What I’ve Learned (So Far) On My Great Dating Blitz

As I inch closer to the halfway mark of my Great Dating Blitz across the U.S., I find myself feeling reflective about what I’ve discovered along the way.

Kicking Back: Relaxing and reflecting at my home away from home -- Marriott Hotels & Resorts

First and foremost, I’ve learned that to be single is to be part of a great fraternity and sisterhood. All of the bachelors and bachelorettes I’ve met have been so willing to share their dating stories, and have reminded me that the search for true love — however it might differ city by city — isn’t specific to one zip code.

Speaking of zip codes, I’ve also found that singles outside of New York seem to be much more open about the ups and downs of dating. Over the last three weeks, I’ve had more candid, heartfelt conversations about relationships with bachelors in other cities than I have in years with NYC guys. It’s a refreshing change, one that makes it easier to find out if you’re on the same page romantically speaking.

Finally, I’ve learned that there is great truth to the cliché that amazing connections can and do happen when you least expect them. The caveat to that, of course, is you have to put yourself out there and be willing to get out of your comfort zone. My entire journey has been a powerful reminder that only good things come when you’re willing to take a chance and do something different.

I can’t wait to find out what the next five cities have in store for me. The adventure continues tomorrow in Houston!

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6 Responses to “What I’ve Learned (So Far) On My Great Dating Blitz”

  1. Love in the Dumps

    this is actually encouraging to hear.

  2. Lisbeth

    I hope you have fun in Houston! You should totally cal 104.1 KRBE and talk to Producer Eric of the Roula and Ryan morning show to promote your trip, etc. This is exactly the sort of thing they love to talk about on the radio!

  3. Ray

    Gayle King | Today’s Show: Melissa Braverman
    9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Gayle read about her in the Post last week and said “I want to talk to HER!” And here she is, stopping by in the middle of her “looking for love tour”. Melissa’s scouring the country for the best cities to find men, after deciding New York City was not the best place to find a mate. She’s talking to Gayle about how to find love in 2010.

  4. hEiDi~NYC

    This plucked my heart~string! <:}

  5. Baldheaded Foo

    Any city in Texas will work in most women’s favor. Men literally bend over backwards for women down here.

  6. Melissa

    I have to say I heard great things about Texas men during my visit — and experienced some of that local chivalry more than a few times. :)


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