Dating and Relationships

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Rejection

About a month ago I met a handsome young man for a drink on a Wednesday afternoon. I don’t date 20 somethings but this gentleman I made an exception for. He was military and had a lot of life experience I couldn’t compete with. He was sexually open and our ...

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Styles of Ethical Non-Monogamy

“Yep’ I’m still Hangin’ Around.” This was a message I received on OK Cupid this morning.  I responded, “And I’m still not buying what you’re selling. :)” This cutie proposed a situation a while back that wasn’t to my liking.  He asked if I would consider joining what I will call ...

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Labels and Dating, Do We Need Them?

Journaling this morning I came to this conclusion and I think it holds across the board with all the people who I share my life with:  I don’t want to label us.  I don’t want to limit what we have.  I don’t want to steer it.  I just want to ...

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When Being Primarily Single Isn’t So Fun

**Update added to the end of original post** The tears, they just don’t want to stop tonight.  My emotions are sitting just under the surface of my eye lids it seems.  I blink and a few tears roll down my cheeks.  I am delicate tonight.  The memories of friends, the ...

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Vulnerability for the Win

Question #17:  What is your most treasured memory? I knew I would cry.  He knew I would cry.  It had been a week.  I could practice my answer all I wanted and I couldn’t take the emotion out of it.  “At the end of my son’s 5th birthday party, I ...

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Can 36 Questions Help you Fall in Love?

I don’t know the answer to that question, and honestly, I’m not looking to fall in love.  I think it actually scares me to think about.  I don’t know if I know what it feels like to even be afraid of it.  But I do know that I am afraid ...

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Are we Dating or Fun-Friends?

When I was in second grade, a boy passed me a folded up piece of paper.  It read, “Will you go with me?”  There was an option to circle yes or no.  He also sent that same note to two of my friends.  We all said yes.  Nobody thought anything ...

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Well Hello There, Attraction. Welcome Back.

Attraction.  I just wrote about it over the weekend.  And then there it was again, back to say hello, to remind me that it isn’t so hard.  Reassuring me that I do indeed know it when I feel it.  I sat a safe distance from him.  We broke into story ...

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Chemistry, it was Easier in High School

I was an A student.  I didn’t study too hard in high school.  I didn’t graduate top of my class but I was in the top 10% if I remember correctly.  High school came very easy to me, including Chemistry. Enter dating.  I haven’t dated since I was 17.  Thankfully, ...

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