Things That Happen When You Start Dating Someone You Actually Like

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So, confession. There’s this guy (yeah, I know right?) I started talking to him a few weeks ago and I’m finding that I like him quite a bit. He took me out for dinner two weeks ago, and then again for drinks on Valentine’s Day. On Friday, we watched movies and drank wine at his place, and the next night we cuddled and watched SNL. Last night, we cooked homemade tomato sauce and pasta. He is educated, chivalrous, nice, attractive, nerdy, good at conversation, and currently defying all of my expectations for meeting someone on the Internet. Seriously.

As a result of meeting and starting to get to know him for the past two weeks, here are some recent trends that I’ve noticed in my life:

  1. I’ve stopped logging on to OkCupid, which means I have very little to blog about unless I actually try to think of good topics — which I haven’t been doing
  2. I’ve started paying more attention to my phone and less attention to my blog stats
  3. My cat is grumpier and more senile than ever, probably because I’m never in my apartment anymore
  4. I often find myself with a huge grin on my face at the most random times of the day
  5. Every cute song ever written by anyone suddenly applies to my life

Lessons Learned Today:

  • Dating can be fun, when it’s with someone you can actually tolerate have a ton of things in common with and really enjoy being around
  • My odds for finding something legitimate on an online dating site are currently: 1/11

Valentine’s Day, Schm-alentine’s Day

Since everyone in relationships is either stressing about what to do for their significant other and everyone who’s single is drinking wine out of the bottle and crying about their lack of love life over a heart-shape box of chocolates, I would just like to say one thing: I don’t give a fuck. Really, I don’t. Today is Tuesday, and that doesn’t mean people love you any more or any less than they did on Monday or they will on Wednesday. Being a Valentine’s Day hater produces so much negative energy that it’s simply not worth it. So what if last February 14th you had a wonderful guy who brought you flowers and took you out to dinner and did everything right? I mean, if he was so wonderful, he’d still be around. And if you spend today dwelling on all of your past failed relationships, you’re going to be miserable. There’s no need for that.

Here are some things you should do on Valentine’s Day, regardless of whether you’re attached to someone romantically or not:

  • Call your mom and tell her you love her, like you do every other ordinary day
  • Have a sexy rumpus with someone who smells nice (if you’re attached, buy your person some awesome cologne to ensure this happens)
  • Send a Valentine’s Day card to your BFF
  • Buy a box of conversation hearts and pretend each one is complimenting you as you eat it (or just get a bunch of free ones from the intern who sits in your cube and enjoy them just as much)
  • Go on a second date with someone awesome (yeah, did I forget to mention this is happening?)
  • Dress sexy so even if you don’t feel like you are, other people will notice — and compliment you!

Happy Tuesday, folks!