All the Love Advice I’ve Ever Read, Summed Up in One Post.

I see these headlines all over the place: “How to Make Him Want You”, “10 Easy Steps to Be Irresistible”, “How to Tell If He Likes You”…I just read one, “22 Qualities Guys Look For in Woman that Will Make Him Stay”, and it basically outlined all these really vague things–“be honest”, “be supportive”, “if […]

Along the Road Towards Love

I love hearing stories of how people met their significant others, and despite the fact that every story is very different and very unique to the couple, every story carries the same two threads: when you know, you know, and that timing, while we cannot always predict it, is always perfect. I’ve heard stories about […]

When You are at the End of Your Dating Rope…

The beginning stages of dating can be really fun. You don’t really know anything about yourself, so you think anything can work: “I could really like boys in bubblegum pink shirts, so let’s give this one a try”, “It could be possible that my Future Husband plays Dungeons and Dragons on the weekend”, “Maybe I’ll […]

New Dating Rules (Now That I’m 26)

According to statistics, now that I’m 26, I’m creeping closer to the national marrying age of 28, which means the game is changing, it’s time for me to start getting serious, so the rules must change as well: 1.Date with the intention of marriage: When I was 16, it was important to date someone who […]

Social Contracts Between Men & Women

We can blame the Victorian’s for their influence on social etiquette. There are two reasons we created “etiquette”, or rules to follow in social situations. For one, etiquette translates to status, and status translates to power. The more rules I know, the more refined I am, the more money my parents had to send me […]

“What Can One Date Hurt?”

This is what I find people telling me all the time: “Britany, just go on one date with him. Give him a chance. You’ll never know. What can one date hurt?” Well, actually, a lot. One date can hurt a lot. First of all, you don’t just show up to the date, chit chat a […]

#ReclaimDating: Why You’ll Find Me on Tinder

If you have reached the part about “Combating Anxieties 20-Something’s Face” in Happily Never After, you might be surprised to find out that I joined Tinder this week. How hypocritical of me, right? I joined Tinder to take a stand. I believe, as 20-Something’s, we need to #ReclaimDating. Here’s what I think the problem is: […]

His Engagement Announcement

I know that many of you are on the edge of your seat to find out how I reacted to last week’s big news; yes, that long term boyfriend, in fact, is engaged. I received the message after one of my friends texted me (and then another one of my friend’s called me, and stumbled […]

I Hate Dating (Part II)

In case you were wondering, I still hate dating. (You can check out Part I here). I hate how much time dating seems to suck out of your life. It usually goes like this: you meet someone. Then, you spend the next day, telling all your friends about him, deciding if you like him or […]

How I’ve Changed Since Writing ‘Happily Never After’

After going through the process myself, I think that everyone should write a book at some point in their lives. I would say writing ‘Happily Never After’ was potentially one of the most life changing things I have ever done. First of all, I had to learn how to depend on other people. It does […]