Why I’m Deleting My Dating Apps

I was one of those people who swore they’d never sign up for a dating app. To me, they seemed superficial and frankly, gross. Back when dating sites like Match.com were a new thing, many of us probably thought that online crap was for losers. Then, somewhere down the line, we bitterly accepted it, and…

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The saying goes, “Another year older, another year wiser,” and I’ve known this to be true. These past twenty-two years have flown by, but not without valuable lessons in life, love, friendship, etc. Obviously, I’m not perfect and still have so much to learn (like how to have better patience in nearly all aspects of…

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Second Chances and Why You Should Give Them

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” I’ve heard this age-old saying enough times to truly convince myself that giving someone a second chance after they’ve wronged me would make me a fool. Because of this, I am someone who seldom gives second chances. This is not to say I…

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It’s no cliché that college goes by fast, but so does that first post-grad year. As graduation for my alma mater is practically days away, I realize that I will soon have been out of college for an entire year. For me, college was inspiring, challenging, and fulfilling. Maybe you feel the same. I fell in love, met some of my…

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If Wines Were Dateable…

Wine has been romanticized for quite some time, and for good reason. My running joke is that wine makes the perfect partner because it can never break your heart. I’m joking, obviously, but it’s kind of true, right? This then made me wonder if wines were “on the market,” so to speak, which would be comparable to a first love, summer…

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Love lessons are some of life’s best lessons, but with love sometimes comes heartbreak. These are the even tougher lessons to learn. Finding the silver lining in a breakup definitely doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen. You won’t find it in your monthly horoscope or at the bottom of a bottle of Pinot. You probably won’t find it scrolling through Tinder,…

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Heartbreak On Display

A Reflection on the Museum of Broken Relationships When we part ways with someone, we’re left with more than a broken heart. We’re left with objects – his oversized t-shirt we sleep in, her bobby pins we later find in the shower, ticket stubs from movies and athletic events, and photo booth strips from happier times – that…

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Dating & Breakup Wine Pairings

Which wine should you order on a first date? Which wine should you reach for when you’ve been dumped? Obviously there’s no amount of alcohol that can make you forget the asshole who cheated on you or save you from an awkward first date. But, if you’re going to be lying in bed feeling sorry for yourself, you…

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