About Me and Cindy, Dating

About Me: My name is Cindy Thomas.  Actually, that’s my pseudonym.  If there wasn’t so much stigma against mental illness, I would blog under my real name. I have a graduate degree in the social sciences.  I have studied psychology, sociology, and social work.

I started writing about 20 years ago.  Since then, I’ve written sporadically and for various reasons.  I’ve written to escape, hide, express anger, and vent frustration.  I’ve written because I was anxious or depressed and didn’t know what else to do with myself.

Now I write because I enjoy it.  It is therapeutic.  I see it as a way to prevent slipping into anxiety and depression.  I write sort through my experiences, feelings, and thoughts.  Otherwise, I too often get stuck in unproductive (circular or overly negative) thinking.

About this blog: This blog is about dating, sex, and relationships.  On this blog, I will share my dating secrets.  I’m not talking about dating best practices.  Far from it.  I’m talking about the things I have done within the context of dating, sex, and relationships that were so incredibly stupid, I could only share them weeks, months, or years after the fact.  Or, certain stupid experiences I will share for the first time on this blog.   

This is one of three blogs.  The other two blogs are specifically about work and life.  I created Cindy, Working as a place to write specifically about work, since whether I like it or not, it is a big part of my daily life.  And finally, Cindy, Living is where I write anything and everything I feel compelled to write about that doesn’t fit into the previous categories.

Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect the innocent.  The stories are true, unless you recognize yourself being described here.  In that case, the stories are completely fictional and it’s not really you I’m talking about.

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