The last time I officially used the "boyfriend" title, I was in high school. It was my senior year and we were as opposite as opposite gets. But, he asked me out in front of the entire school, performing "If I Ever Fall in Love" with the school's acapella group and like any high school girl, I swooned. After he was done, he'd came down off the stage to tell me how much he was ready to put everything else aside and have us only be with each other. "I want you to be my one and only," he said. Well, at 17... read more »
Just recently, I received a "Save the Date" from my friend Maria. It was one of those mini CD things that when you popped into a computer was a photo montage of her and her fiance all over the world, with Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes," playing in the background. I watched it a few times, smiling, a little nauseous, but also happy for them.
This is one example of the ongoing reality in my life -- more and more of my closest friends are finding long-term mates. For them, their planning now involves anot... read more »
So, my ever rockin' friend and colleague, Laurie, took some advice provided by HurricanesFan into further consideration, sending me the following note just last night:...Hurricanes does make some good points, esp about communication. You miss a lot over the phone. Plus, I feel like you have to be in constant communication in order to maintain trust. Otherwise, your mind starts going to all these crazy places and you constantly question his intentions. His post gave me good insight into what's likely goin... read more »
Imagine meeting a man that's cute, sweet, smart, has his life in order, and just lifts you off your feet from the first meeting. Soon, you're traveling together, spending time with each other's loved ones, and making plans that maybe -- just maybe -- means that you're in it for the long-term. But suddenly, the game changes and the thrilling ride just seems to level out, leaving you to wonder when and why things took such an unexpected turn.
It's that kind of situation that Laurie, a colleague and frie... read more »
I was laying low late last night when one of my best childhood friends, Renee, asked me whether I knew if our mutual friend, Julian, was engaged to be married. I was immediately surprised, and took to hopping on the ever popular Facebook to find out. Immediately, I noticed there were tons of messages on his Wall from his frat brothers extending their well wishes... And then there was no mistaking he'd taken the plunge, which left me dumbfounded.Don't misunderstand -- I'm totally happy for him. How can I ... read more »
I know a couple of very cool females in my life who, for as long as I've known them have always had a man in their lives. And by that I mean a significant other always by their sides. Now, as a person who is not always coupled up, this is a foreign concept.
I mean, seriously -- I'm 27, and still trying out my wings. The simple fact is that I do believe a person should be single for a while ESPECIALLY in their 20s. It's a way to really get into your own skin and play the field. If you find your soul ma... read more »