The dating game is much different today than it was compared to 20 years ago. With today’s technology is it actually harder to date someone?
What is Wine and Lipstick? Honestly, I am not 100% sure yet. I have this idea in my head of what I can see it becoming, but will it be that?
My thought is it will be a lifestyle cocktail blog. Sex in the City meets wine so to say. So yes there will be the occasional cocktail recipe on it, I do after all write a food blog, Seduction in the Kitchen.
Wine and Lipstick
Wine and Lipstick came to be because I wanted another creative outlet. I love whipping up recipes and expressing it through Seduction in the Kitchen, but I am also a Libra, which means creativity just runs through my veins.
So this idea of a cocktail-centric blog came to me after a conversation with my GBF, (gay best friend.) We were chatting over, well men and dating. We were enjoying a couple of drinks as we gossiped into the evening. If I was to label my GBF, he would be Samantha, without a doubt.
Anyway, that conversation, the drinks, plus I need sometimes an escape from my day to day life as a single, divorced phlebotomist, who also has a food blog. The idea of how can channel girl talk and cocktails into a blog. So Wine and Lipstick came to be after that.
The Dating Game
Oh the dating game, my has it changed. At one time, you could meet someone chance. It could be in the park, through a friend, at a church social.
If that wasn’t working, then you go to the bar in hopes of being picked up by some cute handsome man. Hopefully, he would be a doctor, and whisk you away like Cinderella. Yes, we really set our standards high for a guy in a crowded bar who buys you a margarita.
Today’s Dating Technology
Now the bar scene is just so retro in hopes of finding, “the one.” To be in the dating game today you go to dating websites and Tinder. It is hard to sell yourself in a bar, but to write an essay on why you would be great to date, my god it is torture. Most people can not sell themselves.
Let’s not forget, you have to have a profile photo. Suck the gut in or just wear some Spanx, which is, by the way, a woman’s best friend ladies. It really sucks that fat in and makes you look sexy.
Anyway, we are the hardest critics on our looks when comes to photos. You do all the tricks to get that perfect profile photo:
- Tilt the head so your jaw looks more angular.
- Stick your chin out so the double chin doesn’t show.
- Find the right light, that way you look softer.
Then as you look at the photos the thoughts that go through your head:
- When did I get a zit?
- OMG! I need tweezers, I just spotted a black hair on my chin!
- Why does my face look so fat?
- The bags under my eyes, Oh god do I look old.
- I hate smiling! Looks so fake! It makes my cheeks look like I’m a chipmunk!
No need to worry, there are filters you can use. Plus you can use Photoshop and make yourself look like a twenty-year-old model, when in fact over 40 with that handy invention. Which in a way is contradicting to your headline, “I am an honest and sincere woman.”
Dating Game and Dinner
We go through all that so we can go out on a date with someone. Sometimes you just need to get out of a rut. So you go out on a date just to go out.
Sometimes, there is another dating game that gets played, you broke and need to eat. So go out with a guy just so you can get dinner. Then you never talk to the poor guy again. Yes, it is ghosting, but it is a game that does get played.
Speaking of ghosting, what is this part of the dating game? I admit I was ghosted by a man and I could not for the life of me figure out what I did wrong. It is horrible when you have it done to you.
Technology and Dating Game
Maybe we become too needy thanks to the technology when comes to dating. Maybe that is why people ghost each other. Let’s think about this for a minute.
Back in the days of landlines, you would go on a date, kiss goodnight. You didn’t call that date every 5 minutes just to say things like:
- I miss you
- What are you doing?
- Are you thinking of me, I am thinking of you
Yet, we do this with cell phones and texting. All day long we will text someone different small little things. Yet, we won’t call them every minute with that same little things.
Maybe that is why ghosting started, we just annoyed the hell out of someone? Then we get pissed because we can see that they read the text, so why they not texting back LOL to what I wrote?
Then when we are in the same room together, we don’t talk to each other. Maybe because things we would talk about I just texted you every five minutes, deleting what could have been a nice conversation?The #DatingGame is much different today than it was compared to 20 years ago. With #technology is it actually harder to #date someone? https://goo.gl/595KUp Plus #STRAWBERRYCHAMPAGNE #COCKTAILClick To Tweet
STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Wow, dating is a headache. Thank god we can just relax and enjoy a cocktail! Nothing like a girly cocktail, right? At least with a cocktail, we don’t have to get pretty. Worry about selling ourselves in hopes of impressing the right cocktail.
No, we just like to take selfies of us drinking one and put on Instagram. Give me a bubbly fruity cocktail anytime. So let me introduce you to a Strawberry Champagne Cocktail.
Since this is the first post on Wine and Lipstick, I decided champagne cocktail was perfect for this debut post. Plus it is pink, there is nothing that says this is a girly drink like a drink that is pink right? Strawberries and champagne go so well together.
So let’s sit back, relax and enjoy this bubbly strawberry flavored cocktail! Till next week, cheers!
Check Out This Cocktail Recipe
Strawberry Champagne Cocktail is a champagne cocktail that is infused with strawberry.
- 1 Tablespoon strawberry syrup
- 1/2 ounce lemon vodka
- 8 ounces champagne
Add lemon vodka, strawberry syrup into a wine glass.
Give a nice stir.
Next, pour in chilled champagne.
Then sit back and relax and ENJOY!