Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I hate dating, but I love Taylor Swift

If you're new around here or don't know me all that well, let me just spell out my relationship history in two words --- serially single.

I have spent years (more than a decade, really) attempting to date and meet someone.

I have tried nearly every dating site out there as well as speed dating and general networking.  I've met a few people along the way, but none of them panned out beyond a few dates.

I've had friends offer to set me up, and even though I agreed, the other parties never did.

Nothing came out of any of this except a lot of frustration, wasted money, and a fair amount of self-doubt.  I don't need any of that.

I am finally fed up.

I am retired from dating. 

I haven't decided what all that entails.  I just know I'm done putting myself out there. I'm done trying to find a meaningful relationship.

I'm just going to live my life and spend my time on the things and people I love.

This is not to say I don't reserve the right to change my mind.  But it's probably going to take someone really amazing to make me pull a Brett Favre or Ryne Sandberg move.  (In case you're not a sports fan, they both came out of retirement.)


Also, I'm joining Helene's link-up this week ...

Helene in Between Song of the Week Wednesday

.... and sharing my FAVORITE song off Taylor Swift's new album. I cannot stop listening to it.  And this video is crazy awesome (emphasis on the crazy, but also on the awesome).


  1. I got to this same point about a year ago. Gotta do what makes you happy!

  2. i think you gotta do what you gotta do. and love that song/ video.

  3. The right person will come...

  4. Hi! Just stopping by from Helene's linkup. I'm a firm believer in "the right person usually comes along when you aren't looking." More organic that way, I guess. And as for T. Swift... everybody has been raving about this album recently so maybe I'll have to check it out??


  5. I am with you 100% on being retired from dating. OVER IT.

  6. I had to get to that point too. Eventually I dipped my toe back into the dating scene for about five minutes and met someone. It's weird how life works out. The important thing is that you have to do what feels right for you.

  7. So glad you clarified that a "Brett Favre move" is coming out of retirement, not texting naked photos ;)


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