For the first time in over six years, I'm completely single, with no prospects lined up. Unlike the vast majority of my friends, though, I know I don't want any prospects. Yes, I'm living the cliché: single and ready to mingle. Perhaps I should backtrack a bit ...
Way back when, I was living the life of a single college gal. I was meeting men everywhere, not looking for anything serious, and enjoying myself and my time with friends. One of those friends broke up with his girlfriend, and over the course of a few months, we got much closer. I started spending less time with the other guy I was seeing and, before I knew it (well, several months later, actually), I was in a full-blown relationship.
As with any long-term relationship, we had our ups and downs, but this summer we decided to go our separate ways, which is how I found myself navigating the dating scene for the first time, well, ever.