I've been online dating off and on for about 4 years now, and I have tried everything from Tinder & Bumble to Plenty of Fish and the League. I've definitely had more luck with some of these apps than with others, and some of them are definitely better if you're just looking for a self esteem booster. Here's my reviews of each of the most popular dating apps.
When you've been on dating apps for a while, you are bound to come into contact with one....or many fuckboys. Just goes with the territory. This does not mean, however, that you need to indulge the fuckboy. Shut that shit down.
This past weekend was my favorite celebration of fall in the city, Apple Fest in Lincoln Square. It's the most simple little festival, but it's my favorite because it always happens right as the weather is changing. The air is crisp, the hot apple cider is fresh, and there are blocks of apple and fall related booths.
No, the guy in this story was not kinky dirty, he was like messy to a whole new level dirty. Remember in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. when Ross dates the "dirty girl"? Yeah, well I just went on a date with the male equivalent. Never in my life have I ever been in a more filthy home.
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm dog mom to the max. I mean I take my dog like everywhere with me. I would bring her to work with me too, if they would allow dogs in the building. I feel so bad for her that she spends the majority of her days home alone, so when I'm home at night or on the weekends I try to do things that Ellie can do with me.
One thing I wasn't prepared for post-grad was how lonely life can feel sometimes. Gone are the days when I could walk down the hall and find any number of my friends hanging out in their rooms or on the floor of the hallway. Now it takes a lot of coordination to get the group together and we can't really spontaneously decide to all go out one night as we all work completely different schedules.
One of the most overlooked costs of owning a dog, particularly in the city, is the dog walker. Because I work downtown, I am gone 10 to 11 hours a day. Meaning Ellie is left alone and has to hold it/keep herself entertained until I get home. As this is a lot to ask of a dog, especially a young dog, I choose to hire someone to come in the middle of the day to take Ellie for a 30 minute walk. This costs me around $150 - $200 per month depending on how many times a week I have the dog walker come let her out.
A few months ago my neighbor Amy (amyrojekskin.com) introduced me Jane Iredale products and I'm obsessed.
Almost nine months ago I adopted the cutest little puppy. She had these adorably floppy ears and tubby little belly that would make anyone fall in love with her instantly, and I definitely did. I put in my adoption application immediately after meeting her.
The holiday season is upon us. This means it's time to shop! Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas shopping but it's expensive! I love picking out the perfect presents for my family members and friends, unfortunately I'm on a budget so not blowing all my money is priority number one when Christmas shopping.