Today marks the one-year anniversary of my Great Date Experiment. My initial plan, as many of you know, was to date 30 men in three months. Did this happen? Not quite (men and “fieldwork” are a dangerous combination, it turns out) but it’s been an interesting ride, complete with copious amounts of Chardonnay (mind you, I only pretend to like Chardonnay) and more sticky situations than I care to count.
A sensible young lady would take this opportunity to tell you all the things she’s learned over the course of the past twelve months—that her appetite for men has been satiated after 59 dates and that she’s planning, a la Samantha Jones, to concentrate on her relationship with herself for the foreseeable future—but where’s the fun in that?
(Plus, I’ve already agreed to spend the weekend in Pittsburgh with Date #7 later this month and I’ve always preferred Carrie to Samantha…)
To celebrate, I’ve teamed up Mitchum and their new “Love Thy Pits” campaign. For me, this means a free stick of their new Advanced Control™ 48-hour protection antiperspirant/deodorant (and you thought your life was glamorous!) but for the rest of you, it’s much more exciting.
In fact, you could win one of TWO $150-gift certificates to YOUR FAVORITE department store!
Here’s how it’s going to work:
Even if you haven’t spent the past year trying to squeeze three dates into one day or juggling four men at any given time, you’ve undoubtedly experienced some sticky situations of your own.
Maybe your date lied about his age and turned out to be 25 years your senior (as mine did last August)?
Maybe your date’s roommate answered the door in his boxers (as mine did last October)?
Maybe you loaned a former flame a library book and its return somehow led to a different sort of renewal (don’t ask—I’m still a bit uncertain on the chronology with that one)?
I could go on (after all, I’ve listed only the faux pas that occurred on American soil…) but it’s your turn:
What’s the stickiest, most stressful, sweat-inducing situation you’ve ever been through?
(I’ll reveal mine sometime later this week.)
- In order to participate, all you need to do is share you story through the comments box below AND/OR on the wall of my new Facebook page. I’ll be picking one winner from this post’s comments and one from my Facebook page so you can double your chances of winning by posting your entry in both places! (A hint for the technophobes out there: in order to post on my Facebook page, you need to “Like” it first.)
- Your story need not be date-related, although I do have a soft spot for awkward moments of the romantic variety (especially if you’re intending to use your gift certificate to put together a great date outfit)!
- Entries are due by August 10th and I’ll announce our winners on August 11th, my birthday.
Please share the link to today’s post with your friends—this is the first time I’ve ever held any sort of promotional giveaway here at After I Quit My Day Job (good thing I really am a sucker for “Fresh Defense™” technology!) but if it goes well, it won’t be the last. Think of it as my way of saying “Thank you!” for putting up with me and my online dating shenanigans 🙂
Also before I forget, a quick note for all of my international readers: Don’t worry— I’ve not forgotten about you! Winners will receive gift certificates in the amount of $150 USD but if your entry is selected, we can arrange for a gift certificate to an American-based company that ships internationally.
So: your very stickiest sticky situation. Ready… get set… go!
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[Please note: this contest is now closed– thanks to everyone who entered!]