Christmas Movie Characters Sum Up My 12 Dates in 2016

I talk to dozens and dozens of dudes every year, so whenever someone asks me why I’m still single, I take this time to sum up all of my dating adventures over the last 365 days. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun! This year, I saw my friend’s blog... Read more »

Facebook Is Your Dating Resume

Facebook is my scrapbook so I document the interesting things in my life, and by interesting, I mean interesting to me. Although I got quite a few likes when my cousin turned me from a brunette to a bronde a few weeks ago. But Facebook is also your dating resume, especially if you don’t lock... Read more »

Don't Feel Sorry For Me Or the Cubs Because We Don't Have Rings, Yet

As the holidays are approaching, I’ve been thinking about one of my favorite posts that I’ve written since I started blogging three years ago. What makes it so special is that it was a collaboration with three of my single friends. It was an open holiday letter to single ladies that was meant to inspire women... Read more »

Just Another Tinder Tuesday: Meeting Up With Out-of-Towners

“Hi there” That’s all this guy wrote when we matched on Tinder on Monday night, but it’s better than the guys who just sit in your queue and wait for you. It doesn’t give me much to go on, but I’m used to getting conversations started out of nothing as many say that I could “talk... Read more »

Don't Be Afraid of Who You Might Find on Tinder

Last week I had my all-time fastest Tinder relationship. From the time we matched on Tinder to the time I unmatched him after our date, the total time was 4.5 hours. I didn’t do my normal vetting process because he was already out at the bar with the Cubs’ game on, and he seemed harmless... Read more »

Speeding Up The Tinder Process Might Not Kill You

What? There are weird guys on Tinder? People ask me how I’ve managed to avoid meeting up with a bunch of weird guys on Tinder and it’s all about weeding them out when you’re messaging. You don’t have to spend weeks doing this if you ask questions that reveal if they are awkward, inappropriate, forward, sleezy,... Read more »

Chicago Bears Games Are Like Tinder Except Everyone's Wearing a Jersey

An NFL Sunday is like Tinder in real life. So many dudes passing by that you only have a split second to decide whether or not you want to accept their high five. Fall Sundays are not a day of rest in the dating world because this mass marketing opportunity means you have to talk... Read more »

Guys Don't Actually Care What You Say To Get A Date

I’m a writer. Obviously. Texting is my jam. I try to be interesting, funny and engaging with every text. I don’t spend a ton of time on what I write, although I do proofread them before I hit send, but it’s fair to say that when I’m trying to get a guy’s attention, the text... Read more »

Be Direct To Direct Your Way To Another Date

I know people think I live in a happy dating bubble. That even when something crappy happens on a date, like the guy who ordered his food before I got to our lunch date, I find something positive about the experience. Over the last few weeks, several friends drew me into their dating bubbles, and... Read more »

If Age Is A Deal Breaker, Maybe I Can Meet Someone At The Max

Age can be a deal breaker for me, especially when the guy is younger than me. Not because I’m like, ya know, supes mature, but because the conversation doesn’t really click. Things we like to do or talk about sync with our age, which really became apparent over the last few years when all of... Read more »