I could avoid hurt and disappointment by altering my approach and dating old-school style.
When Connor promised to sweep me off my feet, I didn’t imagine that it would be with a marriage proposal on our first date.
He arrived at my door with an engagement band, a red rose, and a basket of good intentions; missing, though, was everything that falls between meeting in person and standing at the altar.
Samson, a clean-cut businessman, traveled extensively for work.
He was upfront about his schedule when he initially reached out on Match.com, making clear that he would like to learn about me through a series of communications within the phone app.
In a more traditional dating circumstance, there may have been some butterflies and excitement, sure, but the risk of a crippling fall would have been diminished without the opportunity to climb so high in the first place.
Neither Connor nor Samson carry any more blame than I do for participating in a faulty dating ritual that is markedly contemporary, and we’re certainly not wrong in hanging on to the romantic notion of finding partners.
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Josh resides in Los Angeles, where he is the president and CEO of his own public relations firm, Breaking News PR.
We do have a responsibility, however, to take insights from our almost-relationships and bridge them to the process of looking for those that will hopefully last a lifetime.