The Inspiration Behind Starting Selfies & Sweatpants

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A few weeks ago, I had a bit of an epiphany after having a conversation with an amazing mentor in my life. You see, I have been at a crossroads lately when it comes to my personal relationships.

I’m pretty much convinced that I’m hopelessly single. I can’t remember the last “relationship” I have been in that lasted more than oh- three or four dates. Hardly a fling.

Regardless of how appealing it may sound on some days, I’m too young to give up on dating and men entirely and enter the land of no return- filled with cats. Lots and lots of cats.

Hence, the idea for Selfies and Sweatpants was born. You see I have been on OkCupid and Match.com before. I took it seriously for one or two weeks. Went on a couple of nonchalant dates, got discouraged and closed up my account.

In hindsight, I realized I probably was giving up on finding “the one” too soon. I have been known to have extremely high expectations – both for myself as well as the guys I want to date. Let’s face it- it flat out sucks to go on first dates. They are awkward, uncomfortable and depending on who the guy you are with is, can be exceedingly creepy.

That’e exactly what inspired me to start this blog, Selfies and Sweatpants. It’s an outlet for me to get out of my comfort zone and share the trials, tribulations and misadventures that come along with dating. I’m going to challenge myself to go on at least 50 dates this year (2014.)

Follow the journey by subscribing to my blog here.

I can’t wait to hear from each and everyone of you. Please contact me anytime with your date suggestions, words of encouragement, or if you just want to chat.

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