Kiss & Blog first started with an idea my friend Amy had back in 2005. Blogs were new. We spent much of our time together noodling around and talking about dating and finding the right person, so combining the two made sense.
Astonishing to me now is how long ago that is; we are coming up on ten years since that beginning. Frankly, I wasn’t good, but Amy was. She had a way of slicing to the meat of her posts that made her better reading, and gained her a bigger following.
And a following we gathered. Partly because we were an interesting chorus in a universe of similarity, daters found us. That’s the upside of early adoption.
Time has moved on. You’ll see that the blog is a WordPress site now – yay! – and that we’re self-hosted. Most important is my focus. Being 52 and unmarried puts one in a different dating pool than being 42. I can hardly believe it myself, but that’s the opportunity – if I’m having trouble figuring out how to think about being a dater at my age, others are too.