The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020


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Sep 10, 2015
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I think dating yourself is basically self care! Like you're worth it so be good to yourself. I love self care so I'm all over that. But I admit it would be a little weird to go to "romantic" places by myself. Would be fine to go with friends, but don't have much of that here. I have my bf. Been together for almost 4 years. But long term future is uncertain because he can't make up his mind about kids. I decided long ago that I'm not having them and still feel the same way.


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I was surprised when I googled this for the first time and the amount of results that came up. You can just google "how to date yourself" and you'll find a lot of different articles. But here is one out of the lot.

It's not a great article but just an example. Reminds me of the time I was supposed to go to the movies with a friend but she forgot we had plans so I went on my own. I had so much fun. Felt like a date but ya know... with only me.
Thanks for the link! Looks like I've been dating myself since high school, haha. I love going to the movies, shopping, and dining by myself. My favorite is when the movie theater has no other people. <3


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Orbiting the Earth. . .
I think when people call it "dating myself" it adds a sense of empowerment in a way. It sounds very confident to me, like, "Ouh, yes! I am dating myself!"

I don't know, that's just me. Instead of saying 'self care'. The idea of that never encouraged me to do it because it felt like a chore until I started loving myself.
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Early-ish gel strips update:

Some chipping has started on my thumbs but that was my fault because I'm rough with my hands and I was mercilessly picking at something.

They are still on pretty good. There is some slight lifting in some areas. The adhesive is also "melting" and coming down the sides of the strips. But other than that, so far so good. Even after 2 whole weeks.

*Photots on the top were taken after application. Photos on the bottom are from this morning.
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