Who needs allies? The people who spend their lives getting shamed for being who they are. The people who don’t fit into the box that the world wants them to fit in. Those are the people that need you to stand by them.
Welcome to the first entry of "How to Date Without Breaking the Bank."
"I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word."- Barbara Bush
I’ve been the nice person all my life. I can’t help it. My mother is this way, my grandma was this way, and I’m pretty sure every woman on my mother’s side was or is this way. It’s in my blood. I grew up with friends from all different cliques and groups because I was always an approachable person. I don’t think I could be an asshole even if I tried.
Have you ever found yourself thinking about engaging someone over a conversation? But nothing crossed your mind? So, you just sat there with giving an awkward stare or two? Ultimately, the moment was lost in overthinking about the conversation openers?
Crushes. Everyone has them. From the boy that lives across the street to the stranger you brushed hands with on the subway going home from work. They're romantic, they're positively perfect, they're everything you were looking for.
A false friend pretends to have interest. They walk up to you first, demanding friendship. In high school, I simply made better friends after that, I hung out with kids from my old school more than kids from St. Francis. Finding better friends is really easy, spotting a bully or manipulator is also easy. You have no idea that the manipulator will go for it because they are skilled at hiding themselves. They pretend to befriend you but really this is because they want to figure out how to manipulate you. One such bully was manipulating me into throwing out my lunch freshman year.
After coming home from family vacation, I found myself struggling to be excited about the last two weeks of summer. Normally as a student I hold on to that precious chunk of time before school starts to catch up with friends or to cram in every activity on the "Summer To Do List" I make each year but never complete. But this year I'm in a different situation. With university coming up and the realization that a part time job may no longer be possible to juggle, stress has hit me hard.
I’m on the plane. There was no looking back now. This was it. New York City—the city of my dreams. However, I can’t share it with the man of my dreams.
If you disregarded all the red flags and find yourself in an abusive relationship, and feel trapped, it may be the time to make a conscious decision to leave. Most victims leave two or three times before they actually get away.
I'm not going to ask the question, "Do you love him/her?" I hate that question! It is so incredibly vague! What is love, really? How do you know when you feel it for someone else? I don't know if I have found the answer that will satisfy your every hunger and thirst for romance, but I know that I am unbelievably happy in my relationship! And it's because I know the answer to each of these questions...
Online dating is a maze of websites, chat rooms, and free "swipe to meet" apps that all center around one concept; men seeking women, or women seeking men (or men seeking men etc, etc) sign-up, chat, and (hopefully) find love.