Why Single Sassy: Reflections on My Dating Blog

heart4I was recently contacted by an online dating website and was asked why I started single sassy.  I thought I’d let you all in on the secret.

I pretty much started dating in high school and had my first serious relationship in college, which was around 1993.  So, if 1993you do the math, I’ve been dating for about 20+ years.  Over the years, I’ve shared my tales of love, relationships, and romance.  Like most of you, there’s been some amazing men that have passed through my life and others who were – well, um – let’s just say bad choices.  But no regrets, right?

As I said to the person from the dating site on the phone that “everyone has stories.  But not everyone is a story-teller.”

I’m often asked by friends, family, co-workers, Facebook friends, etc to share my dating stories.  And it got to the point that I thought it would be fun and amusing to write them down.  Plus, I look at singlesassy.com as a sort of online journal, a cathartic place to write down my thoughts and feelings, and it often helps me desensitize things that could potentially tug at the heart-strings – i.e. break ups, being stood up on a date, etc.

2 yearSo almost two Decembers ago, I started single sassy.  How did I come up with the name?  I tried a bunch of things and all of the domains were taken.  I tried “sassy single” and it was taken, so I flipped the words and voila! here we are today.

I think it is pretty clear that this website is my baby, my creative outlet, and my passion.  It provides me a place to write down my thoughts in a comical and thoughtful process without writing anything vulgar or embarrassing anyone (If I do, it is unintentional).  heart6If you get a shout out, look at it as a sincere form of flattery since it means that you were either on my mind or gave me food for thought.  I don’t always come up with these ideas on my own, people!  It’s you who help me figure out what to write about.  Friends are always sending me articles, blog posts, & links, and I’m grateful.

 

heart3So, as we near our 2nd anniversary, I thank you for your support and encouragement!

Now go out and date, make out, and live your life!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Why Single Sassy: Reflections on My Dating Blog

  1. The most amazing part about this story is I pretty much started dating in high school and had my first serious relationship in college, which was around 1993. Before I got sober I always defined my ok-ness as a person and my success as a woman by whether or not I was in a relationship. As soon as I was of age to have a boyfriend, I did. As I got older, and one boyfriend turned into the next, I held onto each relationship for dear life no matter how dysfunctional they may have been.

    1. I used to think that I had to have a crush on someone or love interest to be “whole.” Now, I’m thrilled when I can just focus on myself. Thanks for sharing, Yasmine!

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