• Dumb Shit Guys Do,  Online Dating

    Some Men Are Clueless

    They’re pretty much all the same. I really don’t think it matters which dating site you’re using because as long as a man can use the Internet,  he can sign up on ALL of them. This genius has followed me from Black People Meet to Plenty of Fish and now this latest site. STILL dumb as hell so why not mess with him and have a little fun. Perhaps if I made it easy for him and said I was Caitlyn ‘ s number one fan he would have got it. Maybe. Until there’s a cure… Carmen Jones Posted from WordPress for Android

  • Online Dating,  Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!

    We broke up, but I’m back…

    I’m caught up in this vicious cycle where the levels of frustration are so bad that I say to hell with it all.  I take down all of my decorations and pretty pictures, and might even leave some threatening note before finally ending things for good. After a couple of weeks or so, boredom usually sets in and a little sliver of hope pops into my mind that maybe – just maybe things will be different this time.  Aren’t these the types of thoughts that makes a person want to have some reflective moments to re-evaluate their purpose and goals?  Hell yeah, it certainly is so after much thought and…

  • Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!

    Ready, set, LAUGH!

    Before I can even go into all of the things that went running through my mind when picking a dating web and signing up, I have to say the experts are wrong. They say that only the good, well written, and carefully thought out profiles are noticed the most. I’m going to have to say no, no, and no. The ones that stand out like that yellow and black tape at a crime scene are the ones that stand out and for the life of me, I can’t understand why those are the ones making the most contact. They say you are what you attract, right? Since this seems to…

  • Bad First Dates,  Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!,  Uncategorized

    There’s just this one thing…

    It’s about time I start having some good news to share so guess who had a nice date this weekend?  Yes, it’s true.  A nice sunny day, good eats and great conversation with plenty of laughter is how Second Chance and I enjoyed a Sunday afternoon. You know there’s always a story behind the naming of a hangover, so here’s how he received his.  This wasn’t our first encounter as Second Chance had initially contacted me almost a month ago on POF, but he failed.  Miserably.  We’d exchanged numbers after a few messages back and forth online and as I said I would, made that first phone call and left…

  • Uncategorized

    Week in Review

    I’m a little hungover (literally, not just from the dating scene), so I’ll try to make this brief.  Do you ever feel as if some of the things that happen in your life are part of some type of reality show or practical joke?  That’s pretty much how my week can be summed up and while it is not my intent for this to be a male bashing post, those winners accounted for many of my wow moments. In case anyone is wondering (still) why I’m single, allow me to provide a few examples of the type crap I had to ensure this week alone: Monday – Rescue 911 isn’t talked about all…

  • Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!,  Uncategorized

    1-800-A-Weird-O

      As promised, I’m sharing my experience with yet another hangover from this weekend, this post being sponsored by the makers of Zoloft and Seroquel.  I introduce you to Sybil’s Brother, the icing on a prune cake made with nails and sawdust, the worst of the worst who showed his colors on Sunday like a few others and yes, another POF contender.  In a matter of 12 hours, he’d managed to talk then text himself into the hall of shame with his needy and controlling behavior.  To shed some light on how extreme this situation was, I’ll share the story by giving you a timeline of events so here we…

  • Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!

    Plenty of Failure

    In this week’s episode of My Dating Hangovers, we feature stories from Comeback Charlie, Impromptu Text Date, Sybil’s Brother, Smoldering Incense and Simply Lame. Really, my encounters with men whether I meet them in person or online are worthy of an episode on your favorite soap opera.  So how about a recap of this past weekend starting from the lesser of the evils to the worst starting with……. # 5 – Smoldering Incense Just as the name indicates, Incense is one of those harmless guys because he is about as exciting as watching paint dry.  About every 6 months or so, he’ll resurface with a “Are you married yet” text…

  • My Dating Hangovers,  THIS is Why I'm Single!,  Uncategorized

    Come Back Charlie

    It’s Monday and I am STILL flying high off of another great weekend! Although I haven’t shared many details about Rescue 911 (the ex), let me just say I’ve been enjoying the reunion and the ride. Literally and figuratively. He’s like my dirty little secret, so perhaps I’ll share more about him at a later date. And since I’ve been digging in the crates, how about I update you on that little POF situation I had with the one I’m calling Come Back Charlie (thanks to Just Saying for coming up with this nickname). Remember he’s the one who contacted me saying how much he’d really like to know me,…

  • Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!,  Uncategorized

    Dilemma

    Okay, here’s something interesting that just happened. I’ve been bombarded with messages from this dating sight (remember, the sign up was only supposed to yield laughs and blog material), and occasionally, one catches my eye. You know, like Black Russian. So I’m reading through the message and am impressed by the fact that the guy: – has actually read my profile – joked about some things I specifically said in my profile – his grammar was on point – he mentioned he was NONE of the things that turn me off about men AND He’s nice looking. The problem? I know him. Pretty damn well and can vaguely recall our…

  • Plenty of Fail,  THIS is Why I'm Single!

    I Am NOT Impressed!

    So it’s been a few days on this dating site, and so far, I am not impressed. In fact, I have already canceled and signed up again just as someone had shared they’ve done. Are these men desperate, joking or just plain retarded? The profiles are an absolute joke! The head lines (1StudMufN is the winner for today), grammar (I really digg your styles tho) and the picture less profiles are a bit too much. I am really wondering if I’m keeping this account for actual dating prospects or blog material?? For any of you not of this world and unfamiliar with the elements of the profile, it’s very clear…

  • Guest Posts,  My Dating Hangovers,  Plenty of Fail,  Red Flags,  Relationship 101,  Single Parent Dating,  THIS is Why I'm Single!,  Uncategorized

    What is a Dating Hangover?

    Hang·over • \hang-ô-ver\ •noun A person or thing left over from or influenced by a past age; Something remaining from a previous time or state. A let down, after a period of excitement Symptoms: –          Fatigue, weakness, pain, headache, nausea and vomiting –          Depression, anxiety –          Irritability Now surely, everyone at some point (some more than others) in their lives has experienced these types of feelings and I’ll be the first to admit – it sucks!  My hangovers have left me feeling like crap to the point where I couldn’t function for a couple of hours, feeling as if I was shutting down physically, emotionally and mentally.  Yes, these types of…