Yesterday I took a big chance. I wrote an article about my boyfriend on CultureMap- which gets way more traffic than my blog does. I often find it difficult to write long posts, but I found myself able to nearly write a book about my boyfriend. The post, titled “Do You Believe in All the Cliches? A Sappy Relationship Story”, is about how I used to date douchebags and then one day I stopped. I met the most wonderful person and it made me believe that all those cheesy cliches about love might be true. I nervously watched as my boyfriend read the piece once it was posted. The more he read the more my stomach twisted in knots. He loved the piece and when he was done reading I went and gave him a tear-filled hug.
Enjoy the sap…
I used to date douchebags, then one day I stopped.
I’m not sure what made me stop acting this way. Maybe I finally grew up. Maybe I became more confident in who I was. Maybe I met the right person.
Or maybe it was all of those things combined.
Before then, I had become so jaded that I didn’t believe in any of the dating and relationship cliches polluting the world.
“There is someone out there for you, you just haven’t met the right one yet,” or “It’s all about timing. You’ll meet that person who is on the same page as you one day.”
Well up until then, it seemed like the odds of meeting someone I was “on the same page with” was nearly impossible. I mean, what are the odds that you’d meet someone who is equally as interested in you and is looking for the same thing as you? Seems slim, right? I still wasn’t convinced. The other cliche often uttered to me was “It’s when you’re not looking for love that it hits.” Yeah, right.
Then one day, by the grace of God—I have no f’ing idea why—all those cliches came true.
I love this post. I am having the most horrible time with guys right now and have been feeling so discouraged by the opposite sex, but I loved hearing your story. Thanks for sharing.
I had a terrible time for about seven years. Couldn’t find someone to date longer than three months! I think the key is dating someone older! 😉
I used to be a douchebag, then one day I stopped.
hahahahaha. good for you! 😉
What a sweet post!! Thank you for renewing my faith in romance and love. After a big ugly break up earlier this year, I’m starting to wonder if I’ll be alone forever. You two have given me hope 🙂
Oh shush! Though I’ve only met you briefly, you seem like such a wonderful and vivacious and sweet and amazing woman! You won’t be single for long! Believe me, I thought the day would never come and then it did.
You are such a great writer.
So are you.
And thank you! You just made my day!