Posts in category "Boyfriends"

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs
It’s good to be optimistic, some would say. You know, for reasons of positive energy, glass half full, that kind of stuff. Generally speaking, I agree… However, I’d argue that too much of it can be a dangerous situation in relationships. At least, I would say I have “suffered from” too much optimism when it... Read more »

Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.

Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.
So not to sound like a goody-goody, but I really, really hate telling lies. It’s not to say I haven’t told one. I just really hate them. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s the Catholic guilt, or growing up with loving but strict grandparents… But something about being caught has scared me into... Read more »

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)
So I took a little vacation lately from my story-telling life. Something happens when you get out of the 20s, work intensely in your day job and… This may be a good time to let you into a little tidbit that I’ve been trying to keep fairly quiet for quite some time now. Not hiding it,... Read more »
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Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day

Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day
I was 13 when I had my first “real” Valentine. He was 14, my friend’s older brother and a freshman in high school. And, although we’d only met once, as it goes, we were smitten with each other. So, by the end of the call, we’d decided we’d be each other’s Valentines, even though it... Read more »

Why Polar Opposites Can Attract In Dating

Why Polar Opposites Can Attract In Dating
The last few months have been a whirlwind with writing, my offline work and even the couple thing, which I casually mentioned after an annoying incident with an even more annoying waitress… But I digress. Anyway, in the last few months, I’ve been learning the ins and outs of the whole “couple” thing and specifically... Read more »

Lessons From An Inappropriate Flirt

Lessons From An Inappropriate Flirt
Because my 20s have been sprinkled with a fair share of casual dating, I haven’t really been confronted by any situations in which I’ve noticed a woman deliberately flirt with a guy I’m seriously with. The way I saw it, in those cases when I didn’t expect to be with someone long, I tried not... Read more »
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Being Dumped Is An Attractive Quality (So It Seems...)

The last few years have been quite a colorful journey in the world of dating and romance: I’ve met and fallen a few times, in most cases when I’ve least expected it. And, while the past has bubbled up from time to time, it’s ultimately stayed where it belongs — in the past — as... Read more »

In Dating, Always Ask And Never Settle

So, I’m going to share a (little) secret: Up until a couple of days ago, I’d been seeing someone. Someone that I was really excited about and that I thought had potential — which is why I kept mum on the situation, so that I could get a better handle on it. However, now that... Read more »

How You Flirt Tied To Relationship Success? Apparently!

Have you ever thought about HOW you flirt? Sure, trying to get someone’s attention is one, natural thing to do… But actually doing it? That is, the matter and style in which you do it? That’s another one, entirely. Ladies & Gents, take note: how you flirt makes a heck of a difference as to... Read more »
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In Dating, Credentials Shouldn't Overshadow the Red Flags

When I first moved to Chicago and started dating as a “grown up,” I was admittedly looking for a “total package” guy. And yes, I’ll admit included what I thought were desirable traits would largely be ones that look good on paper and were based on what many people can find on a resume: schools,... Read more »