Hi. I’m Liz. I’m 34 and have never been in a serious relationship.
Sounds like my introduction to an AA meeting, right? Unfortunately the above statement is true and I call it my own Dating Anonymous.
I have dated a few men but never had the urge to “settle down” and get married until recently because let’s face it, my eggs are near death at this point. Back in July I really started the great search via online dating. I had gone on some dates with the very quiet guy, the shut up you’re saying too much guy, and I thought you were the one but you turned out to be a dud guy.
I honestly have no idea what I’m doing!
Luckily, I came across this article today (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jennie-garth-on-dating-after-peter-facinelli-divorce-its-a-weird-type-of-torture-20132110) that reminded me that I’m not the only one who is having a hard time dating. It is definitely a learn as you go type of deal! For example, don’t give out the URL to your blog because then you can’t really say what you want without hurting someone’s feelings, don’t jump to conclusions on a first date thinking you’ll marry this guy and definitely don’t read into everything.
As you’re dating make sure to stop the smell the roses!
Dating can be a real wake up call. You realize things you may not like about yourself and a lot of things you don’t like in others. Be sure to enjoy yourself without wanting to know what’s next like me because I over analyze. These moments are learning experience and you discover what you like and don’t like in a partner. And then one beautiful sunny day Prince Charming will sweep you off your feet and you’ll live happily ever after. Right? Right!?
Some day….but until then, it’s important to continue your own life. Don’t get down on yourself and start eating Ben and Jerry’s (ok, I’m guilty of both). Continue to better yourself so that when Mr. Right comes along you are ready to share all the awesomeness that is YOU!