John Hughes isn’t Here

Dating Woes and Ego Blows

We’re well into Ghost Month! Writers from different corners of the world are sharing their own experiences, and you can, too. Want to see your own work featured on this blog? Submit here.

Today we’re changing things up a little, but don’t worry, the submitters and I still have plenty of cringe-worthy tales in store for you. While you wait for the next of those to cycle through the editorial process, I’ve got something a little different for you.

In the past, I’ve only ever shared personal experiences on this blog. Those are great, but they’re not the only way to get a point across. So today, instead of posting some sordid dating story, I’m sharing something a little more general.

During my twenty-one years on this Earth, I’ve gained a considerable amount of wisdom by making a considerable amount of mistakes. I learned the hard way that…

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Third Time’s the Charm

Dating Woes and Ego Blows

Still enjoying Ghost Month? I hope so, because we’re just getting started…

Women from all walks of life are sharing their stories, and that is absolutely fantastic. Thank you. Keep those submissions coming.

A few guest posts are still in the editing process, so while you wait for those I’ll regale you with the third and final installment of my Pathetic Bumble Saga™.

If you haven’t had the chance to read Parts I and II, here’s a brief recap:

Part I

  • I was nervous about a surgery so I downloaded Bumble to distract myself.
  • I matched and talked with a sweet guy.
  • We made plans to get drinks.
  • He cancelled on me and never spoke to me again.
  • I spent the rest of the week frustratedly icing my face.

Part II

  • I deleted and promptly redownloaded Bumble.
  • I matched with one of the most handsome men I have ever…

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From the Other Side of the Grave

It’s Day Two of Project LoveFest!! And there are tons of awesome stories on Dating Woes and Ego Blows, come check them out with me!

Dating Woes and Ego Blows

Happy Ghost Month!

Today the award-winning poet and blogger behind Debatably Datable offers a different perspective on the hazards of ghosting:

There are plenty of stories I could tell about being ghosted for Ghost Month, but I’m going to tell you the story of when I was Casper. I have only ever ghosted before the first meeting, when all other hints of disinterest have been ignored. If we have gone on one date, then I will give you the courtesy of telling you that I am not interested and perhaps a polite reason why we won’t work so you aren’t left to wonder what went wrong nor lose faith in dating. I value honesty and have experienced the pains of being ghosted, but there are certain situations when saying “No” falls on deaf ears.


One of the main reasons I have used ghosting as a tactic is because…

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My Biggest Pet Peeve

As a modern woman also planning a non-traditional future this pet peeve drives me mad too! Emily explains it well, take a look!

Tea Addicts Anonymous

Throughout my 19 trips around the sun, the question of pet peeves has come up in countless icebreakers and get-to-know-you games.  Up until recently, I have not been able to name my biggest one.  Of course little things bothered me, such as people leaving my door open after leaving my room or two different songs playing at once, but it was not until I had a boyfriend that something really earned the title of My Biggest Pet Peeve.

No, no.  It is not something that my boyfriend does; it is actually quite the opposite.

As a college student/young adult, every single “full-fledged” adult wants to know what is next for my future.  What boring professional career am I going to go into?  I am smart.  Will I being going to medical school or law school? Surely I will be going into business since that’s a promising field.

My response is…

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Kicking Off Our Relationship With Fighting Homeless Men

Tea Addicts Anonymous

My boyfriend is an awkward guy.  We sat next to each other in at least 8 classes over the course of 2 years before he would say more than a word to me when I tried to start conversations with him.  By 8 classes, I do not mean 8 occasions.  I mean 8 multiplied by 180 days of school, give or take a few days.

I am a talkative girl and he claims that he thought I was weird or intimidating or something.  It wasn’t until we had made some mutual friends and had done some school projects together until he actually started to talk to me.  One of his good friends constantly pushed him to ask me out but he had just gotten out of a relationship and had no interest in talking to me and why in the world would I want to go out with this guy…

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10 Fun And Inexpensive Date Ideas

It’s the First Day of Project LoveFest and it’s dedicated to Emily at TeaAddictsAnonymous!! Come read her article on fun date ideas! I’ll be rebloging more of her articles as the day goes on so don’t miss out!

Tea Addicts Anonymous

Going on dates is a pretty vital part of a relationship.  Whether it is starting off a relationship on a blind date or dating your husband or wife of 25 years, dates are important to get to know somebody and keep up a healthy relationship.  It is a time to go out (or stay in, for that matter), not worry about the little issues of life, and just enjoy the presence of your partner.

Some pretty standard dates are dinner, coffee (or tea), and movie dates.  In my relationship, we have resolved to keep things fun with other types of dates.  We typically pair a fun activity with lunch or dinner (or sometimes breakfast if I am lucky, since he is not a breakfast person).  As college students, we are on pretty tight budgets, so we try to keep our dates relatively inexpensive.

Here is a list of fun and…

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Let’s Showcase Your Blog!

Hey fellow bloggers!

I’m interested in reblogging any articles from any blogs that write about dating, poetry, or just some good old fashion life advice!

So feel free to tag me on one of your articles, comment here. or go to my contact page so I know which post you want reblogged! Make sure to mention the phrase “Project LoveFest” !

I’ll be doing this all the way to the New Year !!

Edit 10/16: As of now every Wednesday will be a day dedicated to each blogger who has written in to me via comment or email and it’s in order of first come first serve. If more bloggers contact me then Fridays might also become a dedication day. Thanks everyone for making Project LoveFest a success, spread the love! ❤