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Relationship Settlers and Reachers

Did you ever watch How I Met Your Mother? If not, Netflix is waiting for you, trust me. Anyway, on the show they had this common theme in that every relationship has a settler and a reacher. In other words, one person in the relationship settles for the other, who is involved in a relationship with someone out of his or her league, the settler. Now, I’m sure you have all heard of this phenomenon before, but I’d like to elaborate a bit on my feelings about this dating pattern.

Single and Pressure to be married by 30

Yes, I’m reposting this: I’m 29 years old and, in the past year, I was in four weddings, two of which I was the best man. What this really has me wondering is why everyone aged from 21 to 30 years old is finding this age bracket as the ideal and necessary time...

A Bit of Perspective

Every now and then, life really takes a massive gigantic shit on your face. (excuse the mental image I just provided you) The reality of life is that it’s composed of equal parts joy, and equal parts misery. The problem with that reality is that we are, for one...

How To Crush in A Social Media World

Let’s just say it, as social media becomes an ever-increasing part of our lives, crushing on someone can quickly toe the lines of soft-core stalking and stage-5 clinging. The truth is, as we become more connected, our abilities to interact with people on non-creeper levels dissipates. Have a crush on someone?

The 20 Something Dating Juggle

There seems to be an ever-increasing proclivity for Gen-Yers to date more than one person at a time. In principle for the age group I’m talking about, part of me understands the inclination for such an arrangement. It’s a hookup culture we live in and it seems ever...