Existential Crisis: Falling Out of Love is Crucial

“No, we can’t be friends because you were a terrible boyfriend. What would make me think you would be an awesome friend?” – Me (2016) People can be friends with their exes if said person deserves it. The older I get the more I realize that not everyone deserves my friendship because frankly, I’m a…

10 Anti-Basic Pittsburgh Dates

Dinner and a movie is so 2008 when it comes to dating. In a scene where dating is easy as swiping right, effort always leaves the best impression and creativity builds memories. Pittsburgh is anything but basic when it comes to things to do so I’ve compiled a list of things other than dinner and…

Let’s Cancel Cuffing Season

I am in no way proposing such a thing because I’m single. After my last (almost decade long on/off) relationship I’ve been happily dating myself (it’s less stressful by far). Back when that relationship started, unlimited texting was expensive and selfies weren’t even selfies yet. Talking was pretty much the only thing we used phones…

Ghosting is Haunting the Dating Scene

Ghosting – Going silent instead of rejecting and or effectively communicating with a romantic partner. Imagine if the screen wasn’t involved in the situation and you were at a bar with a person and mid conversation they just walked away. It wouldn’t be okay and technology has kind of desensitized us to feelings being attached…

Is Courting Still a Thing? 

Crazy thing: Before online dating there was blind dating that took effort and a bit of courtship. Does courting still exist?  There’s no way sliding in someone’s inbox and asking them to meet at your house works. Just because communication got easier doesn’t mean women have.  My first boyfriend asked me out in front of…

Generation Swipe – #amwriting

Be interested But not too interested You’ll scare him off. You don’t want him to know you like him but you do Like him Make him wait but not too long He’ll move on. He’ll lose interest and think you’re crazy Be laid back, but don’t cake your face on but don’t be too chill,…

& How I Met Your Mother

My first serious relationship went on and off for a few years shy of a decade. We were the definition of “It’s complicated” before it was a relationship title. But we also came from the generation where at one point text messaging was costly and calls had to happen after seven. Technology wise it was…

& All Swiped Out

You shouldn’t be able to shop for a soulmate the same way you find your next pair of shoes.  — Me (In a recent conversation with my best friend)   Recently, I was thinking about online dating again and as tech savvy and innovative as I consider myself, I just can’t get down with it….

& Tinder, Love and Comedy

Today I deleted Tinder for the third time in the last whirlwind of a year. Tinder was an experiment and a lazy effort to put myself out there to explore what else the world had to offer while I was taking a break from my junior high sweetheart. An article in Cosmo intrigued me about…

& Maybe Technology Has Made Dating a Bit More Complicated

  Text messaging has to be one of the worst ways to get to know someone that you’re interested in dating. Text messaging leaves so much room for interpretation and it doesn’t seem as personal as picking up the phone and calling someone or going to a movie together. I think I’m going to make…

& Driving, Dating & Halloween

They all have something in common. They’re quite scary if you ask me. My car (the one my dad gave me) broke down but it’s only because it was quite broken when he gave it to me after the accident but I’m grateful. I also decided to buy shoes instead of getting the part I…

& Went to See Batman Yesterday & I think it Was a Date

It was better than the rest of my dates all summer. I’ve had some awful dates this summer. It’s been weird. But this guy he’s kinda shy, I’m kinda shy (around him) and we hugged when he walked me to my car. I wanted to kiss him but I didn’t want to be too forward….