My best friend informed me that, in looking at my posts and my statuses, I make dating too hard.  She cannot believe I track things like what number the dates are.  And above all, if it doesn’t work out, then he’s not the guy for me.  I need to stop overthinking.  I need to go [...]


Here’s the thing about me and dating - I consider myself to be fairly awkward. I feel like I’m constantly tripping over things, whether my own feet or my tongue. I also try to do things “right” or the “normal” way — even though I fully realize those are constructs and there is no such [...]


When I re-read what I wrote the morning after, I was filled with regret. And I told him as much.  He said I shouldn’t regret it and that he appreciated my candor. He explained that he is just really awkward around women and he is still unsure as to whether or not he wants a [...]

Living My Truth

I got home from my third “date” with him tonight. I have date in quotes because it involved us meeting at Panera Bread, grading our respective work, and then going to a bar to watch the end of the Indians game. I am starting to feel like this is lopsided. I’ve made the suggestions for [...]

Change in Programming

I put a bunch of my posts under password protection. I did it for a few reasons. First, I am residually bothered that “Steve” found my website. I don’t know if he is still reading. That would be fucked up. Second, I’m surprised that I get traffic to my website from Google. I think some [...]

Point of the Cedar

I went on my second date with him. It took place at Cedar Point. I had never been to Cedar Point before, let alone during Halloweekends. I met him at his place. He has a nice one-bedroom apartment in a quite nice complex. Definitely schnazzier digs than I lived in during my apartment tenure. He [...]

Thrills and Chills

Our second date is planned for this weekend at Cedar Point. I've never been before, so this will be great. Here's the thing, though: I like roller coasters, but I am a giant dork when riding scary ones for the first time. I have been known to lift my shirt collar up over my eyes, [...]

Good Egg

This guy is a good egg, y'all. Despite the preemption of our date by football, he didn't ignore me all day. He communicates! I don't really understand the allure of drinking beer starting at 7:30 in the morning, but I'm sure I do crazy shit at an early hour others would find unappealing. He let [...]


As a follow up to my forecast post, I would like to proclaim that I am as accurate as a meteorologist. That is, I am not. I do not have a date this weekend. The date was preempted by Ohio State football. But let's back up. I mentioned to Same Dude Different Day that this [...]


I am not a very optimistic person. I'm not an Eeyore, but I have a hard time looking at the bright side. I told my therapist the other day that everything was going so well that I'm just waiting for a shoe to drop. She told me that I need to anticipate success rather than [...]