Ren's story originally appeared here. But the short version is that he put up $10,000 to find a girlfriend. I think with
I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.
It's not love unless it hurts.
"Nobody has really matched personalities in terms of the applicant and the supervisor. That's not something that LinkedIn or Monster do."
If you're reading this, you're most likely aware that I once decided to go on 30 online dates in 30 days and (over)share my experiences with complete and total strangers. The actual 30-day period took place in the fall of 2013. Why did it take me a full year to begin writing about it? Let's just say it was a rough and bumpy road to recovery.
Why is there this hidden stigma to online dating? Well I'm done. I refuse. I'm not an online dating apologist. I'm an online dating believer. A hallelujah shouting online dating evangelist.
Finding love can be tricky. Thankfully, technology has stepped in and made it easier to connect with others through matchmaking and dating sites.
He's a loud talker, an over-explainer, a bit stodgy...but then he stodgily buys a round for the impromptu musical duo, with such a zest for life, and it's just so...endearing. Really loving his love for everything.
eHarmony James is great. He's smart. He's funny. He loves his family. He loves his work. He's super grounded. He's also super serious. This guy knows exactly what he wants. My ovaries tremble.
Since my divorce, some people are having a hard time knowing what to say to me, but not you, eHarmony. You're in my newsfeed, Gmail account and sidebar ads, waving your online arms, saying, "Hey Becca! Over here! Check out online dating! Join us!"