The Walk-in Closet
I boarded my flight to Italy and was surprisingly anxious to leave Turkey. I had a great time being swept off my feet but I found myself ready to embark on my trip to Italy. Emil was nothing short of amazing. Yet despite the romantic whirlwind, I desperately wanted alone time. It was only a […]
I think there’s a flashing red sign on my forehead that says, “Ask Her When She’s Getting Married!!!!” At my sister’s wedding almost six years ago I heard, “O’balik” (may you be next) more times than I heard “Mabrook” (congratulations) on my sister’s actual, real marriage. A year later when I graduated from college I heard, […]
After hopping from one palace to the next, Emil took me for a cruise on the Bosphorous Strait in the Black Sea. We stood arm in arm as the sun set. “Your eyes are the sea,” he said as he held me closer. “You think?” I asked a bit humored by his attempt at poetry. […]
We stepped out into the sunlight and Emil hailed a taxi. We slipped into the backseat and he instructed the driver towards a downtown plaza where tourists and locals alike pursued through the open souk. “I have the entire day planned for us,” Emil said as he took my hand into his. “Now that we’re […]
If you’re hoping for a piece on the fool-proof mathematical equation to finding the perfect life partner – click elsewhere because 1) I hate math and 2) I’ve made a lot of foolish errors before finding the answer (that’s why you always use pencil), so my way for sure isn’t “fool-proof” or perfect. I will, however, share […]
Ah Tinder, the dating app we hate to love and love to hate. The app that has inspired such Instagram pages like Tinder Nightmares and Tinder Convos and Girl With No Job. A majority of women’s experiences on Tinder tend to be the same. You tell yourself you’re not looking for anything serious, you won’t get caught […]
When passing through the storms of life, please remember: 1. It could be worse, 2. It will get better. – Doe Zantamata This quote makes me think about the beginning of my relationship with my now-husband. I would describe the period around our engagement as stormy. Dating was easy. That was the calm before the […]
I set my one bag down on a large canopied hotel bed in a room that looked like it could have been plucked out of 1001 Nights. Through the oriental bedroom window, the sky was an apricot hue, as the sun slowly winked away in the west. Everything dies in the west, a wise shaikh […]
The best way to test your compatibility with your significant other is to plan a day trip to the mountains; get into an accident, spend the night in a boring town, boil to death in the hottest hotel room ever (it melted my coconut oil) and then realize that you went way, way, way over […]
DISCLAIMER: Everyone who contributed to this discussion happened to be heterosexual women, so these answers will be inspired by the profiles of heterosexual men, but many are equally applicable to people of other genders or orientations. If you’d like to answer this question in regards to people other than heterosexual men, leave a comment! *** Bumble, Tinder, […]
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