Loving the small, random things about them, like their hands or the way they run or how they pronounce a certain word.
I tried to be as emotionally unattached as possible, being coy about anything that could lead to what I have kept hidden away – but it was all in vain, you got to me.
Scrolling through profiles more anxiety provoking than fun. Every date you go on has become increasingly frustrating and disheartening. You keep going back to the app expecting the outcome to be different. The app can provide you with the opportunity to meet lots of different people but it can’t provide you with genuine connection.
Take a deep breath, you can get through these.
It is never needy to state what you’re looking for.
Starting life over without you and our toxic relationship, taught me that I can actually manage to survive by myself.
Took a few really awesome road trips. I worked three jobs after college (so if you assume people who didn’t go full-time right out of school are lazy, you’re mistaken), but it’s a lot easier to take a random Monday off when you’re working mainly in the service industry.
Give yourself permission to approve your own actions, instead of asking someone else for validation.
I don’t want someone who’s living in pictures, who only wants what looks pretty, who picks profiles instead of souls. I want someone who looks beyond what they see on their screen, beyond what they read in a bio and someone who wants to date so they can find love instead of dating to run away from it.
I want to be the girl who initiates sex every night and plays poker with the boys every weekend, but that’s just not me.