Online Dating Our Way: Her Story


Online Dating Our Way Her Story Collage
Why did my husband and I choose online dating, and what did we do differently?  I get these questions when people find out my husband and I actually met on ChristianMingle.  And what do I tell them?  I tell them this: Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we plan them. And sometimes they turn out better. Continue reading “Online Dating Our Way: Her Story” »

Online Dating Our Way: His Story

Online Dating Collage His Story

As I said a few weeks ago, there would be a change to the tab “Single…Again”, and I retitled it “When I Was Single…Again”.  I’m leaving the tab for people who want advice about online dating.  But I also said that there would be a final chapter for that section of the blog.  My husband and I have been selected to have our story featured on ChristianMingle (trust me – when it goes live, you’ll be the first to know!!).  As something of a “Thank You” to the dating site that helped us meet, and to offer advice to those who are still looking, Arturo and I decided to write about how we met, and why we didn’t go about online dating like everyone else.  We chose online dating, but we did it our way.  I’m so excited to share the first guest blog post on Mom of the South, and even MORE excited that the guest is my handsome hubby!  Here’s his story about how we did online dating our way: Continue reading “Online Dating Our Way: His Story” »

Nothing Negative to Say

Blind date

After the response I’ve gotten to all the negative things I’ve had happen since I re-entered the dating world, I am excited and somewhat hesitant to write about a scenario that actually – believe it or not – went right.  Continue reading “Nothing Negative to Say” »

So Much Cooler Online

cooler online

While I’ve been rather candid about my first couple of dating experiences, I should explain for those who don’t know me that I have not actually (EVER) been approached by someone random and asked on a date.  I’m not sure if that means I’m scary or unappealing or what, but let’s not drive down that dark alley. Continue reading “So Much Cooler Online” »

A Mountain Out of a Mushroom


There is no way to prepare someone for entering the dating world after being out of it for a decade.  Seriously.  None.  And nothing you say can convince me that there is an easy way to navigate this mess. Which is probably why I’m considering  throwing in the towel after only three dates.  I just don’t know if I have the stomach (or the sense of humor!) for it.  Don’t believe me?  Allow me to explain… Continue reading “A Mountain Out of a Mushroom” »

Top 10 Dating Do’s and Don’ts

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Dating:

This particular blog is stemming from my recent re-entry into the dating world, and it is truly more of a public service announcement than a blog.  Because….wow…there has GOT to be a manual out there somewhere of dating do’s and don’ts, but if there is…my first date hasn’t read it.  So below I’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of things that you should not try, and should not tolerate.  Finding Mr. (or Ms.!) Right presents its own difficulties without the below mentioned ridiculousness! O_o

1)      Please, oh please, DON’T talk about your ex.  It cannot be said enough.  I repeat, it cannot be said enough.  I realize there is going to be the “So you’re divorced?” or the “I’m back on the market” comments that will come up, but this is not an opportunity to spill the entire saga of your relationship’s demise.  Just answer the question, and move on.  Trust me – if there are additional dates, there will be plenty of times for details.

Continue reading “Top 10 Dating Do’s and Don’ts” »

%d bloggers like this: