I’ve been struggling with the idea of launching this column for some time now. When you go from being single and an open book about your dating life to a committed relationship with a private person you become limited in conversations, well in my case blog posts. I’ve debated with the newly committed girlfriend self and the budding journalist/blogger self. With much deliberation, the career-oriented budding journalist/blogger won.
Of course I’ll be keeping in mind his feelings, but I’ve decided to launch a new column on my blog entitled “Confessions of a Dateaholic.” This column will be a reflection, collection and confession of my past rendezvous with interesting, funny, sarcastic and—at times—assholes I’ve dated in the past. Through my thrilling trysts I learned so much about myself, the kind of guy I attract, the reason and the kind of guy I ultimately can see myself settling down with. However, too often I hear women enter the dating realm with high expectations, rather than basking in the ambience and enjoying the here and now. I mean come one ladies dating should be fun not a chore.
In my opinion, dating is an opportunity for you to learn about—drum roll please— you! Recurrently I hear the same conversation, which usually go something like, “I went on a date with such and such he’s so cute I can definitely see myself with him.” Keep in mind this was only date one. Women put too much pressure on themselves and the men courting them.
I hope through my confessions my fellow gals will feel empowered and encouraged to just have fun, enjoy life and live as fearlessly as Rihanna lol.