Remember that time when I said I was going to be busy with moving and wouldn’t be able to post much but would return as soon as I could? I’m sorry that that didn’t happen.
Here’s the thing: I love writing this blog, but sometimes it’s a little intimidating. Given that this is a dating blog, I want my posts to share anecdotes, advice, and hilarities that are about, you know, dating. This seemingly benign aspiration is somewhat complicated by the fact that sometimes I don’t do much dating. I mean, I pretty much think about dating all the time, but those thoughts are often relegated to “Dating—now that’s something I’d really like to do again. Where are all the men?” I can’t help feeling kind of bad when I don’t have any romance-related occurrences to recount. Of course, dry spells are a natural (well, at least for me…Bueller? Bueller?) part of dating (or date-less) life. Especially, I would add, during weird transition times like the one I’m currently in when you’re in a new place and don’t know many people and spend most nights re-watching Dawson’s Creek alone in bed with a big bowl of ice cream. I haven’t gone on a date since this guy.
So here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to continue writing on this thing under the assumption that somehow, some way, someday soon I will have more actual dates to write about and less single-person angst. (I met a few guys at a bar last weekend, so maybe this isn’t as far-fetched as I’ve been thinking…right? Right.) But I need your help. WordPress has this handy feature that tells me how many people read my blog, and I am so happy to see that there has been consistent traffic while I’ve been away. I know you’re out there! And I am enlisting you to send me your funny “Dudes Say the Darndest Things” quotes, wise guest posts, stories, letters, questions, whatever. I want to hear from you and I want Dude Where’s My Boyfriend to be more than just a place where I spill my thoughts—I want everyone who reads and comments to take part. Because if I’ve learned anything from my dating life thus far, it’s that the friends who like to listen to your dating wins and woes are definitely keepers. Stay tuned and get at me!