Dating... a new Primp and Proper Series

Dating... one of the most taboo topics these days to discuss online. Why is that? I mean we all talk daily to our friends about dating, relationships, and seek advice on how to handle the Tinder guy that just ghosted. Dating is a topic many of us are so open about in person, yet embarrassed to put our thoughts on it in writing.

It makes total sense. Up until today, I had serious reservations about sharing such a personal side of my life on this blog. Not because I was afraid of sharing, or that the guy I went out with once in college may read this and think "oh, this is entirely about me, isn't it?!" No, because the odds of him finding my blog are minimal at best, and the odds of him actually thinking something was about him... oh wait, it was always about him.

Any who, back to the taboo-ness of this topic.

Why are people so afraid to share with the world they're dating?! It's something we all do. That's how we meet our ultimate soulmate, get married and create a family. Dating is one of the most prevalent topics for a twenty-thirty something, so why not discuss it more? Odds are we're all dealing with the same situations. A** holes who break our hearts, the emotional hipster who divulges way too many "loves and babes" too soon, the guy who looks good on paper but ultimately it doesn't click, and my favorite... the man who just ghosts (for the older generation, that means a guy just stops replying, texting you back and ultimately disappears).

One of my goals this year for the blog was to be more open with y'all on this site, and incorporate more writing. If you want to see just pictures, head over to Instagram. If you want to just shop, I have a shop page. But I originally started this blog to write. To keep up with my love of writing, and to talk about topics I wanted to discuss.

So I decided to implement a new series.

I was inspired by Grace of The Stripe blog. If you don't follow her, do it. She recounts hilarious stories, situations and dates in a new series as well. Somehow she's my dating spirit animal. We both have very similar stories, which she's able to share with a hilarious and sarcastic tone. Hashtag, goals.

So after reading Grace's dating journey, I decided it was time to share my own. dun-dun-duuuunn

If you are one of my close friends you know I have a mass arsenal of horrible, no good, very bad date, stories to recount. While ultimately I want to keep these unfortunate souls' privacy, I plan to use the ones who have inspired this new series to talk about dating in general. Hopefully this will create a dialogue between us all, as I know many of you have or will experience similar things. I'll add these posts in ever so often on our off days, Wednesdays. Think of it as a mid-week treat! Let me know your thoughts on this new series, what topics you'd like to see covered, and if you think this is just a terrible idea and I should scratch it all together. As always, this site is just as much about you as it is about me. So I want to make sure I'm covering things you want to read about. I appreciate your support and feedback. I'll be back next Wednesday with my first volume of the dating series. Stay tuned!!


Girl Meets Bow said...

I can't wait to read the series! I'm in the dating scene too and it is no joke! Glad I'm not the only one with stories to share :)

Grace (The Stripe) said...

Aw so happy you like my stories (and that we're spirit animals). Well, not happy for you as that could make things rather interesting.. but you know what i mean. Xo

Primp & Proper said...

It really is comforting when you know you're not alone. Hope you enjoy reading along!! Xo

Primp & Proper said...

Yes, know what you mean lol Thanks so much for inspiring me to share my own stories. Can't wait for your new dating series and to read more. It's always nice knowing others are going through the same thing. Xo

Lauren Michelle said...

YES! So happy you started this series, and I cannot wait to see you write more! I think you have a great writing style, and this is definitely something girls want to read about...I know I do!

You already have me hooked :)


Unknown said...

I can't wait to read these! If it's anything like the absolutely ABSURD stories I accumulated in the brief few months last summer when I was dating and new to the city...it will be a great series! (I experienced my first "ghosting" and it was the strangest thing I had ever seen!!)


Primp & Proper said...

Hope you enjoy Olivia!! Honestly we all have them. It sucks at the moment, but these bad dates make for a great laugh now! haha

Eeekk, we'll have to trade stories... cause you better bet I'll have a special post on ghosting. Maybe next week?! Xo

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks for your encouragement to create the series and eventually my new york times best seller ;) appreciate your support!! xo

Rachel said...

I can't wait to read this series! I've been with my boyfriend forever, so no crazy dating stories here. But I do love to hear about them from others! There are some crazy guys out there!!

Primp & Proper said...

There definitely are! Can't wait to share!!