• Generation “overshare”

    Social media – I can’t stand it and I almost can’t live without it. It’s tied to everything now and it’s HUGE source for news for people. In a survey conducted in 2016, approximately 50% of 18-49 year-olds get their news online. Now, a lot of times it’s not the most credible news, but the majority of the breaking news will hit there first. At least people are being kept up to date with breaking news (even if it is just headlines). But beyond that, social media has really become a source of sharing your life and sometimes…oversharing. In a recent dinner conversation I was having with a friend, we…

  • Single in Music City: Meet Mr. Doesn’t have a clue or a job

    I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to start sharing some of my dating stories with you, so here goes the first one! I was matched up with a guy recently who actually took the initiative and messaged me first. He seemed okay at first, the conversation flowed well, no red flags. We chatted for about a week, I think, and exchanged phone numbers in the meantime. He asked me to dinner pretty early on, which is always a good sign. If they don’t do that soon, I start to think they aren’t real and that I need to send Nev and Max an email. This guy…

  • Favorite song Friday: Castaway

    I used to laugh at people that said they had celebrity crushes. But it’s real. I have a crush on this guy! And his voice…gah. Castaway.

  • Top 10 things guys do that make me swipe left

    When you are participating in online dating, especially those with any of the “swiping” apps, a first impression is CRUCIAL. For me, you have about 2.3 seconds to convince me to read your profile and look at other photos. IF I do proceed with checking you out, there are a few things that can immediately turn me off. I swipe left if: You are not smiling. I’m not the biggest fan of my smile, but I still do it! If you aren’t smiling in ONE photo, that makes me think you need to get an attitude adjustment and I’m not up for the job! You’re flipping off the camera. C’mon,…

  • Single in Music City: Adventures in dating

    Prior to moving to Nashville, I was single for four years. As in, I went FOUR years without going on a date. Mostly because I’m so tired of it. But also, the pool of available men where I lived was like a puddle in July. If anyone could bring art to life via the gif below, it’s me: The entire concept is so annoying. But, in order to meet someone, it’s a necessary evil. I thought when I moved to a city with approximately 1.6 million people, dating would be…easier? Strike that…meeting men would be easier – is the better way to phrase that. I joined a gym. No one…