Dating a shy girl

Unsurprisingly, I am watching Season 3 of Married at First Sight. It’s addicting, I’m afraid, and I definitely want to see the couples succeed!

This season I was particularly struck by the pair of Ashley and David. David is super-outgoing and wants to talk about everything (and-apparently-has a timeline for physical affection!) while Ashley is the more reticent and introverted partner. It’s a pair that probably could work really well if they both tweaked how they look at each other’s communication styles.

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I don’t look like I “need” a man


A male friend told me that I appeared too “self sufficient” to “need” a man. Which (in his opinion) is why I am still single. He obviously thought he was being helpful but that comment really rubbed me the wrong way.

(Full disclosure: I wrote an “angry feminist” version of this post-which has since been deleted-before I calmed down and was able to write a rational one.)  Continue reading