50 Ways to BLEEP Your Lover

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As much as we all feel that we want a Sweetheart, it is darned scary to actually put yourself out there. So often when I tell people what I do, I get responses that sound like, *Oh, that is so interesting, I’d love to hear more about it. I really would like to find a mate, BUT….* and then come a zillion reasons why they haven’t or won’t.

If you are reading this, you probably are at least THINKING about going looking. But take a half step towards it, and your fears jump forward, ready to trip you and beat you back over the line to safety.

I want to hear more! Send me (diana@loveawake.com) any reason that you can think of why you shouldn’t go about finding yourself a Sweetie.

50 Ways to BLEEP Your Lover!

  • I have to lose a few pounds first.
  • I just started a new job and am too stressed.
  • I just lost my job and am too stressed.
  • I have to pay off a few bills first.
  • I want to wait ’til my kids are out of the house (they are 6 and 10 now).
  • My parents just died and I need to heal for the next 20 years.
  • I have no track record with eligible and appropriate men so why ruin a perfect record?
  • I might get a nibble with the cyberdating thing and then what excuse would I have!
  • Yeah, I may have lost 51 pounds, but I still have 30 to go and I never found the profile that says their ideal date has 5 pounds of extra skin on her belly!
  • I might have to go to funeral in two weeks.
  • I have to shampoo my hair.
  • I have to shampoo my dog.
  • I have to shampoo my carpet.
  • Since my wife left me, I’m not sure whether I’m most attracted to men, women, or animals…
  • I might actually get what I say I want, and then what?
  • But then again, I don’t know what I want, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
  • I just don’t have time right now to get into a relationship. (But of course I won’t give up my soaps and romance novels.)
  • It is not the time to try and blend a family.
  • Men can’t be trusted.
  • They’re already married.
  • If they are nice, they are gay.
  • They are still living with Mom.
  • I sure would like to have a partner, but I like things just the way they are.
  • I’d have to take off my clothes?
  • I want to love and be loved, but that means caring and risking getting hurt, and I don’t want to get hurt.
  • I’d never be able to make space in my closet.
  • I don’t want to give up my freedom, have to account to anyone.
  • I wouldn’t want anyone who would want me.
  • You mean, go on a date? I haven’t been on a date in 23 years!
  • I don’t have time.
  • I’d have to clean my house.
  • What would I wear?
  • And make my dog sleep on the floor?
  • I have to walk the cats.
  • My library needs reorganizing.
  • I have to cross-index my videos and DVDs.
  • I have to mow the lawn first.
  • My belly button is full of lint!
  • Still healing from a previous relationship breakup (never mind that it has been 4 years!!)
  • My ex wouldn’t like it.
  • He says that this time, he’ll leave his wife as soon as she has the baby.
  • My roommate is more attractive than I am.
  • I don’t have ESPN.
  • My tan has faded.
  • I’m waiting for the sale at Victoria’s Secret.