I'm sitting cross-legged on my therapist's couch 4 months after my husband's announcement that he wants a divorce when my therapist informs me that he thinks I should start dating again.
I had told myself and others that I was going to take time off to concentrate on myself for once. Between a husband and three boys, I didn't know who I was anymore. I just wanted to hang out with my girlfriends, drink martinis like a fish, and let the hair grow long on my legs if I wanted. I had even gone so far as to announce to my friends that I was going to take a full year off from any kind of relationship.
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Things That Make You Go Hmm
I’ve written pretty extensively about the things men say and do to make me head in the opposite direction. In My Daily 5 – My Online Dating Profile Rant, I listed several things that I see repeatedly in online dating profiles, and why you shouldn’t use them.
In Emails, Emails Everywhere and Not a One to Read, I shared some of the criteria I use in my decision-making process when determining whether or not to respond to a man’s email.
But today, I’m afraid we need a whole new category. I am starting a new category called Profile Photo Fail, and I believe we’ve got ourselves a winner. Consider it a depository for bad online dating profile photos.
I hope the guy with the profile isn’t the one under the vase in this photo.
Actually, this photo requires a caption contest. Except a contest needs a prize. What to give away? What to give away? Hmm.
Ok. Until I can think of something better, or come up with a line of MDP merchandise, how about some blogger love. Write your caption in the comments section from now until next Friday, July 27th, and the winner will become blogger or reader of the month. I’ll put a link to your website or blog in my sidebar. Sound good?
Oh, and by the way, the photo just happened as all strange things in online dating do. You know, you’re just cruising along, reading through someone’s profile, when all of a sudden something makes you say, “Oh my god, what the fuck is that?” Except, in this case, for once, it didn’t happen to me. This photo was sent to me by a friend.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with.