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September 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1097798
the dress is GORGEOUS @hfantods, just catching up on this thread XDSeptember 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1097797
@hfantods, Congrats!! That is really exciting and also super awesome you found something within the GTA I presume? I have a few friends who have just bought a place, and or in the process, and it is so daunting to me! I am still probably 5 years out from getting one due to finishing school and getting back into full time well paid work. But nice to have some friends that will have bought before me and use for advice and resources.August 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm in reply to: First dates fail – advice needed #1096274
I would also consider how you filter these men out on the apps. I do my best to try and find some common ground with them, enough to feel confident that when I meet in person I have some good topics and ideas to chat about. I have found that some guys hate chatting online and just want to meet right away, and for me that doesn’t work. I want to know going in there is some good baseline rather than doing a literal blind date. The apps are a way for me to selectively choose a potential date without wasting as much time in person.
As someone who turned 30 this year, and has been online dating for almost a decade (wowza!) I do get frustrated by online dating, but my social circles haven’t produced much in the way of men I am interested in dating, so going outside that is my way to expand my opportunities (I am also pursuing a childfree lifestyle so that adds another layer of complexity and limited options). I have been casually looking since things have improved here in Canada, and I found men in my city to be very flaky and was ghosted a few times before a date even happened (with plans to meet mind you). So things right now I think are just different due to people re opening their social circles, gaining a sense of freedom and not worrying as much about dating as before.June 23, 2021 at 10:52 am in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1092133
@ktfran I was trying to get chambray, and they kept selling out! Also why I ended up with the pajama striped style. I am too nervous to do any of the bright ones, but have been eyeing the Myrrh ones. They have a sale on the Canadian site, so resisting for now!June 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1091441
@ktfran I have two pairs of those as well! I got mine in black and white with blue strips (although now they just look like pajama pants haha) I also ordered a couple pairs of their linen shorts. I was always wearing jean shorts and they are so gross in the humid weather here in the PNW/BC. So linen has been a great addition to my summer wadrobeJune 2, 2021 at 12:38 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1090271
Oh man the tiny holes at the bottom of the shirt. I have those in a lot of my shirts. I was so frustrated as I don’t wash them with jeans ever, and so can only assume the same issue, just rubbing/friction.
I have also managed to bleach some of my shirts from Old Navy, the colors have run on two of my shirts. I don’t use bleach though! Just unscented laundry liquid detergent. So annoying. Have seen it as well on my bed sheets, which may be more associated with heat burns from the dryer. Regardless, ruined.May 28, 2021 at 12:07 am in reply to: Covid Support Thread #1089984
In Canada, and the west coast here, we are getting some short term phasing plans to ‘get back to normal’ (whatever that means nowadays). We plan to be fully opened if a certain percentage of the population in BC gets their first dose, and if cases and hospitalizations continue to decline (we have a 4 phase step that would realistically open completely for Sept 1st most of our previously restricted/closed accessibilities).
As much as I am excited, there is nothing in that phased step plan for 2nd/full vaccination percentage, which worries me. Are we just not giving people an incentive to get a second dose? At 80% protection or so (depending on what you received) you may feel inclined to just be happy with the first and not get the second, especially if just having a first dose means all these things open up again.
A doctor in Alberta has chastised the Alberta Premier for their phased approach which is timed for Canada Day and the Calgary Stampede (a massive cowboy event that is held). The aptly timed phasing plan seems to be appealing to those who want to get back to business and not actually considering a longer stretch of phasing to properly reach those numbers and appropriate numbers to open again.
I also worry that we won’t reach the 70% because again, we have so many people enjoying the benefits of what 60-65% dosage in BC gets us with one vaccination, and just not pushing for the higher percentage to truly protect and give ourselves a shield against the min dosage.
We have reduced the timespan between dosages to now 8 weeks (was 16 weeks before) so many people are being contacted in the older age categories to get their 2nd, I should be fully vaccinated by end of Aug with my first dose this weekend. But man, I hate that the openings are based around getting ourselves a summer, and not getting a healthy summer.March 31, 2021 at 11:36 am in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1032801
@hfantods I am optimistic by next fall things will be good to go. So am planning for it. I will also be back to working full time so my ability to take time off and not really interrupt anything won’t be an issue either.
For the size, not sure. I don’t know if they plan to keep it small due to COVID. But my cousin is half Greek so the weddings for my cousins/her siblings were usually quite large. I should really ask and see how things are going hah
Never been to Ancaster Mills before, but been around the Hamilton area and love the falls and landscape there, such a pretty place (if you ignore the industry on the water hah)March 30, 2021 at 3:39 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1032430
@hfantods, exciting!! That’s a lot of work done so far 🙂
My cousin also got engaged within the last year and she has hers planned for next fall, fingers crossed it actually is possible with all this madness. She ended up booking at the Ancaster Mill in Hamilton, super gorgeous venue.March 29, 2021 at 4:19 pm in reply to: Covid Support Thread #1032302
My friend sent me this It is a professor that Dr Fauci has referenced a few times now They have two other videos of him answering questions regarding COVID and the vaccines.
He is a prof of Immunology. If you guys are on the up and up and this is old news, my bad 😛 With grad school I feel like I am a tad behind on high profile people with experts circulating through N America right now.
I ended up unfollowing someone on my IG last night. I don’t know them personally but was following as we were both into endurance training and was following her workouts/races when we lived in the same city area a couple years ago. Unfortunately since COVID she has repeatedly shared stories that are directly from various Trump social media, or just general wack job posts. Last nights was her criticizing us not spending more money on poverty/hunger issues over COVID, because apparently COVID is a rich person disease. I just had it after that, among the others she posted that day in similar themes. I had called her out a number of times for these but she always had some reason here or there, but the ignorance was just appalling. My feed is now a little cleaner.March 25, 2021 at 4:14 pm in reply to: DW Community Catch-up Thread (Formerly ‘Anyone going on awesome dates?’) #1032184
CONGRATS!! Glad to hear you are doing well, and considering the circumstances your little girl is doing well too. Super exciting 😀March 21, 2021 at 6:28 pm in reply to: Am I Too Clingy #1032081
Maybe I am old school, but dating exclusively and being someones GF/BF are not the same in my eyes. You can date exclusively without putting labels on things. Also, maybe old school, but labelling and being someones BF/GF after 4 weeks of dating seems…fast.
Reading your OP and the subsequent messages and responses to everyone it seems there was a lot of over thinking on your end. I text weekly with guys I start dating, but usually to book a next date or confirm things. Rarely do I get to the point one month in that daily texts are expected. That just seems like too much too fast.
Next time, take things slow. Remind yourself there is time and plenty of it right now to know someone. Relationships are not built in a day. Also, if there is a lack of reciprocation of messaging and or equal effort put forth by a person you are dating, they are most likely not that into you.