(Side note: There are a lot of snarky parentheticals in this post. Forgive me. And, yes, this is one of them.) A friend of mine recently mentioned he was “trying to learn” Chinese. I asked him to say something, to which he rattled off a series of Chinese phrases. At least, that is my assumption. Now that I think of it, he could have speaking gibberish. If that was the case… 1) He… Read More

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine relayed a frustrating conversation back to me. In brief, an acquaintance had nagged her into divulging relationship history she wasn’t ready to share and, afterward, wrapped up with an impressive collection of clichés: When you stop looking for a relationship, the right guy will magically come into your life! I met my husband once I became content in my singleness.  Maybe this is a season to focus on your… Read More

Hey friends! I wrote this post originally for the popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel. I liked it so much that I decided to post it here as well. If you’d like to read the article in it’s original intent, or to read more articles on the CMB blog, you can do so by clicking here. Thanks! All of us will make poor relationship decisions. Hate to break it to you, but you’re… Read More

If you’ve read this blog with any consistency, you know I love online dating for all the wrong reasons. Mm. When I realized that blogging about online dating was fun and hilarious, I immediately signed up for almost every site with the intention of writing a compare/contrast post. I basically joined everything, with the exception of Christian Mingle (I’d like to keep an ounce of dignity), Match (not willing to pay), and Farmers… Read More

Today, The Trees Will Clap turned five years old. A more competent blogger would have scheduled this in her calendar months ago, and crafted the perfect blog to commemorate the occasion. Not me! I woke up, rolled over to get my daily dose of validation from my Wordpress Dashboard, only to discover today was our birthday. Crap. Nothing worse than forgetting a loved one’s birthday, right? Well, we’re five now. I feel like we should… Read More

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