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I am officially a bona fide dating expert, y'all (Updated with new time)

Feb 19, 2014

Working in PR and journalism has always been a catch 22 for me, because while I love writing stuff for other people to say and about what other people have said, I also, really like being the center of attention. Will I ever be interviewed?  I have often pondered during my career. 

I long fought the categorization of "dating blogger," but no more, dear readers, no more. You see, blogging about dating isn't what it was when I began blogging. It used to be more of a Carrie Bradshaw style of writing, and I always felt strongly that I was not Carrie Bradshaw

But now, a Singleton again, I find myself facing a new set of problems in the dating world. I have told several friends that the game has changed since I was hibernating in a relationship. Jumping back in has been rocky, and I'm finding my old mantra -- At least it'll give me material for my blog! -- just isn't good enough anymore. And not only that, but the dating bloggers I used to know are no longer blogging about dating. 

I can't tell you how many readers have reached out to me for advice in the past six months since my breakup. I couldn't figure out why...I'm obviously an expert at being single! Right?! 

But I'm beginning to realize that the DC Singletons (and elsewhere Singletons) need a voice, someone to talk frankly about dating to help them make sense of it all.

So what's a single girl blogger to do? 

Educate herself, conduct social experiments, and write about it.

So, there you have it. I surrender. I'm a dating blogger. It's my civic duty, as far as I'm concerned.

But I'm not entirely self-proclaimed here, y'all. Because...

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is happy to announce another event in our popular Love and the 21st Century series exploring love in contemporary times. 

On Wednesday, February 26thwe will have Dating in the District: A Panel on Business, Blogging, and Finding the Perfect Mate in Washington. Library Associate Erika Rydberg will be joined by five panelists who will discuss approaches (from their business or life) to finding love and where society is moving on the dating and love-finding front. All five panelists are based in the D.C. area. The discussion will include two local bloggers— Mary of Cupcakes & Shoes and Valeria of Notes Between Friends—and representatives from local businesses including Washington Post’s Date LabA Little Nudge and Hinge.

Details at

Venue Address: 
3260 R Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20007
United States
Phone: 202-727-0232
Okay so they didn't get my name right. *sigh* But still -- I'm going to be on a panel. With someone from the Washington Post. And Hinge!!! 

The panel discussion with Q&A starts at 7 p.m. and is free, so you're all going to come and make me feel special, right?

Grab the calendar reminder here on POPville. (POPville! AHH!)

Oh my gosh my armpits are sweating. What am I going to wear???????

See you there! Please and thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Kelley FrankThu Feb 20, 05:17:00 PM

    I so wish I could be there! You will be awesome!