What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?

“Are you a player?” he asked me as we walked down the street. “No, I just crush a lot,” I smiled. I went home alone that night and I called my friend. “I only date players,” I said. “You’re the biggest player I know,” she told me with no hesitation. No. No, no, no, no. I can’t be a player. The word “player” has such … Continue reading What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?

Friendsgiving with Chicago Bloggers

Ahhh Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite holiday because I love Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole – and then of course apple pie. Beyond the food, I love that there’s a new rush in the air to think about what we’re thankful for and then also what we want to give to others for Christmas and then goals we want to … Continue reading Friendsgiving with Chicago Bloggers

The Founder of OkCupid Talks Soulmates

Love. It’s in an algorithm. At least according to Sam Yagan, a mathematician who founded OkCupid. Yagan and I met in the back room. As a serial entrepreneur, who is now investing his resources in Chicago, he gave an hour talk about entrepreneurship to a group of young professionals from Ivy, the social university. I said I appreciated the talk, but I was hoping to speak … Continue reading The Founder of OkCupid Talks Soulmates

Is it a date when you bring a friend?

I walked up to the bar. There was a cosmopolitan freshly poured. As I went to pull out my chair, he said, “We’ve been waiting for you.” And yes, I mean “we”. We were on the roofop at the Godfrey Hotel, a respectable place for a first date in Chicago. “Your friend has told me a lot about you,” he went on. And by my friend, … Continue reading Is it a date when you bring a friend?

This Is The Purpose Of A Breakup That Allows You To Learn Your Own Way Of Love

There is so much advice on relationships, but for once I found advice that isn’t “he’s too good for you” or “just drink Tequila” or “Netflix and Chill was so 2015”. I like this post from Thought Catalog because it makes us not play the victim. Often times we want to be in a relationship, but we don’t know why. We don’t know what void … Continue reading This Is The Purpose Of A Breakup That Allows You To Learn Your Own Way Of Love

The Relationship App Every Successful City Girl Needs

It’s not every day that women admit that they need help. But cocktails with the girls usually turns to talking about men, and we all know the casual questions that lead to excessive Tequila shots later. Who are you seeing? What dating app are you on? I wish this was cliché, but in my first night out this weekend, it was true for both my … Continue reading The Relationship App Every Successful City Girl Needs

Romantic Valentine’s Day Plans for the Chicago Foodie

In the time when a date usually is meeting for coffee or drinks, a dinner date has become kind of special. For instance, that time a guy took me out on a first date for drinks, and then halfway through decided to step up his game and buy me dinner, I used it as a cocktail party story because I felt so special. It was … Continue reading Romantic Valentine’s Day Plans for the Chicago Foodie