On a first date, I went to a folk concert an hour drive from my house—and we were accompanied by a married couple, an engaged couple, and a Tinder couple. As that’s not bad enough, it gets worse.
He was cute and charming and I was flattered by the attention he was giving me. And so even though the first text he sent me that day after getting my number was cringe-worthy—“Hey ur pretty sexy”—I responded saying it was fun meeting him.
John looked very nice on paper. Three years older than me, brown hair, green eyes, played soccer, great job, Barbour jacket, nice upbringing, a classy needlepoint belt, blah blah blah blah. I can’t say I was expecting blood and cocaine to be part of the first date, yet here we are.
As a teaser for an upcoming blog post from Mary Carmichael, we joined forces with Sareytales, an artist who creates original designs and illustrations inspired by REAL texts from online dating experiences.
To the girl not getting her hopes up, the guy avoiding his dating apps to not give girls the wrong idea, and everyone in between… I’m with you.
Last night I watched You’ve Got Mail for the 14th time this year and found a trend in my dating habits. My dating life has consisted of the following: a couple meet-cutes, way too many DFMOs, and a handful of serious relationships.
When guys’ dating profiles outline what kind of girl they’re looking for.