(I'm looking at you, Courtney.)
Listen, it's fine. We aren't the only ones. A friend of mine texted me the day after Christmas to tell me she'd had a sudden spike in messages on OKCupid, and just yesterday two guys asked her out within an hour. As much as we'd all like to believe we're totally good with being single, the holidays can be rough. So whatever you did, or thought about doing, or didn't do but wish you had...just let it go. We're in this together, okay?
To start off 2014 with a positive outlook on single life, I set up a blogger event with expert dating coach David Wygant. (This is a Cupcakes & Shoes first, y'all! I'm all pro blogger now! Woo!)
I know you're thinking this is cheesy, but let me tell you something. Since implementing just a couple of David's techniques, it's been almost comical how much I've been hit on. I mean, my Catherine Malandrino backless Eiffel Tower dress helps too. But still.
A little background on how I got linked up with David:
I was catching up on Millionaire Matchmaker and feeling very lonely and pathetic, so I decided to go to Patti's website to see if she had any advice for me or at least a pep talk. I noticed she had endorsed David Wygant on her website, so I clicked over to his website to check it out. And there I signed up for his daily newsletter.
Admittedly, I felt very desperate doing this. HOWEVER. I have since convinced several friends to sign up as well, because this guy is on to something. His daily newsletter is like a little pep talk and comes with nuggets of helpful tips. And? He engaged me on Twitter, has emailed me personally, and eventually we ended up on the phone to talk about the challenges women -- and men -- face dating in DC and how to help us all.
The kicker? He went to school here and has some interesting things to say about the unique dynamics between men and women in this city. The biggest misconception that he's helped me understand is that all guys are jerks/evil/only out for one thing/from Mars. I'm beginning to understand that they are human with feelings, too. I mean, it sounds stupid but it's shifted my outlook on this whole dating thing.
Next Tuesday a few of us local single girl bloggers will have a Q&A with David, and we want to ask him questions from you! David's never done an event for Washingtonians, so take advantage of the opportunity and thank me later.
Submit questions below in the comments or on Facebook, or email me. And be sure to follow me on Twitter from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7th for live tweets!