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Dumbfounded Divorcée

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2010-11-06

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I am a recently-divorced female, who has impressively unlucky (yet entertaining) dating adventures... This is my quest through the world of post-divorce dating, attempting to prove to myself that men.. are not awful and true love might still be possible.

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  • Oh Loverboy
    on Jul 8, 2012 in Mr. Loverboy dating story
    So again, it's been a while.  I know, I said it was going to be the last time I had a long break in my blogging life, but some big developments have been happening since my last post, and I can't wait to update you all about it—but not yet!&nb...
  • Real Men Use EmoticonsBursley:     DD!!! My brother's friend is single! (we like him but not his previous taste in women) - and Ben would like to know if you would be at all interested in meeting him? He is a police officer, likes to go out with fri...
  • Five Hours of Fashion Faux Pas: My Date with Mr. Black SneakersSo I went on a date with a guy wearing black sneakers.Yep, that's all I needed to say, right?  Black sneakers.  That's as far as I got in my story during Christmas dinner, and it was enough to have cousin almost shoot wine through her nose.
  • Online Dating Hating
    on Jan 16, 2012 in online dating dating profiles
    I am so busy that I literally don't have time to think.  As a teacher, we quickly become masterminds at hearing twelve questions simultaneously, sorting each question out in our heads like pieces of a puzzle:Student #1:   &nb...
  • How to Lose a Guy in Ten WaysMy dear friend Bear finally convinced me to try online dating, and surprisingly, it has provided a unforeseen benefit:  getting the male perspective on dating!  I've been polling the guys I meet and asking about the what-not-to-do's that wo...
  • High-School Hangouts & High-Fives (or "My Life is a Seinfeld Episode")
    on Aug 15, 2011 in high-fives dating story Mr. Mall
    God has a sense of humor.  Or maybe there really is such a thing as karma.  It would figure that my first date following the break-up with Mr. Songwriter would start off like this.  In discussing with my blind date where...
  • The Day the Music Died
    on Jul 28, 2011 in Mr. Songwriter break-ups
    I've been trying to write this post for a few weeks now, but it has been a difficult one to write—mostly because I didn't want to talk to anyone about it.  I knew how most would listen to my news, analyze it, and respond: "You a...
  • To Online Date, or Not to Online Date...
    on Jul 20, 2011 in online dating dating story
    At approximately 2:30 a.m. the other day, I received the following message on Facebook:"Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build...
  • How to Think Outside the BoxRecently, I had a revelation.  A strangely long-awaited one, I think.  My revelation seems oh-so-obvious, even to me, but I honestly found it very perspective-changing once it happened.  But here...let me start at the beginni...
  • Worth Remembering
    on Apr 26, 2011 in Mr. DJ teaching worth remembering
    Recently, my students have taken over my life.  I live, eat, breathe, and sleep my job.  The paper grading never seems to end, the lessons always need to be planned, and the students never stop walking through my classroom door looking for...
  • The Five Stages of DivorceSomeone once told me that it takes a full year before you can really move past the grief and begin to heal after a person you loved has died.  I had always believed that there was truth in this statement, but I never fully understood its wisdom...
  • I Triple-Dog-Dare You
    on Dec 26, 2010 in Mr. DJ dare
    I used to pride myself on being a very talented flirt.  I could seductively smile, coyly toss my hair, and bat sultry eyes with the best of 'em.  But that was almost ten years ago—I do not really know if I still possess this above-average...
  • An Apple a Day
    on Dec 21, 2010 in dating story Dr. Perfect
    Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a beautiful young princess who dreamed of one day finding true love.  She believed that falling in love was something truly special, something that would make complete sense when s...
  • I Used To Be...This weekend I took a journey to my past.  I woke up, ate breakfast, packed a bag, hopped in my car, and drove until I reached nine years ago.  His eyes were still a piercing blue.  He still made me laugh at his jokes. ...
  • Music & LyricsLately, I have a new favorite song.  Most of the time, a song catches my attention based solely on the melody.  I become so entranced by the music, the lyrics barely register.  However, with this new favorite of mine, I am no...
  • The Teacher Can Still Be Taught
    on Nov 14, 2010
    Top Ten* Lessons Learned by Dumbfounded Divorcée during GNO with her Friends:Lesson #1:   A quick celebratory drink at 5 o'clock always ends up lasting at least six hours.Lesson #2:   Nights out involving any combinatio...
  • Adventures in Face-LickingI often question whether dumb luck is something that just happens to everyone in this world or if I really seem to attract weirdness like a comic book convention attracts never-been-kissed men who live in their mothers' basements.  I always seem...
  • Nobody's Perfect
    on Nov 4, 2010
    DD:     i met a guy last night :)  a very cute oneRugrat:     Oo fun :)  not the one u have a date scheduled with already?DD:     nope that's Mr. Songwriter.  this is a new on...
  • The Set-Up
    on Oct 18, 2010
    Step 1:  The Set-Up.Big D:     I have a guy I want to introduce you to.DD:     Oh yeah?  Who is it?  Cute?  Nice?  Single, I'm assuming?Big D:     He broke up with s...
  • Cocktails & Conversation (or "A Single Gal's Guide to Getting a Drink")
    on Oct 13, 2010
    "You know, it is hard to get a guy to talk to you at a bar," I remark one night when I am out with girlfriends Rowdy, Faith, and Zamboni.  "I never thought about it when I was married, but now that I'm single once again, it is def...
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