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Why is it called Happily Dated? Well, simply because Happily Married created a narrow focus and I thought the title was cute, easy to say and included everyone.

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Meet Me

Who should read this site? Anyone looking for love! This site is here for you and promotes positive ways to connect with a partner. I also try to keep it PG, budget-friendly, and witty. I love sharing my silly life stories, advice, and quick date ideas to bookmark for another time.

Can I help single people even though I am married?  Yes.

First, I was single once and second I have been dating for 17 years and still have fun dating.

Why spend hours typing about DATING? I feel a need to write about dating. Right now, more than ever we need to YELL to the world, “DATING, DATING, DATING” in the streets without being embarrassed or sad. And if you are proudly dating, we need you to share in the excitement, pleasure, and importance of dating with friends and family. If you are not, read this blog and get a move on.

Dating right now is something people hid or a proudly post. It just seems to vary. As I talk to people in relationships, I am sad to hear crickets when I say “date”. For some, the art of DATING seems to be lost among the chaos of life’s demands and is never spoken of like Voldemort. Sadly, I have seen the word “date” brings uneasy feelings, weird money discussions, and all whole a lot of excuses. This results in a dateless relationship and poor emotional connections and…nope not going there! Others are out creating memories and having fun together. I am here for both. If you are in a static relationship, then browse for ideas. If you are happily committed, you may need some new tricks to impress your partner.

I hope my posts will help someone connect, be a better partner and invest in dating. As I sit for hours at my computer editing my poor grammar and trying to make a post that will reach the virtual world, I say a mini prayer when I click publish for daters to make a date, say I love you and treasure love.

Why should you follow? Click follow because I will be your date therapist. Every week I will write suggestions, advice and a personal story. My posts will make you think about flirting with romance and add sparkle to your dating life.

Who I am? My name is Allison and I am happily dating my husband, Scott.

img_3716We met on a blind date and fell in love in the city of Bethlehem, PA at Celtic Fest in 2000. Now, almost 17 years later, we are still dating and finding cool things to do with each other. Imagine that!
nzacp_d1_bdhi_res_bdcoverIf I had to match us to a movie couple, I would definitely say Along Came Polly.  I am Polly, the carefree and forgetful one and my husband is Reuben, meticulous and OCD. I even clogged his toilet on a date and had to look for a plunger. My husband should have known from just that night I was trouble.

Over the years, things haven’t always been easy. Kids, college, money, personal struggles have impacted us, but we have always overcome the obstacles and supported our differences. Well, that’s the short story.

img_2545-1As couples around us have parted ways, we have worked really hard to stick together. When times get tough, we fall back to things we enjoy doing together like hiking outside, running, going to concerts, singing in the car, hanging with our kids, chillin’ with friends, and playing with our crazy dog, Marshall. Somehow, those moments realign our feelings to where we can love, respect and reconnect with each other.

Through this blog, I hope to share with you my 17 years of dating knowledge and expertise on how to fall in love with simple daily fixes, to the quick we have a sitter tonight dates and finally the romantic evening that every couple dreams of.