Dating · Relationship

Key to my heart

I have such supportive friends. Listen, I get it and it’s partially my fault. I’ve been on so many bad dates that you’ve come to expect a certain level of shit show. No one has cried (okay, that’s a lie — I cried during the opening scene of The Last of Us, but I’m a sensitive…… Continue reading Key to my heart

Dating · Life · Relationship

Get it, girlfriend

I use a lot of words to describe myself: quirky, weird, occasionally funny, vertically challenged. One I haven’t used in a very long time: girlfriend. It sounds foreign to me, like something that applies to other people but not to me. I roll it around in my mouth, using different inflections and tones, trying to find…… Continue reading Get it, girlfriend

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Maleficent

Oh hello. I have a treat for you in the form of another awesome guest post. This one comes from the lovely Ashleigh at SmashOz, which I highly recommend you check out. She bravely tackles self-doubt and body image, something I’ve openly struggled with/shared before. Enjoy!    Here she is again! That witch, she wants nothing…… Continue reading Maleficent

Family · Life · Relationship

Father knows best

There are times when I feel so unlike my parents it’s hard to fathom how someone like me came from those houses, let alone how we’re related. When I’m the last one at the table, plate half full because I rapid-fire talked my way through dinner while everyone else sat silently, dutifully eating their meals and occasionally…… Continue reading Father knows best

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?