Hi there, I’m just a girl trying to date in Denver. They call it “Menver” sometimes because there is supposedly a higher ratio of men to women here, but I’m not sure that’s true, or if it is, these odds have not yet proven to be in my favor.
I believe in the concept of love, soulmates, “the one,” all that good stuff. I am a child of the 80’s, I was brought up watching Julia Roberts movies, the Little Mermaid, and other various unrealistic concepts of love. Prostitute? Mermaid/girl who can’t speak? Don’t worry, someone will fall in love with you as long as you are really hot.
So yes, I believe in love, perhaps to a fault. However, I have never believed that adage about “love will find you when you aren’t looking for it.” Really…? You just sit around at home, not looking for love, and somehow magically your neighbor, or the pizza guy, or some other dude you meet in the coffee shop while not looking for him… falls in love with you and you live happily ever after? Not sure that should be my go-to strategy. So I have tried many other interesting techniques such as:
Online dating (this is the source of some of my most hilarious stories), speed dating events (awkward!), asking out dudes (independent woman and all that), blind dates set up by friends (always a classic), throwing a “Stoplight Party” to meet friends of friends that just might be my soulmate (they weren’t, but I think some other people got laid because of my party)…
Anyway, the point if all this is that I am an optimist, but I don’t think fate or destiny or not looking for love will give me the partner I want. And I don’t know if I’ve learned a lot through my dating escapades except how to spot crazies… but I’m sure many single ladies in and around Denver and my friends will be amused by stories of my misadventures. Some friends of mine actually suggested that I write a blog. It’s possible they were just being nice and this won’t amuse anyone, but it’s also possible that I will get a book deal like the “Stuff White People Like” people… or whatever other blogs the kids like these days that got turned into books. Who buys books these days, anyway? I mean, besides me? Also, I realize that most cool people started blogging about 10 years ago but let’s be real, I have never been on the cutting edge. I don’t even have internet on my phone.
So get ready for some ridiculous stories.