May 26th, 2014 — 7:19pm
As I mentioned in my last entry, I’m thoroughly enjoying the feeling of renewal that comes with a new season. Spring is a wonderful time to make a fresh start – and that’s what I’m doing on several fronts.
I recently went on two dates with guys I connected with on HowAboutWe.com. Much like most of the bachelors I’ve met through the site, both were personable, fun and engaged in taking advantage of what this great city has to offer. That makes sense given HowAboutWe’s premise: posting date activities and meeting likeminded people with similar interests.
Still, much as I have enjoyed the men I’ve met on HowAboutWe, I am also ready for a new online dating venue. Dating websites have inevitably become the virtual equivalent of the bar scene. So, after a while (in this case almost a year) of frequenting one, you can’t help wanting to try something else.
I recently stumbled upon a commercial for – no joke – FarmersOnly.com, a website targeting the agriculturally inclined. I’m not in their target demographic, of course, but it is equal parts fascinating and disturbing how niche-oriented the online dating world has become. Call me cynical, but I think this checklist approach to finding love is only making singles more disconnected.
If it sounds like I’m a little weary of the process, not to mention ruminating about it, well, I am. Which is why I’m in the midst of another spring makeover project: revamping my little corner of the blogosphere.
Next month, I will unveil a brand new online direction for this single gal in the city. I will be celebrating this milestone with a series of great giveaways. Looking forward to having you along for the ride, more details to come soon!
| new beginnings, online dating
April 21st, 2013 — 9:33pm
When it comes to spring, this year’s arrival of it has felt long overdue. Between a winter stubbornly refusing to go away and the many delays accompanying my home renovation, I have been yearning for a change of season.
This week, I have finally been feeling spring’s rejuvenating presence – and not just because of the slowly climbing temperatures.
On the job front, I received some very exciting news a few days ago. The details are still being worked out but what I can say right now is I’m about to have twice as many reasons to love going to work every day. At eight months into my journey with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, I remain very much in the honeymoon period. After so many years of being a career nomad, I finally feel like I’ve found my professional home. It is a blessing I am thankful for every day.
On the personal front, I’m sprucing up more than just my abode. I’m taking better care of myself thanks to Weight Watchers, and I’m broadening my social horizons through a new book club (thank you, Meetup.com) that I’m excited to join.
Amidst all of these developments, it is my love life that has offered up the most unexpected, completely out of left field surprise. I recently reconnected in a big way with an old flame for the first time in years.
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s the wisdom of not revealing too much here in my little corner of the blogosphere. So I won’t say anything other than that this guy is a wonderful example of life’s more welcome twists and turns.
As I savor each of these new beginnings, I am also thinking about the tragedy of what took place in Boston this week. For me, it was a sobering reminder that every day we’re here and the people we love are healthy, there’s reason to celebrate.
Wishing the comforts of this season to every Bostonian, and to all of you who take the time to stop by here.
| Boston, new beginnings