Thursday, September 28, 2017

Love is Blind

Please watch the following video and start it at 4:51.

This is also an invitation to watch LDS General Conference this weekend. Check it out at

Monday, July 3, 2017

I Have to Wash My Hair

Here are a few stand-out excuses guys have used as to why they can't go on dates with me. 

* He had to go to his friend's mom's funeral earlier that day so he couldn't make it.
* He had an ultimate frisbee game he wanted to play in.
* He had to watch his sister's dog.
* He had to do his laundry
* He forgot
* He got caught up with a movie he was watching

There are more, but I feel like this is a good sampling of the types of witty excuses even guys come up with when rejecting dates. 

Clear as Mud

I just got back from a date. We met, surprise, online. Expectations are always cloudy on dates, especially when you've never met. So here's how this date went.

I knew we had tentatively planned on meeting for lunch today. I kept checking back to see if he'd said anything about time or place but he never confirmed. Around lunch time he messaged me asking me if I wanted to go to lunch. I agreed, he offered some options of places to eat and times to meet. We set a time and place and met up. The place we ate is similar to Subway but serves pizza. You go down the line to progressively dress up your pizza. He told me I could go first, but that also meant I got to the end of the line first. When the guy at the cash register asked if I was paying for just the one pizza I had no idea what to respond. I simply said, "I don't know. [Date], are we paying together or separate?" He muttered about doing whatever for a few seconds, so I made the decision for him and said he could buy my pizza for me. I'm nice like that. :) I'm happy to go dutch if it's clarified beforehand but please clarify those expectations before it's time to pay!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike


I started a new job a few months ago and my coworker has some amazing dating stories! Here's one of my favorites.

This date was a set-up. They had spoken briefly to decide when and where to meet for the date, but didn't know much about each other. My friend arrived at the restaurant and the boy says irritably, "Well finally! I've been waiting forever!" Right off the bat, she knew it was going to be a date to write home about. They got their food, ate, and decided it would be best to end the date there. He had proceeded to be a ray of sunshine throughout the whole date. She was excited to never see him again. When she got up to leave he told her he'd ridden his bike there and was wondering if she'd be willing to put his bike in her car and give him a ride home. His request was declined.

‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

Several years ago I went out with a boy who was sort of in my group of friends. I'd gotten to know him decently well over the last several months and knew he was a nice guy but that I probably wasn't interested. He asked me out and we ended up going to Chipotle then on to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. There were a few things that stood out to me on this date and I'd like to present them in list form:
* He was the worst driver I've ever had the pleasure to ride with.
* He spent a good 15-20 minutes telling me about the various types and styles of shoes he has. I believe he said he has over 200 pairs of shoes.
* I realized I'm really not into a man who has that many pairs of shoes.
* The tulips were lovely.

Short, Sweet, and to the Point

One of the recent dates I went on paid for our Jamba Juice with a gift card (I'm so glad he didn't invest too much on the date) then left 20 minutes into the date. I guess when you know, you know!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

What's In Your Wallet?

I once went out to dinner with a man who somehow brought up his credit score. He never told me what it was, nor did I reveal mine to him. However, he proceeded to lecture me for a substantial amount of time about how my credit was subpar and to took it upon himself to advise me as to how to increase my credit score. He was an authority on the matter because, well, he had great credit! His credit was so good that someone once commented on it to him and he became a self-proclaimed credit guru. I was sure glad I could have a date where my finances were the main topic of conversation!