Who the Heck Are You to Give Me Advice?

So, before I start rambling and raving about the ‘dos and dont’s’ of dating, I think it is important that you understand a bit about my dating history. Ever since I was a teenager, people have always told me that I had a “knack” for picking the good ones. This, I assure you, is not the case; it is more that I have a knack for weeding out the bad ones ruthlessly, which leads me to deep connection and love. This is not to say that I haven’t suffered heartbreak, faced rejection or let a bad relationship string out for way too long, but I will admit that I am good at knowing a good thing when I see one and at cultivating lasting connections.

In my life I have had three long term relationships: a four year relationship with my high school sweetheart, who has now gone on to be a top engineer at Google, a year with my college boo, a marketing wizard who is now crushing it in Toronto, and my current boyfriend of five years, an exotic heart-throb currently studying at one of the top 5 business schools in the world (and we have successfully been in a long distance relationship for over a year now – Eeek!). Sprinkled amongst these wonderful men I have had a few A-list actors and athletes, some massive mistakes, and some big ol’ missed opportunities. Nevertheless, I am grateful for everything that this crazy love life has taught me, and I hope to impart some of that humble wisdom onto you. I believe that everyone deserves love and that it is within everyone’s reach, you just need to love and believe in yourself enough to find it. It’s not about games or manipulation – its about showing up as your best possible self and truly believing that YOU are a person that is worth knowing. Whoever said “you can’t make somebody love you” clearly didn’t read The Lovely Life!

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