By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/19/2009 - 15:54
After my so-called date, I felt myself slipping into a state of lonely stagnation. There I was: a 31-year-old woman with no potential romance in sight, still moping over the Mr. G fiasco. I tried moving forward, planning events and working, but my thoughts returned to feelings of hopelessness.
Then I had a dream. I dreamed that two fish were swimming in a fountain alongside one another. My eyes snapped open and I knew what I had to do to regain faith and move past the bitterness that consumed me. So I grabbed my handy Blackberry and composed the following message.
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/18/2009 - 12:03
My heartbeat quickened as I walked toward the golden arches. This was my first time going out with a new guy in a while, and I still didn't know how I felt about it all. I just hoped he wasn't taking me to McDonald's. Seconds later, we were finally face to face and I hoped to gain some clarity. But I didn't really feel anything when we first met, no butterflies fluttering or even a hint of a caterpillar trying to break free of its cocoon.
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/12/2009 - 15:16
I hadn't been on a date in months. Speed dating was a bust and Mr. G—well, we all know what happened with him, don't we? So you can imagine how confused I felt when a fellow whom I met back in June emailed me saying he wanted to see me again. With so many months of not dating and waiting for Mr. G, I didn't even know when a guy was asking me out. Plus, this guy was nice and kept in touch because he was a friend, no?
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/10/2009 - 17:00
My conversation with Mr. G was more of the same. I vented and expressed my frustration yet again, and he attempted to soothe me by telling me he cared, yet again. But something in this familiar routine had slightly changed. My heart didn't flutter as usual. And my thoughts? My thoughts were actually logical. I didn't fantasize about our reunion and future, fairytale wedding. For the first time in a long time, I was focused on the present.
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/06/2009 - 10:54
I finally broke down. At 2 a.m. one morning, I found myself crying in a bar because of Mr. G. He didn't do anything—and that was the problem. Not to mention I felt incredibly alone after the speed dating and singles mixer debacle. So from one minute to the next I went from swaying to a song to sobbing in a bathroom stall. And then I did something I haven’t done since my days as a foolish and impulsive 20-something-year-old: drunk text.
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 11/03/2009 - 15:07
I stood in a sea of men and could smell the desperation. "So these are the people who come to a speed dating singles mixer," I thought, totally discouraged. I looked around the room and tried to divert eye contact with a nerdy guy rocking huge glasses. He was no Mr. G. He couldn't possibly think I would be interested.
But of course, he did. "Hello. How are you?" he asked.
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 10/20/2009 - 17:00
Some people will do just about anything to find "The One." As you all know, I've waited for Mr. G’s phone calls with a patience and understanding I didn’t even know was possible. But that’s because its Mr. G. If it were any other man, I would tell them to take their excuses and shove it
By Sujeiry Gonzalez | 10/13/2009 - 12:11
Though my conversation with Mr. G was short, the message was clear. Mr. G was sorry for his disappearance. He sounded stressed and upset, venting about work and the traffic. I listened quietly and let him know I was longer angry. Then Mr. G surprisingly admitted he had read my blog, Love Trips. I sent him a recent post I'd written which focused on our new romance. When I emailed the link to Mr. G, I was hoping it would motivate him to act!
By Dorkys Ramos | 08/31/2009 - 17:00
For a woman, getting in the mood has a lot to do with her mind and her surroundings: scents, lighting and music. Luckily, there’s a vibrator that pulsates to the beat of your favorite crooner as he sings into your ear: the OhMiBod Club Vibe ($69, of course, goodvibes.com).
By Mariela Rosario | 05/27/2009 - 12:00
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