So, you’re probably wondering who is this girl and what the hell is a dime? Well, let me start from the top. My name is Michele and I am a former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader currently living in St. Louis. I have the most loving wonderful family a girl could ever ask for. Growing up, my parents were the best example of what a strong relationship should look like. They have been together since they were fifteen years old. Fifteen! I myself have had two very long term relationships that did not work out. Almost two years ago I was introduced to the single dating world and the result was so pathetic I decided to write a book about it.
The Dime Series is a site I created to promote and explain the concept behind my book I have written, “50 Ways to Lose Your Dime”. I named this site The Dime Series because I plan on creating a series of books on the subject.
So what exactly is a dime you ask? In short, a dime is a ten. A girl who has it all. She’s the type of girl that all of your friends love and your Mom wants you to marry. A dime can take care of herself and isn’t too self-absorbed. She’s smart, funny, and the type of girl you are proud to have on your arm. And not only does she have a great personality, she’s a real babe. However, contrary to popular belief, a dime is not just a pretty face. I mean let’s be real, no one cares how good you look if you’re a total bitch and have the personality of a door knob. A pretty face just isn’t enough to get you to dime status. I mean nowadays if you look like a barking dog you can just head over to the plastic surgeons office for a little tweak. So, looking good alone just doesn’t cut it anymore. There has to be more depth to a person. In my opinion, a dime is the real deal. Basically, a dime can run her world, run a business, run a household and most importantly run like hell from a guy that can’t recognize a good thing when he has it.
Honestly, I came up with the concept of my book while trying to explain to one of my guy friends why all of his relationships were failing. You see, he was very attractive, had a good job and was the life of the party every where he went. How could he possibly have trouble hanging onto a girlfriend? I constantly found myself saying to him, “I could teach a class on how to get and keep the girl of your dreams.” With each and every epic failed attempt, my dime friends and I kept a group text message going back and forth trying to figure out what was going wrong. What started as a group text and advice chain ultimately ended up in all of my friends sharing epic fails in their own dating lives as well. It was a mindless way for all of us to make light of some of the horrific dating experiences we had. In the midst of all of this, I found myself going through what would turn out the be the worst break up of my life. I realized that from the age of fifteen to twenty-six I had been in a relationship. Having “never been single” and new to the modern dating world, I did what any girl would do- I went out. A lot. While out with friends checking out the party scene, I met my fair share of eligible bachelors in the city. With each and every person I could see a slight resemblance to my guy friend that sparked the idea of my book in the first place. The city was crawling with guys just like him- attractive, successful and charming. These guys were great, they really had potential, but would fall short in some awkward and surprising new way after a short time. Now, being fresh into the dating world, I started to ask myself “can this really be happening? If this is what I have to encounter in my search for a partner should I just consider becoming a nun? ” Whatever happened to there are plenty of fish in the sea?! There must be an effing drought.
Rather than sulk in my dismay of the selection, I decided to share the horrific dating stories of my life as well as my friends dating lives. Whether you are in a relationship or joining us on the ride from hell that is being single, its important to remember to laugh. Taking life and dating too seriously is not an option for me. Most girls my age in the Midwest seem to either be happily married or planning their own funerals because they’re not married. I think wishing you had something you don’t is a recipe for disaster. There is so much more to life than sitting around sulking in the fact that you’ve had some low blows in the dating world- we’ve all been there. What I do know for sure is that what you focus on expands, so if you’re sitting around complaining about being single you’re going to end up making a desperate attempt at forcing a not so good relationship to work out of fear. Lighten up a little and join me in this journey. I’d rather laugh and swap horror stories than be stuck sitting around wondering when Mr. Wonderful will show up. After all, laughter is the best medicine. In my book, “50 Ways to Lose Your Dime”, I’ll share with you fifty short stories on dating fails that either I myself have encountered, or my friends have suffered through. Again, none of these guys are horrible people, they just made some horrible choices that made the girl of their dreams run like hell. Now before you throw my words back in my face, I realize that girls are just as guilty at times. I will have a second book coming out about all the ways a girl can lose her dime status. So stay tuned!
FYI- 50 Ways to Lose Your Dime will be released in 2017.
Michele is a former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader living in St. Louis. Follow Michele from the sidelines of the NFL to the sidelines of the modern dating world.