, I have heard some different things and even felt different emotions when it comes to Matchmakers. […]

Places to Meet Guys

Places to Meet Guys

When I was in college, I had a professor say that it was harder to meet guys out of college than it was during.  As I didn’t really have that much luck in college, I was both skeptical of the statement and praying that it wasn’t true.  Now that I have been out of college […]

Online Dating vs Matchmaker

Online Dating vs Matchmaker

When it comes to finding the one, there can be a number of different avenues to choose.  Do you meet him in a bar?  Does a friend introduce you?  Do you take the leap and join an online dating site?  Or what about hiring a Matchmaker?  It’s hard to know which will be successful and […]

Fact or Fiction: Online Dating

Fact or Fiction: Online Dating

Before I first started using online dating, there were a few common misconceptions that kept me from taking the plunge and signing up.  But then it seemed like everybody was talking about it and trying to convince me that I should use it, because you know they knew such and such a couple who had […]

Online Dating Safety Tips

Online Dating Safety Tips

I think that I blame my mom (and as she is probably reading this, I’m sure I’ll hear about this) and true crime stories for causing me to be slightly paranoid.  In all areas of life really, but also when it comes to online safety.  I mean, I’m not so worried about talking to a guy […]

Write a Successful Online Profile

Write a Successful Online Profile

I must confess that I’m not necessarily the best person to give advice when it comes to a successful online profile.  If you’ve read Misadventure in Online Dating Part 1 (or coming soon: Parts 2 and 3), you know what I mean.  However, I have done a ton of research including reading Love @ First […]

Misreading the “Signs”

Misreading the “Signs”

If you’ve read Misadventures in “Talking,” you might have noticed that I’m not very good at spotting the signs.  Or probably more accurately, I’m guilty of over analyzing situations and reading into “signs” that are generally not real.  Unfortunately google doesn’t help.  I can look up anything that I might think is a sign and […]

10 Ways to Enjoy Being Single

10 Ways to Enjoy Being Single

I haven’t always enjoyed being single and to be completely honest, I still find myself struggling with it at times.  The most important thing, though, is to not wait to live.  There are some things that I’ve done that I anguished over because I had thought that I needed to be married to do and […]

My Non-Negotiables in Dating

My Non-Negotiables in Dating

The older that I get, I guess the less idealistic I become.  When I was younger, I thought that I knew exactly what I wanted in a guy and I had a very specific non-negotiables list.  Now, the list isn’t as long and probably more meaningful or at least realistic.  Obviously what is important to […]