Saying “Hi” and “Hey” on Bumble (Tinder, OkCupid, Match, eHarmony, Hinge, etc.) is one of the worst ways to start a conversation. Just kidding we all do it. I mean sometimes swiping is like liking photos on Instagram – it could be more muscle memory than interest. Sorry, not sorry. And that shirtless, distant photo of you with the empty profile to match isn’t really telling … Continue reading How We Wish Men Answered Our Bumble Messages
It’s okay to not be okay. Life is not linear. There isn’t one path or one way. Sometimes you are stuck. Sometimes you don’t know where to go next. Sometimes you don’t like Monday’s. Sometimes everything you worked for is a total mess and you have to start all over again. Sometimes you get fired. Sometimes you break up with the guy who couldn’t commit. … Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Today, March 8, 2017, is the 106th International Women’s Day, a day that the United Nations recognizes women’s advancements in the workplace, as well as socially and economically. And I want to take a moment to say thank you. There is no better satisfaction than being an independent woman. I was shopping for groceries, something I did about every other month last year, but I do every … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day, Ms. Independent
I love that we love potential. But in January, I purged everything – old contacts, clothes, dishes, my apartment, my old office. I threw away that dress that never covered my cleavage. I threw away the dress – the dress that I was wearing when an old lady on the train walked up to me and said she could see my underwear. I threw away … Continue reading Minimalism: How to Let Go
“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?
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
Today is an exciting day. Windy City Cosmo is featured on Elite Daily, an online publication written by Millennials for Millennials to give you the voice of Generation Y. This year, as I finish writing my book, Blow Me Away: Dating in the Windy City, I will be sharing posts with you about finding love in the city, date night stories, and book reviews focusing … Continue reading Why You Will Fall In Love With The Guy Who Won’t Check All The Boxes