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Dating perks: The gushy stuff

As much as I hear single people proclaim their love of being free, those same people will completely trade it all in to be with someone great. Single life has its moments, but how awesome is it to meet someone and be caught up in the haze of “love”..be honest!

That butterfly feeling you get when you see them calling. The naughty thoughts you have about them during the day. Waking up next to a person who literally makes you feel like you can conquer the world…all that gushy stuff is FUN.

What do you think are the perks of dating a great match? Do you enjoy the getting to know you part the most? Do you relish slipping into a comfortable routine with one another and merging lives the best?

Sometimes, it’s the little things that you get those gushy feelings over! What’s your favorite?

Guys – we know you get that gushy feelings too – no judgment, though! What is your favorite thing about a new romance?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

233 comments Add your comment

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
11:42 am

Anybody here ever read/watched “The Secret”????

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
11:46 am

Lady – Okay, yeah that’s alot to deal with local, much less long distance!

Light – Have read and watched both. It really had a positive affect on me. A good friend recommended it to me and I passed it along to another friend.

Lady~

January 27th, 2012
11:49 am

be back after 2 good people!

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
11:49 am

Thanks, Kimmie. My bestie has mentioned it me several times, and the positive effect it has had on her. I think I’ll check it out. :)

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
11:52 am

@SlimNu ~ beads of sweat are breaking out on my forehead…

@ITL ~ we had a MLB by the name of “Truth” who enlightened me on the book. I’ve read “some” of it (lol).

czBrat

January 27th, 2012
11:56 am

light, sectret = power of positive thinking.
watched and read it as success prep when i got into sales. some things are elementary but others are eye-openers. i still make vision boards. :)
it’s great for maintaining focus if you believe and apply it.

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
12:00 pm

When I re-read that I was like dayum, I need a bottled water. It took me right back to that moment when I wrote that, which he was sitting across from me with no clue at all hehehehehe

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
12:05 pm

I will help fund your first book publication, SlimNu!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
12:14 pm

Leggs – You sound like my folks…I have toyed with the idea to at least get some of my stuff copywritten and do a little book myself. Not necessarily publishing through a company…I could go to kinkos and throw something together lol

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
12:19 pm

You can write, SlimNu and I’m not going to sugarcoat this….you need to get off your lazy a$$ and write a book and make some moolah!!!!! (said with love). :wink:

czBrat

January 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

don’t sleep on those talents and goals, slim. my niece is doing very well as a self-published author. her novels are selling worldwide. :)

Ellez

January 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

I’m in the “gushy stuff” phaze right now and have been for about 4 1/2 months. You know what makes it feel soooo darn good? it’s because he is just as head over heels for me as I am for him! Walks through Piedmont park, movies in bed, long talks/giggling on the phone, weekend dates. i cant’ remember the last time or anytime a man needing me, wanting me just as much as I need and want him. The way he looks at me, the way he holds me, the way he picks me up in his arms, I feel forever protected, cared for and loved by him…

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
12:22 pm

I would only ever take it with love. I definitely need to BE about it.

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
12:36 pm

New love with Ellez and Lady~ Nice read, ladies!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
12:37 pm

Anybody tried the mini chicken nuggets at Mickey D’s yet?

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
12:42 pm

Ummmm, no (lol). You definitely threw that ball OUT of your court (lol).

Ellez

January 27th, 2012
12:48 pm

oh and how can i forget how fine he is… talk, dark, handsome, British, beautiful teeth, clean cut and well dressed. He’s a beautiful black man.

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
12:56 pm

Just as I suspected, too much bread and not enough chicken :-(

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
1:00 pm

And where in sam hill are all the menfolks today??? Guess they don’t want to risk a MLB violation for being to moist, ….um I meant mushy.

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:02 pm

Au contraire, Slim. I love making Mrs. Swiss gush & I’ve got the video evidence to prove it. :lol:

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
1:07 pm

swiss – I was about to slap you for not sticking with the topic but when I scrolled up and read the heading, “The Gushy Stuff”, I had to sit back down.

These McBites should be called McBreads

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
1:16 pm

@SlimNu ~ they probably thought it a violation to come on yesterday with HST and BF in the rear (lol) talking about purses.

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
1:18 pm

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
1:19 pm

Leggs – Don’t get them started…I never knew that much time could be spent talking about hand bags, wallets etc lol

I’m craving a strawberry sundae Mmmmm

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:22 pm

Thanks for the feedback on The Secret. I’m ordering it today.

