Something really cool has happened over the past few years. I started this blog in 2013. It began as a place where I could think through pain points I’d had while trying to date as I also dealt with anxiety. One of my mantras when I thought about starting this blog was, “I can’t be the only one.” As you guys have shown me, I’m not.
And I have the evidence to prove it.
This site is powered via WordPress. There are thousands of people who find my blog via search engines online (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc).
For 95% of these searches I’m unable to see the words people typed in that led them to this site. But for the other 5% I can see what someone searched for. There are no other identifying factors for the search terms, so there’s no way to know the person’s age, gender, hometown, etc. Yet this anonymity makes me feel all the more connected. And it’s one of the coolest things.
In 2016 so far here’s a sampling of what people are searching for on the internet.
One thing is for sure; you are not alone.
I love you guys.
Sampling of 2016 Search Terms
how to date when you have anxiety
anxiety while dating
late bloomer in dating
anxiety after first date
overanalyzing after date
holding hands gives me anxiety
nervous after first date
if a girl asks you to grab coffee
first kiss in 30s
i panicked after a first date
new relationship anxiety
feeling nervous after first date
anxious after a really good first date
nervous about first kiss
being a late bloomer in dating
what should i talk about on first date
how to not be anxious over the phone
things to talk about on a date
so nervous about coffee date
(and my all-time absolute favorite one..)
blind date diarrhea