Love At First JDate: I Don’t Have Time For This

by JenG under JDate,Online Dating,Single Life

Most conversations I have with my mother ultimately lead to her asking for a schedule of any future dates I’ve agreed to go on. Which most of the time, my answer to her is explicitly simple and can be summarized in one of my most infamous and favorite sayings: I don’t have time.

“What do you mean you don’t have time?” She’ll demand, as if having a full-time job, perpetual errands to run, and an overwhelming desire for more sleep isn’t a good enough reason to name drop a phrase like that. “You’re just making excuses…this is your future we are talking about!”

Maybe she is right. Maybe “I don’t have time” is just an excuse for “I really don’t want to do this.”

  • Do: Block out one day a week, if possible, for a date. That way when someone asks you out at the start of the week, you’ll have an evening reserved to give them a chance. If your life is off-the-wall busy, block out a few days a month until things begin to slow down.
  • Don’t: Put dating on the back burner when a great opportunity to go out with someone or meet someone new comes to the forefront. Give someone a chance and be open to meeting people in the most bizarre places and situations—I’m very much talking about through online dating. Trade “I don’t have time” in for “I’ll give you a chance.”

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What’s Up Doc?

by Tamar Caspi under Relationships

A doctor friend of mine is pulling these crazy shifts and I wonder how she ever has time to date since she’s catching up on sleep constantly. She’s on JDate and checks her smart phone for messages and flirts when she’s in the on-call room, but I have no idea when she plans on ever actually going on a JDate. If you want to meet your Beshert and get married, then dating needs to be a priority. Obviously my friend can’t do anything about her schedule, but she can get creative with her dates. I’m sure any guy (and gal) would be impressed to date a doctor, so how about having your date come to the hospital to meet you for lunch in the cafeteria? Unless you want to keep going home to an empty, cold house you’ve got to figure out how to date no matter what your profession is.