Cheap Date: Blog with your Sweetie

by YourTango on August 14, 2009 in Lifestyle,News

couple learning 150Hey hey. Good news. Over at the New York Times, super sourpuss Paul Krugman thinks the economy may have cratered. Mr. Brightside warns that before we all buy jet skis and charter flights to Monaco to realize things are still grim. Saving more and spending less is a pretty good policy. But dating, mating and the whole relating shebang are tough to do without spending dough. That’s when you gotta get creative.

This time around, technology is your buddy (unless they took our jobs!). Try creating a blog with your new (or old, if you’re daring) squeeze. A blog is a great medium for getting stuff off of your chest. You can seek consensus, find advice or just shock, titillate and entertain. The “single woman on the town” blog is the digital inheritor of Candace Bushnell’s “Sex And The City” column and is generally some of the most entertaining writing on the web. There’s no reason that you can’t turn that exercise in romantic solipsism into a Jack N’ Jill adventure.

Writing things down (and reading them before you hit send) is a great way to collect thoughts and express oneself without being too “on the spot.” Somehow, some intimate things are easier to write (even if upwards of 100 people may read it) than to say. And I’ve learned that whether you’re posing a question or talking out of your heinie, there are many, many webizens willing to set you straight and a little unbiased advice is rarely a bad thing. If you and your opposite number are new to the self-publishing game, you should register at YourTango and get the hang of it here. Our users are quick to chime in with opinions and pointers (click here to get started). If any post is good enough, it could make it to the YourTango homepage.

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Written by Tom Miller for YourTango.com

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