There’s not a huge rush to get married — people here are pretty career-driven.I’m a nurse, and I’m happy I focused on my career first — I’m doing what I love in a place that I love — but now I really would love to have a family."I don’t mind a person that gambles, but unless they are a professional player and that’s what they do, you wonder if the person you’re into might be addicted to it.I had to roll my eyes at how seriously he took the ‘lifestyle.'"During dates, it’s weird if they don’t hold the door open for you.I’m a feminist, so when I go on dates, I’ll offer to pay half.If you’re sleeping with someone, it shouldn’t be uncomfortable to have those conversations."I know it’s 'cuffing' season, but recently I’ve gone on several awful dates where the guy was really pushy about continuing to date, even though we didn’t get along.I’m not sure what it is about the cold that makes people so scared to be alone.Most places you meet people around here are pretty centered around alcohol, like country-line dancing places and bars.You have to really get yourself into faith-based groups to find someone.
Boston is a great city, but I can’t help but wonder, is there going to be a guy for me here?
It’s the 21st century; we’ve got central heating, y’all."(2) your friends haven’t already dated them, and (3) if you’re gonna go out on a date, you’re gonna be seen in public with this person, so it’s a little more like, 'Oh, they’re dating already, they’re together.' It’s a good thing because you take it more seriously."If someone takes you on a first date, it’s more that they’re looking to find a companion and less taking you out just for fun.
But there’s not much to do here — the only thing we have is Applebee’s, and the other closest restaurant is a 45-minute drive away — so guys have to be more creative with dates.
Lesson learned: Always drive yourself or Uber on a first date."The worst [date I’ve been on] was online.
In his profile, he was really put together, but I show up and he looked completely different than his photos. We barely spoke — there’s no way he had a good time. He left me this three-minute voicemail explaining all the ways I was wrong for taking him off my Instagram and about how we would never speak again. Then he sent an email to my work address."That’s fine, but they’re also so uncomfortable defining the relationship, even if it’s just to clarify if you are or are not hooking up with anyone else.