This eye-opening moment proved to me that we need a healthy dose of guest blogging. The lines of communication are open, Singletons and Marrieds! Feeling inspired? Put words on paper and send them my way. Don't worry about grammar, format or any of those other things you paid $350 a credit hour to learn in English 101. Just run off at the mouth and hit the "send" button. I'll take care of all those formalities (seriously, I edit and proof things at work for fun...no joke). Got a success story or a gripe you want to share with us all? Bring it.
Feeling the urge to get those fingers typing but don't really know what to write about? Here's some ideas that I've been toying with that I'm happy to share to get another voice on this electronic diary in order to spare you another evening of my ho-hum, dismal ranting.
- Crazy things people say in their online dating profiles. For example, today I got a message from a gentleman who started his with: "this is my 2nd time on this site and after this it will not happen again. " As if he's creating some sense of urgency on my part. Like it's his infomercial. Better not miss out on this deal... (stopping now before I start oozing bitterness again!)
- How everything women are taught when it comes to dating and relationships is contradictory. We should be confident, yet demure. We should strive to break gender stereotypes and prejudices in the workplace, but hold fast to traditional roles at home. We should be self-sufficient, but let the man think he's taking care of us. The list goes on and on...
- Okay, sorry, guys. I know that these issues aren't your fault. They're probably a result of hundreds of years of women's desire for Victorian-era romance paired with women's lib. Here's one for you guys: What drives you the craziest about women? I don't mean what turns you on, crazy. I mean, what elements of the female dating mentality makes you want to bash your head into a wall? We all want to know. We're waiting...patiently. If you say "blogging," I won't post it. Kidding... kind of.
- At what point does the potential of a relationship with someone outweigh the risk of losing the friendship you have with them?
- If you've successfully navigated your way out of Singledom, what are some things you wish you'd done differently or that you'd relaxed about? Better yet, what do you see Singletons around you do that you just wish you could politely tell them to stop doing or something you could offer as a tidbit of advice?
There you go! You have absolutely no excuse. Feel free to get creative too...write about anything that catches your attention even beyond the above. Now open a new email or Microsoft Word, start typing feverishly and shoot that thing my way! Email your guest post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know if you want to stay anonymous, and I'm happy to accommodate. Can't wait to hear somebody else's voice in my head for a change... wait...