“Valentine’s Day is so depressing!” – a phrase I hear commonly from single friends this time of year. There’s nothing like a million commercials about chocolate, flowers and jewelry to remind you that you’ll be spending the evening drowning your sorrows with ice cream and chick flicks. Honestly as a mom of three young kids I don’t get too excited about the day either. I so need a babysitter – and more money in the budget so that if my husband did happen to surprise me with some sort of fantastic gift, my first thought wouldn’t be “we can’t afford that!” I think I’d better stock up on ice cream too…and figure out which chick flick my husband might tolerate.
I’d love to see my single friends (and a few family members) find their perfect Valentine. While they say that love will find you when you least expect it, it can’t hurt to let it know you’re open to the idea, right? More and more people in my life have turned to online dating sites in their search for Mr. or Ms. Right. The internet has become the go-to in almost every major aspect of life it seems, it has opened up possibilites in dating for parents and busy professionals. No longer do you need to hang out in bars, beg your friends to set you up on blind dates (alright so maybe nobody begs for that) or pin your hopes on finding love at the grocery store. It takes Shopping In Your PJs to a whole new level, doesn’t it?
Do you know any online dating success stories? If so, please share. We’d love to hear them. Maybe you can help me convince my mother to get over her fear of stranger danger and see who might be out there waiting!