I have met a HUGE variety of people and have been sufficiently disappointed with all of them (sorry guys, if you're reading this). And after every few dates with a different kind of man I change my mind on my dating strategy.
Like Roswell and Area 51 are high traffic UFO sites, and Mt. Shasta and Sedona are energy vortexes for higher consciousness, these Portland locations are the spots that pull you in and make you feel so good, you can't help but smooch someone.
Stop blaming the robots that run online dating sites and start taking responsibility for the person and persona you put out there to the world. (HINT: Those two things should be exactly the same.) Here are a few of the epic mistakes people make when online dating that keep them single and piss off the rest of the world.
Winter has overstayed its welcome and it's starting to get into our heads. So to everyone out there reading this from behind a duvet, snuggled in bed with a space heater on: Please, before you make any sudden moves or rash relationship decisions, STOP.
Here are a few of the things that I've learned from my worst date experiences. Take notes people! Let's start giving our potential lovahs their BEST dates ever. Frankly, you can do better than this.
There are a handful of people in Portland who are natural connectors and have decided (after helping all of their best friends find wicked good relationships) that they should create a business to help people who aren't natural daters, find the relationships that they deserve. That's awesome.
One of the best parts of dating an extrovert: You don't have to guess at their intentions or wonder what they really want. Just ask them, they'll tell you. Actually, they probably won't shut up about it.
On the surface, Portland seems like the perfect place to meet people. We're a bustling little city filled with tons (ok maybe a couple dozen) interesting young single people. But when I ask them where they go to meet people, they tell me the same 3 crappy places.
There are three harsh realities that keep many people from fully committing to dating in Maine. And they are facts people cling to like life preservers as excuses for being alone forever. But there is hope, and it comes in the form of tough love.
I'd like to think that 1996 wasn't my peak, but it definitely was a high point until I cleared sophomore year of high school. Here are a couple of things that I learned from that day that I am bringing back to Valentine's Day in my 30s.