So what is March in the Men exactly?
It's a personal dating challenge I created and completed, inspired by Tamara D. Johnson, author of this book (it's really great, you should order one).
What possessed me to do such a thing??
Hmm, that's a great question! I never would have thought in a million years that I would do anything like this! But, I guess I realized I needed an attitude adjustment and a push in the right direction when it came to dating... this post explains how I found myself ready to give it a go.
Purpose for the Project:
So I realized one night (as I was listening to this lady talk at a fireside about her own dating experiences, relationships and what she learned from her 31 Dates in 31 Days project) that maybe I’d gone about dating all wrong. And after years of experience I’d only become more frustrated with the whole thing. Maybe it was because I was developing this growing anxiety of becoming old and awkward? Or maybe it was because I, like so many women, was guilty of investing far too many hopes and expectations in those initial dates with a guy. All of which are unfair and altogether unrealistic. So I decided I needed a new approach. A complete revamp. A dating do-over. Yep, I decided to take on Tamara’s dating challenge! I went back to the basics folks. No more vying for dates to turn into my next relationship or waiting to date a guy I’m “sure I can fall in love with.” (<-train wreck!) It was time to just be present, master the moment, overcome those "first date" hangups and learn to appreciate each man for who he is, even if he's not my "Mr. Right." I hoped to learn a thing or two about myself in the process as well. Ultimately, I wanted to stretch myself beyond my normal boundaries and gain a fresh perspective as I meet new people and mix things up a bit.
To go on at least 15 first dates (maybe 31...?)
One month. March 1 - March 31, 2012