The mornings are dark, the evenings are darker, and with another New Year comes the creeping existential dread that you have NO IDEA WHAT ON EARTH YOU ARE DOING WITH YOUR LIFE.
While there are so many unrealistic expectations of women to maintain a certain body type, lying about your body type only sets back the movement. The second you start lying, you shame yourself and you block your ability to find love.
When you post selfies from eight, pre-baby years ago, your opening line is: “I am ashamed of who I am.
Also very cliche, and also very true: There is someone out there for everyone. Before any particularly promising first date with someone I meet online there is always at least a glimmer of: “I hope he’s not disappointed when he meets me in real life.”When I first started dating in earnest about a year ago, I was headed out on one such date with a hot movie executive who spent his vacations traveling around the world surfing — and also seemed super-cool and smart.
Pre-date flirting was high, and before I headed out, I fussed in front of the mirror.
I’ve heard the same story — usually not as kindly — from lots and lots of guys. Of course people lie in their online dating profiles every day of the week: Men say they’re younger and richer.