The Search Continues…

Or maybe it begins again…

While I have been on Tinder for a while, or, more accurately, back on Tinder, I’ve given up on it and gone completely over to Bumble. The conversations are better, the men are more respectful (and more attractive), and because I have to make the first move, I get to set the pace and topic of the conversation. That’s been nice.

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Weekend Coffee Share: Bumble is Better

This weekend, if we were  chit chatting over coffee, Mine would be in the form of an iced beverage. I’m thinking about heading to Starbucks to get my favorite Chai frappuccino (made with soy milk, add vanilla bean, and yes to the whip cream). I was pretty good this week, and I feel like I deserve a little treat.

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Not as Planned…

This school year has been more involved than I expected. The result has been that I’ve not been writing. At all. Not on here, not for NaNoWriMo, not even in my new notebook I bought just for writing poetry and things…

Instead, it’s been all lesson plans and grading papers, and making copies, and supporting my kiddos at their games and things.

And occasionally a date here or there.

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Just checking in…

So you just missed #JustAddTea. It was a good one.

I know I’m doing this a little backwards, but I didn’t have time to post before. I didn’t leave the school until 7:45… Only giving me 15 minutes to race to my diner for #JustAddTea on Twitter tonight.

I guess it’s safe to say I’m not quite back on schedule yet.

I want to thank some of my fellow #Iggles for joining me as we discussed Beauty and a mini side discussion on Disney princesses…. which led to me deciding that next week our #JustAddTea will be ALL about Disney stuff. An all things Disney #Just AddTea.  Continue reading

The Tinder Let Down

My Tinder experiences have been primarily good; you might have noticed, if you read my post about achieving the goals I’d set last New Year. The men who’ve made it to the stage of actually meeting me have all been super complimentary, more than one using the word “stunning” to describe me, and several of them being that kind of touchy-feely affectionate that I really crave. Suffice it to say, I have had considerably better luck than I ever expected.

That’s not to say there haven’t been a few duds.

And a few setbacks…

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The Tinder Journey Continues

So I gave Mr. Nice Guy one final shot. Or rather I made one last pathetic attempt to contact him before I promptly moved on. No response. I didn’t expect one, but it would have been nice. Like I said, he said all the right things, and made me feel pretty in a way I hadn’t felt before. But something my mother said, and the Boy, too, though I hate to give him any credit for it, and a few other people I’ve met since I’ve moved into my new living situation, made me realize that I didn’t need to beg Mr. Nice Guy for attention.

While I know that guys pretty much swipe right for every girl that they see on Tinder, I also know that even though they swipe right, they don’t always talk to a girl. And I’ve had pretty good luck with guys actually talking to me and trying to ask me out on Tinder.

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Textiquette: there should be a class or something.

In case there was ever any doubt, we are officially in the digital age. People are so connected to their digital devices that we might as well become cyborgs and just get them implanted directly into our brains! Unfortunately, though, I think that Einstein may have been correct about our technology surpassing our humanity, and now we are an age of people who do not understand how to interact with each other. We use texting, email, Facebook chat, Twitter, Instagram, etc., etc., etc. to communicate at each other as opposed to with each other. And the rules of grammar and social etiquette are just gone!

rulesThere need to be rules, people!

And apparently there are. While I wish I could take credit for the word “textiquette,” I found that, sadly, it’s a pretty popular word… even if people don’t seem to know the rules it implies. A Google search for the word came up with around 5,900 results in about 30 seconds.

So, apparently I’m not the only one who’s become frustrated with rude and inconsiderate texters*.

* I should make a note here to explain that the incident that originally inspired this post was based on a misunderstanding and I’m no longer upset about it, but thank you (and you know who you are) for the inspiration!

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Texting has become such an important part of communication that some people, myself included, are leery of talking on the phone until they are really comfortable with a person. This leads to a variety of interesting dilemmas, such as problems between friends or hurt feelings between lovers. In honor of my Summer Dating investigation, I thought I’d talk about the different types of texters, the communication problems that can arise when different types of texters clash, and how to work around these problems.

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The way I see it, there are about 6 main types of texters. Each comes with their own set of benefits and faults, and sometimes different combinations just do not mesh (Think explosions in the digital world!). Here are the biggest offenders that I’ve seen:

 

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