Dating is tough, like REALLY tough. So tough in fact, countless books and self-help gurus want to give you the secret formula to finding a great mate. There’s definitely smarter ways to go about it, but the best thing we can do is put forth an earnest effort to show our honest selves, and hope that resonates with someone. For many of us living with a disability, the challenges of finding a mate don’t stop after we’ve found someone who laughs at our jokes. The process of wooing and courtship is a dance on a tightrope, and it feels a lot different when you’re already dealing with some major life challenges.
Nobody wants to say they met their boo on a stupid dating app. For whatever reason, our culture still associates dating apps with desperation. But here’s the thing: sure, it’d be nice to meet people in person like the good old days when grandpa rode to school on a donkey and your friends actually looked at you instead of their phones when you had conversations, but those days are over. So get with the program, y’all. The survival of our species has always depended on adaptation and willingness to change.
Dating apps; so many people use them, yet the stigma still remains. The hook-up culture linked to the world of swiping leaves some feeling defeated or desperate, but single people in search of love or company keep coming back! There has to be some success…right? On today’s show, Emily is diving deep into why we bother with online dating, as well as answering some of your most perplexing sex questions!
Change is hard, and letting go of bad habits is even harder. Once in awhile though, you have to suck it up, realize that you’re an adult, and dispose of all the habits, vices, and routines that aren’t working for you anymore.
Whether it’s in your daily life or your dating life, there are certain patterns that we all tend to fall into. Most of us have a type; we wait three days to make the first call; we go to the same bar to pick up on the same people week after week. Then, we lay awake at night wondering why we’re still not satisfied in the love department…even though we’re doing the exact same thing over and over. Continue Reading
Dating used to be so simple. We’d meet people through our friends or colleagues, at the grocery store, at work or at school. It was almost always someone with a close proximity to you, so you could rest assured that they weren’t an axe murderer, and after a date or two, it was pretty easy to figure out where you stood with each other.
Dating today, on the other hand, is a whirlwind of opportunity—and confusion.
We meet people through online dating services and through apps, swiping left and right based on a profile we’ve created—a profile that can sometimes feel like a brand we’re trying to sell to potential suitors. When we actually meet this person in the flesh, we have no idea if our relationship is potentially serious or casual, romantic or platonic. The doubt and ambiguity is just too much! We’re so overwhelmed that we blackout; we forget how we got to the coffee shop, and why we even went on this date in the first place. Continue Reading
Dating: How do any of us do it? And more importantly, how do we do it right? On today’s show Emily is joined by writer, talk-show host, and overall badass Zara Barrie to unpack the hot topic of dating in the digital age — the good, the bad, and what it means for us as we try to find our match.
Our grandparents might disagree with the practice of online dating and tell us the best way to meet a soulmate is the old-school way. Most people from early generations met their life partners at school, work or through family and friends. Of course, some of us still meet dates this way, but technology has altered the game drastically. We can now make connections with strangers from the comfort of our beds, change our relationship status in one click and communicate interest with a few strategic Instagram “likes”. Continue Reading
To online date or not to online date? For the select few of you that have been living under a rock for the past decade, that is the question. On this show, Emily puts the dating app taboo to bed, giving you a few pointers to help you get lucky online, and updating us on her own cyber-romance encounters.