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This year, freshly divorced and pushing 30, I challenged myself to go on 100 first dates. Some good... Some bad. Some just plain ugly.

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  • hi how are youTonight, I got this message on OkCupid:hi how are youNo capital letter, no question mark, no hint that he had read my profile or knew anything about me. I get it. A man has to send out a hundred messages to get one or two in return. But for the love...
  • Dating for PleasureKimberly,I have been following you and your stories for a long time...it seems like you’re always going on dates...I have not been asked out on a serious date for over 2 years now...I get men 20 years younger or 20 years older asking me out...i hav...
  • An Irish Accent and a Park Bench
    on Jan 14, 2014
    Some nights at the bar are unforgettable. Other nights, you wish you could scrub your brain with a hard brush and hot bleach.The girls and I were spending our usual Friday night at the old man's pub, drinking cheap cocktails and making fun of our exe...
  • Disney Vs TraversAhhhh, Christmas. A festive time for church by candlelight, homemade cookies, brightly wrapped presents, a beautifully lit tree, and escaping your family as soon as possible after the dishes are cleared. Don't get me wrong, I love my family. We reall...
  • Mashed Potatoes of LoveThis is a dating blog about mashed potatoes. Allow me to set the scene:Fade in on Kimberly, 32 years old, world traveled, well educated, having an excellent hair day despite the Polar Vortex in New York on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Beside her is a b...
  • I'm Feeling 32
    on Jan 1, 2014
    When you are single on New Year's Eve in New York, there are a million things you could be doing. Head into Times Square to brave the cold and the crowds, wait for the ball to drop and hope your face ends up on television. Scrounge up an invite to a...
  • The Armenian Pianist
    on Dec 13, 2013
    Time for a little follow up on my earlier December blog, The Twelve Dates of Christmas.I met #12 - The Armenian Pianist on OkCupid, like the majority of my online dates.Pros: He sent me a message that was smart, funny, insightful, and showed tha...
  • The Twelve Dates of Christmas
    on Dec 10, 2013
    I've been posting several cryptic status updates on Facebook recently about the numerous suitors in my crazy dating life. Since going back online, I've had some super weird horror stories (which I'll save for a later entry) but for now, I thought you...
  • Maybe I'm the Problem
    on Aug 30, 2013
    I love Taylor Swift. She does what I want to do, which is write amazing break up stories that motivate / inspire / comfort / propel girls all over the world into healing their hearts and moving on. Granted, her stories are set to music and some of th...
  • Sealed With a Kiss
    on Aug 27, 2013
    The following story is why I can no longer date Mormons. Let me explain:I met Josh online and he was wonderful. He was incredibly smart, running one of the largest high tech cyber security companies in New York. He was funny, very witty and full of s...
  • Unlucky Seven
    on Aug 24, 2013
    Dear Kimberly, Yesterday was my 39th birthday. I love birthdays! Well I got one of those you can't make this shit up moments. Like you, I have an ex-husband. We dated for 7 years, were married 7 years, and have now been divorced 7 years. I got d...
  • Call Me Betty
    on Aug 19, 2013
    I grew up in a house full of music. We loved country, big band, and classic rock. I knew  Billy Joel, the Doors and The Eagles before I knew The Wheels on the Bus. To this day, my great pride is being able to recite Don McLean's American Pie wor...
  • The Least Interesting Man In The World
    on Aug 16, 2013
    You have probably heard of The Most Interesting Man In The World. You may have seen his commercials on television, heard them on the radio, perused his quotes on the internet, or even had your picture taken with a cardboard cutout of him at a bar on...
  • Big Bang
    on Aug 12, 2013
    I was in the sixth grade when I first "dated" a boy. By "dated," I mean that we walked to the pizza place one day on our school lunch break. I wore a cute little dress and we held hands when we had to cross the street. My mother gave me $5 and a shin...
  • Monkey In Handcuffs
    on Aug 5, 2013
    For a matchmaker, nothing is so frustrating as a match gone awry. You wonder where you went wrong. You question your instincts. You begin to doubt your time tested talents.Fortunately, my Colleague's Nona was already six feet under, so I'm hoping tha...
  • My Future Husband
    on Aug 1, 2013
    While being a writer is fabulous, it doesn't quite pay the bills yet. Surely someday when I'm sitting pretty on the New York Times bestseller list, I will consider being a full time writer / stay at home mom. (A girl can dream!) I will balance play d...
  • Tangled
    on Jul 8, 2013
    I am a princess.I've always known this about myself and my father has done wonders to reinforce it. (Thanks Daddy!) Lately though, I think I've changed which princess I am. Hear me out on this.Y'all know I love Cinderella. Who wouldn't want to magica...
  • An Unexpected Journey
    on Jul 5, 2013
    "Please don't let that be him!"That was my first thought on our first date. I showed up at the movie theater looking casually adorable and a few minutes late (as per usual.) I passed a huge guy on my way in and didn't really give him a second glance,...
  • Reservations
    on Jun 30, 2013
    I've dated a lot of losers.This is not a judgement against myself. It's a simple fact that you wonderful readers are intimately privy to. I have gone out with 99 losers, rejects, weirdos, geeks, throwbacks, and small fish. Jason is #100 but so far, i...
  • Power Play
    on Jun 28, 2013
    After two dates of sitting across from or next to each other, I wanted a fun and active third date with Jason. I pulled the Ace card from my playing deck. I invited him to Dave & Buster's.If you don't have a Dave & Buster's by you, imagine if...

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