Dating · Friends · Relationship

Beware the Ides

I did two pretty big things this weekend: I turned 33 and I introduced Bogart to quite a few of my friends while drinking about to celebrate turning 33. I’ve had a rocky relationship with both birthdays and introducing boys in the past; both cause a weird mixture of nerves and excitement. With birthdays, I’ve ended the…… Continue reading Beware the Ides

Dating · Life · Relationship

Only happy when it rains

This morning I had one of my patented Steph Freakouts™. Oh good, we haven’t had one of those in a while. Welcome, old friend. Friends always tell me they don’t know how I keep putting myself out there. I say it’s because I don’t know any other way to be, but I wonder – how…… Continue reading Only happy when it rains

Dating · Relationship

The more the merrier

The problem with good dates is they typically don’t result in good stories. Or at least not the kind of stories people come here to read. Luckily (for whom I don’t know), I managed to combine the two earlier this week. I met Bogart on Tinder (where else, really?) and he’s already a reader thanks…… Continue reading The more the merrier

Dating · Friends

Trick or Treat

No matter what, my friends always know how to cheer me up. The following text message conversation took place on Friday night: Me: I will not cry in a bar. My Girlfriend Not Girlfriend: Worse things have happened in a bar. You’ve hooked up in a bar. (A long, long time ago. Sorry Mom.) But I’m…… Continue reading Trick or Treat

Dating · Friends · Guest Post

Wolf in sheep’s clothing

I managed to wrangle another guest writer and I didn’t even have to do the legwork. When a coworker went on her first-ever Tinder date this afternoon, my friend/coworker Anthony gave her strict instructions to take notes ‘for the blog.’ Not only do I not have to write, I don’t even have to recruit anymore.…… Continue reading Wolf in sheep’s clothing

Dating

New phone, who dis?

I’ve received some rather … interesting messages lately. And not the usual type of interesting. Just weird interactions. A gentleman in my phone as ‘Scott Tinder’ reached out to me over the Thanksgiving weekend: I had absolutely no idea who the fuck this dude was. I have an admittedly shitty memory, and this is what my contact…… Continue reading New phone, who dis?

Dating

Netflix and no chill

The universe has been working hard lately to show me how ultimately fair and good it can be. Upgraded from nosebleeds to floor seats at a Madonna show, awesome work news, winning great tickets to a hockey game, getting carded, and more adventures in Toronto dating. Don’t worry, shit got back to weird after about two weeks…… Continue reading Netflix and no chill

Dating · Kids

You’ve got to be kidding

I was having a pretty good day. Good things happened at work, I was carded while buying wine (yes you fucking can ask to see my ID), and I spent some time doing my kitchen dance party thing while making a veggie mac and cheese from scratch for Binary and myself. I asked him to spend the night since…… Continue reading You’ve got to be kidding

Dating · Friends

You gotta have faith

I had every intention of going to the grocery store and cooking for the entire week. I’m surrounded by no less than 10 cookbooks; I even went so far as to map out what I’ll making for which meals. Then I realized I have to come up with something to blog about, despite the fact that…… Continue reading You gotta have faith

Dating · Friends

Piano man

I’ve been busy all week annoying the shit out of my friends about Binary and having absolutely zero chill two dates in. Luckily – for them and you – I convinced a coworker to write a guest post about his first Tinder date ever. I should warn you, it’s so sweet you might need a shot…… Continue reading Piano man