Relationships & Love

The Perfect LEGO Wedding Proposal

That typical engagement ring box is SO 2013. What better way to ask someone to build a future together than to build a wedding proposal out of Legos?! My brother proved that Legos aren’t just for kids anymore by proposing to his girlfriend in an elaborate Lego scene.

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My brother Danny and his new fiance Stasia share a love for all things nerdy. Everything down to superheroes, comic books. action figures, and yes… Legos. When it came time to pop the question, incorporating all this into the proposal was essential!

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After countless hours of searching for the right set and a couple days of building, Danny presented Stasia with an eye-spy she will never forget. Above is the whole set and right in the middle you have Bruce Wayne on bended knee proposing to Poison Ivy. (The kicker: Stasia was Poison Ivy for Halloween their first year of dating. And yes, she has red hair!). Once she saw the ring she said yes and now they are planning to live happily ever after!

Some close ups of the structure below:

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Leave your congrats to my brother and future sister-in-law in the comments!

13 Reasons I Passed On Your Online Profile

While many of my friends have found love from online dating, it seems more and more like finding a needle in a haystack. Finding a normal guy in the real world is hard enough but give them the Internet to hide behind and the freaks come out to play. Ladies, try to dodge these bullets. Men, please take note that you are creeping us out, BIG TIME.

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Ummm.. NO?! I do not want to be raped by you, strange man from the Internet. Thanks anyway.

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Did you just admit this on the Internet for everyone to see?! I don’t know what’s worse. The fact that you think this is acceptable to put out into the world or the fact that you actually believe this.

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You cannot be that excited about everything. Enough with the exclamation points !!

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Sarcasm is really hard to pull off online. Unless you’re serious… in which case I am even less interested.

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You lost me at “I’m 18”

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The fact that you said, “I don’t bite” makes me think you do. 

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Self explanatory.

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Gee, I hope so.

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It started out so well and then BAM. Nothing attracts a woman like bringing STDs into the conversation.

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This is just a personal pet peeve of mine. Yes, I get it. We all need water and air and stuff to live. It’s not that clever.

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It doesn’t bother me the amount. What bothers me is someone who is willing to put their salary on the Internet for strangers to see. That’s weird, no?

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I like dogs.

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You got it right the second time! Know the difference between “you’re” and “your.”

What sends you running for the hills?

Tales From Online Dating: OKCreeper Part 6

Another day, another scary online dating message. In case you were concerned, there is no shortage of creepers in the world of online dating. Let’s check up this round-up…

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Some context – In one of my pictures I am holding a dog. Now this message is weird.

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Ah! You’re Jewish! That’s all I needed to know.

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100% not interested.

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This message basically just propositioned me to have casual sex. Men are so charming these days.

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Whoa.. slow down buddy.

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Coming on a bit strong Frank.

5 Things I Do Wrong On The First Date

I have been on many a first date… not as many seconds dates. Unlike other women who think, “what went wrong?! I thought he liked me?!” I’m actually pretty self aware when things don’t go that well. Frankly, there are things about my personality that make me an AWFUL first date.

1. I talk too much. Always. I don’t know how to shut up. You legitimately have to cut me off or else I will keep going. Silence makes me uncomfortable and I won’t stand for it.

2. I don’t listen well. Probably because I’m thinking of what to say next to avoid the uncomfortable silence. Some people are offended when they are asked the same question multiple times… Unfortunately I’m a bad listener with a terrible memory. Be prepared to repeat yourself.

3. I am easily triggered to geek out. Almost always, you walked right into this one. You were the one who brought up Harry Potter. You didn’t know it would lead to a 30 minute tangent on how I thought the Goblet of Fire was the worst of the movie adaptations. But you did start it…

4. I will sometimes make inappropriate jokes. Not because I’m weird and trying to offend you but because I don’t know they’re inappropriate until after I say them out loud. And then I can’t take them back. And then I feel uncomfortable as well.

