Know Yourself Fiercely

(Photo Source: For the Love of Frida 2017 Calendar, artist Aunia Kahn) Soon after my divorce, I was fortunate to be able to visit an exhibit about Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist who empowered herself through art and who continues to inspire women today. As I started the 52 First Dates Project, I wanted to […]

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Broken Birds

Years ago, I was outside pulling some weeds in my courtyard when I heard the faint chirping of a bird. My property is surrounded by lush trees, and it’s not unusual to hear a symphony of whippoorwills, bobwhites, and mockingbirds . As I edged closer to my sliding glass door, the chirp got louder. And […]

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Right Guy, Maybe. Bad Timing, Definitely.

According to the algorithms on OK Cupid, Tim and I were a perfect match, 91% to be exact. He sent me a witty message which sparked my interest, so we started texting. Very early on, I was concerned because he told me he was unemployed. That was a huge red flag for me since my […]

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A Vintage Soul

Sifting through dating websites, disenchanted by the generic wet rags on boats and golf courses, I lifelessly, monotonously swiped left until I finally spotted an interesting profile of a man named Sean. Unlike the other men showing off their muscles and their fresh catch of the day, Sean had not even one regular profile picture […]

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No Day But Today

  The time following a divorce can be painful, but it’s ultimately a time to rediscover who you are and enjoy life again. In the time surrounding my divorce, I not only lost my marriage, but I lost two cousins in the span of one month, one to breast cancer, one to a drug overdose.  […]

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Chivalry Lives

In this modern world of dating apps, it’s often hard to imagine meeting men in the real world.  It’s all too easy to get sucked into cyber dating space, swiping the days away, hoping a decent guy will swipe back. As part of the 52 First Dates Project, I decided to solicit the idea to […]

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Lingering Temptation

It all started with this puzzling text exchange with a secret admirer (SA): SA: Hey, gorgeous. How are you today? Me: Who is this? Sorry, I didn’t save your name. SA: We did exchange numbers a long time ago. If you didn’t save, I understand. We can leave it as a secret admirer. Me: When did we […]

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