The more I try to give Tinder a chance,the more I realize it’s just not for someone like me. In fact, the most exciting thing about Tinder is scrolling the profiles to swipe left or right, and the short-lived excitement when you see the “it’s a match!” message flash across the screen.
My latest Tinder experience included a match with a handsome guy who stated in his caption that he was interested in making friends and a relationship (if it happens). He enjoyed quite a few things that I also love to do,so I was pleased when I saw he had also swiped right for my profile. He wrote me within ten minutes of my swipe.
Him: “Hi beautiful”
Me: “Hi! How are you?”
Him: “I’m okay beautiful. What you up to?”
(Mind you,it’s almost 1 am)
Me: “Lying in bed getting some writing done. You?”
Him: “you should come lie in bed with me”
*Side eye followed by major eye roll*
Me: “I don’t even know you lol”
Him: “come get to know me. I’ll send you my address.”
Me: “sir do you know what time it is? I don’t go to people’s homes at this time of night, nor do I go to homes of strangers”
Him: “that’s too bad. You’re sexy as f*ck”
(That message was followed up by him removing me as a match immediately.)
So much for meeting new people and possibilities of a relationship. I guess in Tinder land that really means “let’s have sex on the first night”.
This song….smh. This will forever be one of the best break up songs known to mankind. I recommend it for everyone’s breakup/broken-hearted playlist. Talk about singing your heart out!
Dru Hill sings about not being able to get over someone they love,no matter what they do. I think we all can relate to these moments. When you’re single and able to do what you want,but that person is still on your mind. When you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever be able to love someone as you loved that person.
“I could stay out every night now,hang out til the dawn/I can do what I want to,anytime I want/ and I can make believe we never met/ I can clear out all the closets,put your things outside the door/ but I just can’t seem to not love you anymore….”
The words of this song always make me tear up thinking about past situations that made me feel this way. It’s hard not to get in your feelings when Sisqo is singing these lyrics in his powerful and passionate voice.
Take a listen here.
I’ll never forget how this song made me cry from my soul as these two played a 1 on 1 basketball game for his heart at the end of “Love and Basketball”. This song is so beautiful, yet so sad! It’s meaningful to me even to this day because I’ve experienced this songs lyrics on so many different levels.
Everyone at some point knows how it feels to care deeply about someone that wants nothing to do with you,for whatever reason. Everyone has at least one person that they feel made a fool out of them and broke their heart in some way. There’s not too many things more cruel than snatching someone’s heart out of their chest and stomping on it with the harsh reality that interest and feelings just aren’t there anymore…or never were.
The words are everything, and her voice is perfect for delivering them.
Take a listen here.
Happy anniversary to my mama and daddy,the best parents ever💕. I believe in healthy love because they live it. I believe in happiness because they exhibit it. I believe in marriage because they’ve been doing it well for 44+ years. I believe in happily ever afters and living a life full of blessings and blessing others because I see them live it daily. I can hashtag #relationshipgoals all day on random pics but the truth is these two are the ultimate #marriagegoal #relationshipgoal for me💕you guys are why I will never settle for anything mediocre,unhealthy,or unfulfilling 💕💋
So often we go into situations with an extremely hopeful mind that things will be different this time around. We decide to take a positive approach,because in our mind and heart it makes sense to give relationships our all if we’re gonna give them any consideration at all. Your intentions are good. You want it to work. We all deserve second chances…right?
Whatever you decide to do,be realistic. Just because your intentions are good, doesn’t mean that someone else’s towards you will be. The movies make second chances look beautiful,with happy endings that warm everyone’s hearts. The reality is that not all second chances will be magical.
Not all second starts will produce happily ever afters, or even great beginnings. Sometimes people want second chances simply because they are opportunists.They sense the vulnerability and/or convenience, and want to capitalize on that.
On the other hand,sometimes they do like you, just not enough to want a committed relationship. Sometimes they feel a second chance will make things right between you two, and that things will be better. The problem is sometimes simply that everyone we want is not necessarily meant for us. The old saying goes “everything good to us is not good for us”.
I don’t know about anyone else,but I like to pray over situations like this. I ask God to reveal the intentions in others and bless me with discernment so that I can know what doors need to be opened as well as which ones to shut.
I hope when the time comes for you to make a decision on giving someone a second chance that you remember not what you want, but what you deserve. I hope that you evaluate intentions and make the decision that is best for not just your happiness,but your wholeness. 💕