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Dating On the Phone?

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle 10 Comments

Let me shoot some personal thoughts and questions at you really quick.

Some of you may even be reading this on your smartphones right now. Smart phones are taking over the world… honestly! I know I got sucked into the smart phone hype (100% admit it but still not going to give up my iPhone5) but technology seems like it’s taking over everyone’s lives. Some people would rather text or call on the phone instead of going out and hanging out with them in REAL LIFE.

The newer generations of children are placed in the struggle. I know young toddlers that know how to operate a smart phone but can’t say full sentences yet. Isn’t that crazy?! It befuddles my mind honestly.

I know one way to communicate with someone you may have just met or just went on a date with, is to text them while you two cannot see each other in the day(s). It’s a good way of communication, I admit it. The phone and/or the Internet- emails, texts, calls, a post on her/his Facebook wall. It just seems like reality is losing its touch sometimes- especially when someone would rather do everything online instead of going out into the real world and attempting to navigate their way.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to insult the way that people are using their electronics. It’s a really convenient and free way for me to contact my family in overseas (thank you Skype) or voice-call my friends hands- free (Voxer and smart phones!) as well as keep in touch with a potential mate by sending them a quick text while running my other errands. ;)

One note though: don’t depend on your smartphone. You still need skills in the real world, everyone! :)

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Reality vs. Expectations

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle 79 Comments

Have you ever seen 500 Days of Summer? You would think that is is just like another romantic comedy movie but right from the beginning, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lets you know that this is not a love story. It is the complete opposite. The great thing about this movie is that it actually mirrors a real-life situation! 

Tom has a crush on a coworker, Summer (played by Zooey Deschanel). They end up being a couple and there’s even a great dance sequence where Tom is so happy with his life. They start drifting apart and you begin to notice that Summer is pulling away from him, literally and metaphorically. Summer breaks it off with him and Tom pines for her, even months later. There’s this amazing scene (one of my personal favorites) where he is invited to a party of hers. It’s the same scene but one side is “Expectation” where he imagines that Summer greets him, they’re good friends, laughing and spending time with each other. Next to it is “Reality” where he is greeted by Summer but it turns awkward and he ends up spending more time alone rather than with Summer.

Even though it’s not the typical rom-com (aka romantic comedy), this movie is made around the reality of a possible outcome of a relationship! It takes on a darker and less-seen side of a relationship, especially in movies. I love how it’s veered towards this rather than a typical rom-com.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it!

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Love quotes discussed, #4

Posted on: February 9th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle 10 Comments

“Love is like an earthquake- unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over, you realize how lucky you truly are.”

True. I think that in relationships, you will always have some arguments or hard times but if you just stay honest and open-minded because you really do love someone, the good times will overpower the bad times. Trust me, you will be glad that you persevered through them. (Unless he or she treats you badly and not at all how you deserve, then drop him or her. You deserve someone who loves you and treats you right!)

Just remember that even if you do get into a bad argument, there is a reason why you are with that person. For whatever reason that is (love… etc.), you always have to keep in your mind that you cannot just give up and sometimes you may have to compromise your opinions because you may want to be right all the time but that may be giving off a horrible vibe to the other person. Just keep pushing and remember that saying sorry doesn’t mean that you were wrong but it means that you love them.

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True Love Does Prevail

Posted on: January 5th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

old coupleDo you sometimes see older couples walking around somewhere you may be? I think it is adorable because it is showing that true love does prevail in some cases. Some memorable moments have been when I see the gentleman helping his wife across the street or holding hands while walking to their car. It makes me believe in love. Do you feel the same way? It makes my heart warm seeing this picture.

I have seen other pictures or gifs on the Internet where one person of the relationship is sitting somewhere alone with a description going along the lines with “this couple celebrated their anniversary at this place for 20 years and this is the first time he’s come here without her”… it pulls my heartstrings!

However, when I do see some old couples holding hands or helping each other go somewhere, etc. in the mall or the grocery store, it makes me smile. It makes me wish for a relationship where I hope I find “the one” that I can have a long relationship with until we are both old with gray hair! Searching for the perfect love may be a long and arduous journey for some people, but I think it is worth it as long as you find the one for you. :)