A guy recently asked me to split the dinner check with him. It was our first date. I immediately wanted to yell “Cheapskate!!” at the top of my lungs, grab my purse and run. How could I have that reaction, considering that I am a strong, independent woman? I was so upset with … [Read more...] about Talk is Cheap, and He Was Too
Adventures in Dating: Memoirs of a Single Mom
Meeting new people and engaging in flirtatious banter are my favorite things about dating. In all honesty, the initial “getting to know you phase” was what I missed most when I was married. Unfortunately, there are occasionally those dates that are excruciatingly painful to sit … [Read more...] about Liars, and Letches, and Narcissists! Oh My!
With only two kid-free Happy Hours and a Friday night each week at my disposal for establishing a dating life, my time is limited for this adventure. Surprisingly, the pool of on-line dating eligible bachelors around my age is quite large, particularly given my new “casual” … [Read more...] about Cut the Chaff: Weeding Out Undesirables
Being a scientist, I draw many research ideas from my personal life and, admittedly, my personal life provides much to draw from! I have been married and divorced more than once, have traveled the world and tried out many different types of relationships, and I now find myself a … [Read more...] about Baiting the Hook to Catch a Fish
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to meet the “right” guy and be a mother. The question was, “when?” You see, I also had goals to go to graduate school and get a job as a professor at a university. Sadly, these goals are oftentimes incompatible for anyone in the workforce … [Read more...] about Ticking Biological Clocks and Career Aspirations: Managing Incompatible Goals