About Potted Plant

I won't tell you my age, but I will tell you all about my dates! After a long relationship which started in my teens, I blazed back into the dating world 5 years ago and have bumps, bruises and bubbly moments to share wtih you. I don't understand men. I don't understand women. I don't understand how to use call-waiting on my cell phone.



Posts From Potted Plant:

I’m On a Break

I haven’t been posting much because I decided to take a break from dating…and I mean a real break.  Not just the “I’m not going to go on dates” break, but the “I am going to stop thinking about dating” break.  And as we all know, that break is virtually impossible when you are a [...]


I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend Anymore

I have a really bad habit of staying friends with my exes.  I say it is a bad habit, because that is what it has become – I go on a few dates with someone and a month or two rolls by and then it fizzles and ends.  We say let’s be friends – after [...]


The First Sleepover

The first sleepover is always nerve racking.  Sometimes it is spontaneous and sometimes it is planned.  Whatever the catalyst, it is the time when skin and souls are exposed.  Boys, here are some tips to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible: Invest in nice sheets: Holes in your sheets or nasty sheets with [...]


The G-Spot

“For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.” – Isabelle Allende Amen. Amen, I say.  Amen. In my 30s, I completely understand and embody this.  Men often wonder why some very unattractive men end up with some of the [...]


Things She Doesn’t Need to Know

All relationships should be open and honest, but there are just some things that you don’t need to tell us, cuz it will only cause you more problems.  As much as we women say we are open minded and confident, there are just some things we don’t need to know: 1. You liked our friend [...]


Why Men Cheat

Redbook recently summarized marriage counselor M. Gary Neuman’s latest book “The Truth about Cheating“.  Neuman surveyed 200 cheating and non-cheating husbands to get at the real reasons behind men’s infidelity — including what cheating men say could have prevented them from straying.  Here’s the post it summary: 48% of men rated emotional dissatisfaction as the [...]


What’s Considered Cheating?

This blog is not short on posts about cheating. We all say its wrong and we all know that it can erode a relationship faster than anything else.  But what actually comprises cheating? Now I know some of you are shocked that I can even ask this question – sleep with someone else and it’s [...]


What’s Your Definition of Love?

It’s taken me years to learn that this is a question two people dating need to ask each other.  It’s taken me even longer to figure out my own answer. Based on my dating experience, I can probably tell you what it is not – it is not great sex, it is not passionate kisses [...]


The First Kiss

I have a friend who seems to have the most awkward first kisses. No matter what he does, his first kisses always end up being weird.  Car kiss, weird couch kiss, doorstep fumble.  He just can’t seem to get it right.   As much as I laugh at him, I kind of feel sorry for him. [...]


Sex is Better in Your 30s

6 girls decide to get together for dinner.  6 bottles of wine are consumed.  And then the real conversations begin. “We had sex four times last night!” “Really?? No way!  No wonder you date younger!” “Did anything interesting happen??” “What wasn’t interesting??  I woke up in the middle of the night to him kissing my [...]