You all know how HORRIBLE I am about updating the blog…so I’ve enlisted help. Please meet my friend and fellow PR Maven Melody Gross. Mel has graciously
reluctantly agreed to contribute and share all of her dating stories, woes, successes and observations. I’ve decided to pay her in candy for her wonderful contributions. Enjoy! And as always…Let us know what you think:-).
For most people wedding season is a happy occasion: new love, new lives, and great food. For the single female like me it stirs up other emotions: dread, anxiety and sometimes sadness. Yes, all of the blogs and relationship “experts” (what makes them experts anyway?) will tell the single woman (because they are almost always focused on women) embrace singledom, use it as a learning experience, take the time to get to know YOU. All of that is well and good until you have a 103 temperature, the chills, your body aches and no one to run to the pharmacy to get you some Alka Seltzer Plus.
Back to wedding season.
My cousin is getting married to the love of her life. She knows this because she’s been married before and has something to compare it to. I know this because well, Facebook! Believe me when I say I am truly happy for them. When I first registered on their wedding site she immediately asked me
“What’s your date’s name?”
“I don’t have one yet, but I might.”
“Well, I need a name by April 18th.”
“Be good Mel so you’ll have a date.”
Well I had to choose between two guys, best friend #1 and best friend #2, the story of my life.
“Mel, I thought I told you to be good.”
“I know, I know.”
This July I’m in my first wedding as an adult. They are an amazing couple. I’ve seen their love grow from strategically planning walk-bys of their offices to debates on wedding invites. It really is all beautiful. I am grateful and honored to be a part of their wedding. Date you ask!
“Don’t worry; I have a few single guys I want to introduce you to.”
Right before I started writing this post I text one of my best friends sulking about being single.
“Welp! Mr. Navy said he wants to be engaged by October, smiley face for me, sad face for your comment above, lol”
I can always count on her sarcastic, bad timing humor. She’s no longer of any use to me and she just added another wedding to the several I am sure to have next year.
So now what? Do I continue to wonder about the other side? Do I continue to secretly wish it was me? Who knows, but it’s Sunday and brunch is calling me.
“Table for one!”
Melody Gross is the CEO of Renaissance reBrand and an expert at navigating the dating waters as a single mom, entrepreneur and overall cool chick.