5. I might make a judgmental face in your direction. Partially because I can’t control it. I promise I’m not judging you! That’s just my initial reaction. With some explanation I almost always come around…

To be continued until I find (or you so honestly point out) other first date flaws… 

The Check Dance

It’s a first date. The bill has come. Now the fun begins…

I am going to reach for it. I’m a grown woman with a job who can pay for her own drinks. Deal with it.

I in no way expect to pay for it. While I am a grown woman with a job who can pay for her own drinks, I am also a lady who expects a little chivalry from the guy on a first date. I am fully capable of paying for you AND I offered so you should do the same.

I will be utterly baffled if you let me split it with you. Sure, earlier in the night I said “I’ll get the next round” but only to be polite.

I will be downright angry if you let me pay for the whole thing. I will… since I offered… but I only said that because I didn’t actually think you would go through with it.

I will not be made to feel guilty about you paying. There is nothing attractive about you making faces or complaining that it was expensive. You picked the place… you should have known the prices.

I am slightly impressed when you don’t look at the bill at all. Not because “money is no object” but because you don’t play games. You knew you were going to pay tonight so it is what it is. No reason to awkwardly inspect it.

I fully intend to pay if we go out again. Whether you let me pay for half or the full thing I will not hold this against you. I want you to pay first but I don’t expect you to pay every time. I also won’t put up too much of a fight if you really want to pay for date two.

Tales From Online Dating: OKCreepers Part 5

Back to the online dating game. Same creepers, different day. What would you do with these messages?

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That doesn’t creep me out… No… Not at all…

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Clever. I will give you that. But I’m gunna go with Guantanamo.

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Being a med student allows you to be a creeper? That’s news to me.

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If someone actually said this in real life, I’m not sure how I would respond. It is so beyond cheesy that I can’t handle it.

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Note: this was a SECOND message. After I didn’t respond to the first, he sent through this one. Now I know I made the right choice.

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That was the whole message. Yup.

6 Reasons I Left Tinder

The very popular dating app which acts as a “hot or not” tool has completely failed me. I am waving my white flag and giving up. Here’s why:

1. The Naked Guy.

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What the fuck dude. I was not expecting your ass in my face,

2. The Mis-labeled Guy.

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Seeing as I put “Girl seeking Guys” something here isn’t right… Peggy must be wondering why she isn’t getting any matches.

3. The Married Guy.

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Even if you are divorced… this is not the picture you use to WOO me. 

4. The Underaged Boy.

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I don’t care what age you listed. You are 12.

5. The Mystery Guy.

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Which one are you?

6. The Creepy Guy.

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Annnnd I have nightmares.

Tales From Online Dating: OKCreeper Part 4

Back by popular demand (okay we’re really just back because we have some more creepy messages), we have another addition of OKCreeper for you! OKCupid never seems to disappoint and lately we have been blessed with some interesting messages for your viewing pleasure:

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Huh?! If you looked at my profile you would have seen that I speak English and only English. HOWEVER, I am a resourceful girl and know how to use Google so I see this is what you really meant to send me:

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My response to this…. Huh?!
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What a guy. He complimented me, sent me a smiley face, etc. #swoon. It was only until a few hours later when I got this…

 

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Ahh the old copy and paste trick! He almost got away with it but I guess he forget he already got me. PASS.
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No.
Have you done online dating? Any funny stories to share?

Tales From Online Dating: OKCreeper Part 3

Welcome back to another addition of OKCreeper! If you were every curious about joining the online dating scene (OKCupid specifically) here is a quick look at what you would be getting into. Some of these are mine and others from friends. The names of these suave men have been deleted as to protect their identity. To see more OKCreeper click here.

 

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I appreciate that you want to have a conversation right away but does it have to be super awkward about sex? Your intentions are clear and I am running for the hills.
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Yep. This was written by a male. Stop using more smiley faces than me!
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Serious question. Is that a serious question?

Have you done online dating? Any funny stories to share?