I've been talking a lot lately about the dating scene to friends. Now days, I'm one of the only people in my friend group who is single, and I often hear people express their absolute horror at the idea of being single again in the age of dating apps. I can't really take offense to this attitude—My dating experience now days feels a whole world apart from when I was a young, optimistic 21-year-old.
Dating when I was 21 was easy. I was still in college and there is almost no easier time in your life to meet people than in college. I met my boyfriend at the time by making eye contact with him in the Subway line at the student union. It was literally that easy to meet new, exciting people.Read More
It's almost Valentine's Day (whether you like it or not). I classify myself as a Valentine's Day Indifferencer but that doesn't mean my lack of feelings for the holiday get's in the way of enjoying pink versions of all my favorite items and V-Day sales. Here are my top picks for Valentine's Day (+my overall feeling about the holiday)Read More
About a week ago someone introduced me to the phrase "cuffing season." (Honestly, I've known of the concept for quite a while, but felt silly like I'd been living under a rock for not knowing the phrase itself, which has been popular enough for years to have plenty of memes and urban dictionary entries.)Read More
Being single is not always as picturesque as a pint and a slice and an enjoyable movie. It's not a constant stream of horrific dates (though I've gone on quite a few of those), nor is it a life of constant partying and sexual adventures (of course that might just my experience). It is, however, a life choice that tends to be undervalued, particularly if you're female and older than, say 25? 27?Read More