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.