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Lessons at 40

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - This past July and August, I worked on my tan. As I sit here typing my nose is even a little sunburned, something I would never have allowed in the darkly strict sunscreen years of my thirties. But a cool thing happened last autumn; I turned forty. I promise this post is ultimately uplifting and […]

Stories from the Borderline of Hate and Suspicion

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - In the locker room of the gym yesterday, three men changing their clothes near to me were talking about incidents of road rage and random anger they had witnessed. They were upset about how the mood on the street had changed since the last election. I could easily relate to the discussion and was relieved […]

Rock Candy Reverie on the Ride Home

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The last time I hit the road with my family, we traveled halfway across the U.S. on winding, mountain roadways to the country’s edge. I’ll admit I’m not great in a car. I’m a terrible passenger and even more anxious driver prone to motion sickness and random interjections of swear words that send my children […]

Online Dating: A Great Place to Meet Singles or A Strong Tool to Earn Money?

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Dating today has become one of the most effective tools in making interactions and mingling with the world at large. Technology has even made it better with the introduction of online dating. Today, an American can become friends with a Nigerian with just a click. Research has it that the average young adult visits the […]

Driving into My Darkness

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - (CW) It took me six years to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in psychology that was so hard-won that I couldn’t bear to deal with more school to get an advanced degree. I had been working in my father’s real estate company and when I graduated, he offered to make me his assistant. Two […]

Nearly Weeping Outside

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - “…And I should love you the more because I mangled you And because you were no longer beautiful To anyone but me.” -The Love Song of St. Sebastian T.S. Eliot   Lining each path, each road stop and roadway we traverse here, wake-robins exhibit folds thick with lashes of redemption. Course flint beneath supports our […]

The Road Trip–and the Question–That Changed My Life

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I was in my final year of university and semester break started. It had been a rather arduous stretch in which we had to complete the dreaded final year project before graduating. As such, my friends and I decided to take a road trip to tour the entire western coast of Malaysia. It was a […]

Riders on the Storm: on the Thruway During a Tornado

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - It was supposed to be a romantic adventure during the Thanksgiving holiday, our first weekend away as a new couple. At the time, he was living in Bayside, Queens, NY, supporting his widowed mother. I had my own digs in Greenwich Village but, since I would be eating a turkey dinner on Thursday with my […]

Relationship Wellness, A checklist For Individuals, Dating, and Married Couples

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - This is a Sponsored post for which we have been financially compensated for. Our sponsored post section is not written by our team and is entirely reflective of the views and beliefs of the post author Whether you are a part of a long-time marriage, or dating, it is challenging to know whether our interactions […]

Cross-Country Seeking: Road Trips Can Test a Friendship—and Bring Family Closer

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - — My dad and I shared road trips—some forty years apart. This is what happened. In the summer of 1976, our nation’s Bicentennial, my buddy Colt and I decided to buy two Harleys and ride from Miami to California. This was long before dentists and other grey-haired Republicans took to being “bikers” in late-middle age, […]

October Call for Submissions

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Fall is creeping up on us, and “creepy” might be a fun prompt for the spooky month of October.  Have you ever had an experience you can’t rationally explain?  Do you believe in spirits or spooks?  Do you find yourself at a loss while contemplating the great mysteries of life? “Life is a Mystery” will […]

Go Slow Over the Rough Parts

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The world’s first recorded road trip took place in Germany in the summer of 1888 when Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz, traveled 60 miles to visit her mother, but without the consent of her husband. She was trying to promote his new invention, the present day Mercedes-Benz, and I’ll be damned if that automobile didn’t take […]