simply catching up

Today, I’m not revealing a book cover or announcing a new release, I’m just going to share a few thoughts currently on my mind.

I broke down and joined an online dating site last month. I’m not going all-in and revolving my life around “the search,” but I check out my matches every couple of days and have been on two dates already. I still hope to meet someone through introductions or simply living my life and doing the things I enjoy, but as the old saying goes, “it only takes one.” So far, there are two things that totally turn me off about many of the profiles I’m seeing. One: the negativity. “Please be local. Not looking for long-distance ladies!” “None of this lunch date nonsense. If you can’t spare an evening for dinner, how are you going to have time for a relationship?” “Please no pictures of you with your pets.” I shudder when I read profiles like this. How about posting what you do want and simply ignoring the profiles that don’t meet your criteria? By doing it your way, you sound bossy, full of yourself, and not like anybody I’d want to date.

But even more repulsive, to me, are the men who say they are looking for women who, at their oldest, are still ten years younger than them. If you’re a forty-eight-year-old man who isn’t even willing to meet someone even five years younger than you (or God forbid a year older), you better have the body of Channing Tatum, the brains/success of Jeff Bezos, and the sense of humor of Jimmy Fallon. And you know you don’t. Get over yourself. Even when my age falls into their criteria, it really turns me off.

If you’re dating or can remember back that far, what are/were some of your biggest turn offs?

Moving on. What is with this new trend in men’s tailoring where the pant length is so short? I don’t care if it’s the newest thing, high-waters are not attractive. I was on the street next to a very well-dressed, attractive thirty/forty-something man. Naturally, I checked him out. I was “yea” until I saw his ankle-exposing pants and it was all “nay” from there. Just because it’s in style, doesn’t mean it looks good. What do you all think of this new trend: Yea or Nay?


I love my blog, but with all the hype about newsletters, I’ve set one up on Mailchimp. I haven’t figured out how I’m going to use it, but I know my subscribers will get treats likely not accessible to anyone else, whether it be free books, giveaways, or first-looks at new covers/titles. The sign-up is below and also on the right sidebar of my website. You can unsubscribe at any time.

I’ll be announcing the title of my November release with Henery Press in June. I’m beyond excited about this book! While I finalize the editing process and await the cover art, I’m working on the third Blogger Girl book, releasing in April, 2018. I’m planning a wedding, something I’ve never had to do before, and my street team already helped me choose the flavor for my couple’s wedding cake. If you’re interested in joining the street team, please reach out for details.

Finally, I’m giving away two print copies of Kim vs. the Mean Girl on Goodreads. Enter between now and May 31st. (U.S. only.)

I think that’s enough for today. I have a client manuscript critique to work on, a monthly word count to meet, and dinner plans tonight. And I haven’t even showered yet. TMI?

Until next time.


  1. susandyer1962 on April 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Good luck with your on line dating! Way back when, I tried it and many times their on line profiles were hideous!! Some are so full of themselves and after you meet them, the first thing you think is “no wonder you are single” lol I think guys think that even though they are over 40…..20 year old women are totally into them!! Yeah sure, they are into you but not you exactly! Your money!!!

    About the high waters……floods are just wrong!! Have you ever seen a man wearing capris??? Ugghhh, I laugh every time!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    • meredithgschorr on April 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      It pisses me off, especially when we’re the same age, I look so much better than him, yet he thinks I’m too old for him. Ugh.

      Some trends are just…I don’t even know what to say. I hope this one doesn’t last.

      Enjoy your weekend, too! And thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. susandyer1962 on April 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Lol okay from one Yankee fan to another……..go take a shower! Hahaha

  3. Amy on May 1, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with you. A friend of mine just started online dating and so far, she’s having some luck with one of the guys. She’s had several dates, and things are going well. About the “flood pants,” I didn’t know it was a thing. I guess I’m used to looking at my old husband. Ha ha. But, if everything else seems OK, you could give it a go and ignore the pants. As time progresses, you could wean him off the bad clothing choice 🙂

    • meredithgschorr on May 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thanks, for reading Amy! Of course – the online dating comment was separate and apart from the short-pants trend 🙂 I’m glad things are going well with your friend. I guess the online dating thing works better for some than others. It worked better for me when I was younger.

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