It is hard to believe that my first big day romance-wise happened in a country that I am not from and with a guy who is not Chinese.But I think it just made the whole thing fun, cool and memorable.But the key is that everything is talkable, and open communication is the key to navigating the relationship scene in a country that we are not originally from.I’ve been in an obnoxiously happy relationship for fifteen years. Up until recently, I was 80 pounds overweight, and very insecure about my appearance and lack of experience. When it comes to photos, finding my best angle — even if the result doesn’t look exactly like me — has always made me feel confident. First thing you have to understand is that my dating life had been limited.
Below, three open-minded twenty- and thirtysomething women created their very first dating profile via Bumble, the popular new app in which women make the first move. Next, I wrote up a short summary: “Love walking the city, drinking with friends, brunching on Sundays, and finding a good read.My friends were so surprised that at 24 years old I had never had a real Valentine’s Day, but I am pretty sure I am not alone (please LEAVE COMMENTS below if this year was also your first V-Day! Last Valentine’s Day, my friend told me not to be sad that I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with – when the time is right, it will exceed all your expectations. So let’s go back to talking about the big V-Day date, and chatting about some points that I think are interesting to share.Having “the talk” Before V-Day this year, my boyfriend and I had been dating for a couple of months, and we were right at the point of “defining the relationship.” We had a big, formal talk over dinner one night to discuss where we were in this relationship and where it should be going, and this talk basically determined if we would celebrate Valentine’s Day together.A lot of people also assume that I’m a prude and a whiny “trend follower” by being openly aro.What a lot of people don’t realize is how it feels to be an aromantic person who’s in a romantic relationship. I like helping people and it makes me feel happy to see others happy.