My Dating Life's Making Me Ugly!

Carrie Seim's dating life is supposedly making her ugly, but she doesn't care!
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My Dating Life’s Making Me Ugly!

… and I don’t care!

-Carrie Seim

Ugly Girl

Legend has it that you can tell when someone has a happy love life just by looking at them. They have a sparkle in their eye, a flush in their cheeks and a spring in their step. SUPPOSEDLY. I think the more obvious signs are dark circles, zitty skin and a big old grin.

I’m a late bloomer when it comes to love. After years of staying home from the dating prom, I’m finally peeling my petals off the wall.

In the last couple of years, I’ve gone from lonesome Friday night TiVo marathons to more dates than I can count. This zero-to-60 change was mostly an occupational hazard. (Because dating columnists kind of have to, you know, go on dates once in awhile.) My Love/Sex Writer Extraordinaire title has afforded me new confidence and gusto when it comes to meeting men.

Old me, upon seeing a hot guy on a bicycle: “Hi … um. Hi? Okay, bye!”

New me, upon seeing a hot guy on a bicycle: “Nice bike. Hey, I’m writing an article about dating and bicycles, can I ask you some questions over drinks?”

(Seriously, use that line, ladies. 100 percent guaranteed.)

Here’s the thing – all this dating is great! Meeting interesting people, visiting romantic locales, bingeing on a diet of compliments and flowers, kissing and telling about it all – has been an incredibly enlivening experience.

But here’s the other thing – all this dating is making me ugly! Okay, not exactly ugly (or so I’m told). I still manage to pull my hair, makeup and clothes into an alluring little package. It’s just that I’m burning the midnight oil, which means my once-vigilant bedtime beauty routine is frequently sacrificed for the good of a Saturday night seduction.


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0 thoughts on “My Dating Life's Making Me Ugly!

  1. needcoffee says:

    just wait until you’re married with kids :)

  2. hipstergal23 says:

    no tips but I loved your article!

  3. alterego says:

    LOL no kidding needcoffee!

  4. MissPinkSlip says:

    If dating makes you ugly, then I can’t wait to be downright fugly.

  5. bkstar says:

    I have to agree with this whole article – I am in the same boat – but its SOOOO worth it!

  6. gisella1998 says:

    Yes, I have a tip, Pomega5 green tea moisturizer, it smells fantabulous. my boyfriend loves the smell of it cause it’s not perfumey, it has a very fresh clean scent. Plus its 100% organic so I think if you accidentally ingest it in one of your hot and heavy make-out sessions it will be ok :) No need to be ugly and popular with the boys anymore..this will make you glow and it smells great.

  7. Fern says:

    Oooh, that green tea moisturizer sounds great!

  8. blondeelicious says:

    Balance, balance, balance! You don’t have to go out on a date every night of the week silly girl! Being single is so wonderful, between having an active social life, dating and taking time for yourself, it’s all about making time for the things that matter and make you feel good :)

  9. makings_of_me says:

    Same here. Newly single and it gets lonely so trying to fit dating into your other life is hectic…But sometimes I find that you gotta turn off the cell and just take a hot bath. Rejuvinate, just chill and learn more about you then put that out into the world. Positive = Positive.

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