Filed under Lessons Learned


It is pretty hard to write a dating blog when you are no longer “dating.” But I’ve enjoyed writing it, and if y’all still want to read it, I’ll figure something out. You guys know I am full of opinions! Maybe Mr. June won’t mind if I start seeing other people again? Kidding, kidding. What … Continue reading

Single Girls and the Second Shift

For much of my adult life, I’ve worked a second job of some sort. Scratch that-I’ve basically been juggling multiple jobs since I was a teen. I worked at the local themepark, but also babysat and housecleaned “on the side.” During college, I did the same-had a “real” job at a doctor’s office plus babysat … Continue reading


When you ask successful couples, therapists, ministers, Cosmo and other relationship experts about what it takes to make your relationship last you will hear typical answers like honesty, communication, and trust. Maybe you’ll hear advice like, “Don’t go to bed angry,” or “Pick your battles,” and “Learn to compromise.” These are all good, if somewhat … Continue reading

Mr. Vanishing

“Feeling rejected by another’s avoidance is inevitable but it is important to remember that a grown man (or woman) should know better than to partake in the silent treatment. Treating another person with a complete lack of respect signifies a major character flaw and that may have to be the greatest form of closure that … Continue reading

The Beginning of the End?

No, I’m not talking about me and Mr. June, sillies. We’re fine. As I mentioned recently, there’s been a bit of a commotion in the media the past few weeks about online dating and modern relationships-and I think the Manti Te’o story only helped to increase the interest in “online” relationships. I’ve also previously shared … Continue reading

Loneliness is a Powerful Affliction

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, more than likely you are aware of the Manti Te’o “catfishing” story that’s made almost every kind of headline imaginable the past couple of weeks. Just in case you crawled out from under that rock to read my blog today, let me recap: star college football player, Heisman … Continue reading


The dating blog-o-verse has been all twitterpated lately because of this story from the Atlantic magazine. All the dating bloggers in my Google Reader seem to be commenting on this article, so why not Miss July? In the article, author Dan Slater suggests that online dating is/will be the downfall of marriage, commitment, and monogamy … Continue reading

It could happen to you…

Apparently, whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, the result of being dumped(!) over the holidays, or just feeling the positive buzz of the holiday season, more people join an online dating site in January than any other month. Most of the big ones report a 30%-55% increase in membership (with reporting that 55% bump … Continue reading