I don’t know about you guys, but when I get home after a long day of interning, working, and gymming, all I want to do is eat dinner and zone out to one of the thousands of Real Housewives or Say Yes to the Dress episodes I have DVR’ed. Unfortunately, my live-in boyfriend isn’t on the same page. Especially now that it’s baseball season.
You know who that couple is. The two people that none of their friends want to hang out with; the ones that everyone assumes are different and don't want to do fun things anymore. They're the couple that has been tagged old and boring. Basically, if you're THAT couple, your friends see you as mom and dad.
Last week, my boyfriend and I found this group of guys who boffer (it's basically sword fighting role play) so that he could do a documentary about them. I went with because I was bored and figured I could help Matt out. I was expecting a group of stereotypical Dungeons and Dragons nerds; aka fat white boys who have no social lives. Well, we show up and there were, dare I say, really hot guys there!
So I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Valentine’s Day is coming up. Yes, as we gratefully leave the frigid cold of January behind, we embrace the month of love...which leaves a frigid cold place in my heart. And as V-day creeps closer and closer with each passing day, I dread it more and more.
I've always hated Valentine's day. Mainly because for a good 90% of my life, the only thing I got on Valentine's Day was a teddy bear and chocolates from my mom. While she meant well, it wasn't exactly a self esteem booster in high school when all the other girls were getting roses in homeroom from their sweethearts.
What is Valentine’s Day really about? Romance? No. Chocolate? No again. Flowers? Absolutely not. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is about spending two weeks trying to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend and often failing miserably.
As we all know, celebrating Valentine’s Day when in a new relationship can be somewhat awkward. How should you acknowledge the holiday? Here are some tips from the gift giving experts at SomeoneSpoilMe.com.
Growing up I was always a tomboy. I never wore anything remotely girly, played sports, and even had short hair (though that one was totally my mom's doing). So it came as no surprise that the majority of my closest friends were of the male variety.
OK, so this pic is misleading. No matter how much I love my BF, I wouldn't jump out of a plane for him. Even with a gray-haired instructor on my back. But that being said, I've recently realized how many new things I've tried since calling Matt my boyfriend.
Our boyfriends are wonderful; we love them more than anything. But if they did some (or preferably all) of the following, we’d be sending a mass text for a girls night ASAP to brag to all of our girlfriends about how absolutely amazing our guy is (and chances are they’ll be getting a little luckier then usual come bedtime…).
I remember watching Say Anything with my sister when I was a kid and wondering if all men were as sweet as Lloyd Dobbler, standing outside a girl's house with a boom box over his head. Obviously I had a rude awakening when I got to dating age and realized that high school guys were actually kinda jerks.
I know what it means to be a “real” couple. I’ve gone from the butterflies and blushing to knowing what he is thinking without even saying a word. We've been at this so long we've hit every milestone....more than once. And I'm talking about them all, from the biggies to the ones that people often forget, but which are the actual gauges of how serious your relationship really is.
I remember the first weekend I went home with my boyfriend; it was the dreaded "introduce-my-girlfried-to-my-mom-and-hope-they-don't-hate-each-other" weekend. Matt kept telling me his mom was a really nice woman and that she'd love me, but I was terrified.