I really do believe in the laws of attraction. I also believe that if something is on your heart and mind, especially if it’s positive, it’s good to share it. The last couple of days a friend that I’ve lost touch with has been on my mind. I was thinking about how much I’ve grown over the last year and realized that he, among others, was a huge support in helping me to get on the road to where I want to be. I finally sent him a text last night to tell him. I’ve gotta think that when people impact your life in a positive way, it’s good to say thanks. :)

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:22 pm

Dang Ellez, he sounds hot!

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:24 pm

Swiss Beatz – That’s right, you started your new job this month, didn’t you?

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
1:24 pm

@SlimNu ~ I was delighted that I knew what a Birkin was!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
1:26 pm

Leggs – I have heard of them too but at first glance I immediately thought about Baskin & Robins. Not sure what the connection was there. lol

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:27 pm

I think it’s hilarious that someone thought I was serious about the Birkin!

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:28 pm

Slim: Do you have ice cream on your mind? Baskin Robins, strawberry sundae, jamocha shake…. (oh wait – that last one was me!) :)

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
1:30 pm

@ITL ~ who thought you to be serious?

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
1:31 pm

ITL – When I got to ‘jamocha shake’ I almost told you God Bless you, did you sneeze? lol I guess I do have some kind of sweet treat on the brain. My best friend is preggo and she was asking when we’d get a chance to meet up for lunch and I suggested we meet for smoothies :lol:

Lady~

January 27th, 2012
1:32 pm

ITL and Kimmie what is The Secret about?!?

I believe in Laws of Attraction too

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:36 pm

@Leggs: Maybe no one, but I got the impression from a couple of comments yesterday and this morning that we were being taken seriously.

@Slim: I LOVE jamocha shakes. I won’t allow myself to go near Arby’s often, because I could drink one every day. :)

Lady~ It’s about attracting what you want in your life, based on the laws of attraction and positive thinking. (I think; I haven’t read it yet, only word of mouth)

Lady~

January 27th, 2012
1:37 pm

okay I gotta grab it! thanks

Lady~

January 27th, 2012
1:38 pm

ITL I love Arby’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:38 pm

Leggs – I was watching this show last month, forgot the name of it, about these women that run a consignment shop in NYC. One of them had a Birkin party at her home. Women would come and show off their Birkins and they could purchase or swap them. They had a guy there that was a Birkin expert. He could sniff out the fake from the real. One lady had an orginal vintage Kelly bag that was really nice. She also brought another Birkin in and put it on the table with the other Birkins. The expert deemed it fake, though a very nice fake, and told the host. She was nervous because she said those old rich women are serious about their Birkins! They pulled her aside and told her it was fake. She said she knew it, but was testing them!

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:39 pm

Lady – Yeah, what Light said. She is right.

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:42 pm

Hi kimmie… how you doin’? Yes, I did start the new gig this month. So far, so good. Especially now that I’m back home (read: not wearing pants). :lol:

Lady~

January 27th, 2012
1:43 pm

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:46 pm

But do you have on socks, Swiss???

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:47 pm

Swiss – Okay, TMI, but hey, whatever floats you & the Mrs’ boat!!LOL!!!

Leggs – The show is called Fashion Hunters, on Bravo.

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:48 pm

:lol:

kimmie — I had to stop & google “Birkin” after reading your post, ‘cos the whole time I was reading it, I was thinking “merkin” — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin

:lol:

I hate to say it, but your story was much better in my head when I was still thinking “merkin” :lol:

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:51 pm

Okay, Swiss, I’m scared to pull up that link at work, knowing you! I’ll look it up when I get home!LOL!!!

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:53 pm

ITL — Well, I am married to an Island Chica, so some of her qualities have started to rub off on me — for example, my feet get cold now. :lol: So, yes, I am wearing white tube socks & black adidas sandals. :lol:

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:53 pm

Good call, Kimmie. Since it was wikipedia I clicked on it – bad idea. :oops:

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
1:55 pm

Swiss – Your post reminds me of Orange County, with Jack Black. Seen it?

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:55 pm

kimmie — Well, for your benefit, here’s the definition, per Wikipedia:

“Merkin (first use 1617)[1] is a pubic wig. Merkins were originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia, and are now used as decorative items, erotic devices, or in films, by both men and women.”

But, please do check the link for the photos… :lol:

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:57 pm

Light/Leggs – It’s a story on essence.com about long hair being “in” right now and pics of ordinary women around NYC sporting long locks. The chick on the home page about the story has a really bad weave! The roots are rough and dry-looking while the other part is silky, therefore fake-looking!