And now for the part you guys have been waiting for…I mean, my blog is kinda called The Broccoli of DATING! It’s about time I actually dedicated some posts to my current dating life right?
Welp, lucky for you, I’ve decided to prioritize dating in this season of my life. If you read How I Survived A Year Without Dating, you know that I fasted from dating for the first quarter of this year. And I’m so glad I did that, it gave me an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on ways I’ve approached dating relationships in the past. From that I was able to determine, what makes sense versus what’s just plain ole cray.
Needless to say, I’m refreshed and ready for this adventure.
I did something last week that I SWORE I would NEVER do. Try to guess…
Ok ok I’ll tell you. I joined the online dating community. This is totally something I’ve frowned upon in the past. I’ve called it everything from unnatural to desperate. Ha, joke’s on me! Now I’m just like, “Why not?” It will be (and already has been) a source of entertainment if nothing else (lol). The pictures people choose to use for their profiles are HILARIOUS! This one guy “liked” me recently, and I almost fell out when I went to his profile. His posted age was 39. Meanwhile, he wasn’t 39 when he took those pictures in 1976. Like, sir who are you foolin?
Real quick, I’m still trying to get the feel for online dating etiquette. If you guys can help me with some of this, I’ll love you for it.
- What the heck are you supposed to do when someone winks, smiles, or blows a kiss? (THE weirdest thing to me)
- When you “match” or make a “connection” with someone, who’s supposed to initiate contact?
- If I initiate contact, what do I say? Like what are the communication faux pas?
Anyway, so yeah, I am actually committing myself to prioritizing my romantic life. Does that sound crazy? It feels crazy to say it, but I think it’s important for me to dedicate time, as well as mental and emotional space to this. In the past, I’ve more or less approached dating haphazardly. There was one season where I was intentional, and I must say, I had a blast and met some great people in the process. This is obviously one of the things from my reflections I realized I needed continue to do.
I’m not as nervous as I thought I would be in terms of opening my dating life up to you guys. I’m typically so private, I even keep things from myself (lol). I think though, this will force me to go about things altogether differently.
Soooo, here goes…y’all ready?