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“It all started the day I was born…”
It’s an out of body experience, really.
How is it only Wednesday? Below we have some questions answered from our Sunday Scaries Q and A to get you through. Followed by a cocktail, of course.
Q. Where is the best place to meet someone if you’re weary of dating apps?
If, like me, you are old fashioned and prefer to meet people face to face, then you’re going to have to start putting yourself out there more! Whether that means signing up for classes, going to restaurants/bars, or meeting people through friends, being social is a key component to meeting someone in person. The reason dating apps have surged in popularity as of late is the accessibility to people without actual physical proximity- during a pandemic, that was great! But it’s okay to start allowing yourself to open up more and look for new opportunities to meet people in person. If you’re brave enough and see someone you like, making the first move could be really exciting! If you’re on the shyer side, giving some flirty signals and smizing across the room works, too!
Q. What is the best way to slide into someone’s dms?
Sometimes, something as simple as an emoji can be a fun conversation starter, or if you’d like, a casual “Hey, how are you?” is always a safe bet. People get so caught up in the semantics of what to say in the dm that they don’t realize sending a dm at all is an amazing opening as is and that alone should ease you of the worry that what you’re sending is dorky, or risque, or anything else you may be worried about!
Q. I met someone I really like but as we’re both traveling this summer, I don’t think it's the right time to get serious- do I try to make it work or postpone it till the end of summer when he might've met someone?
This is hard because, yes, it’s possible that he may meet someone during his travels this summer BUT, if you really had a connection, and if it’s meant for you, more often than not, he’s in the same boat as you are and is just waiting for the summer to be done when you two can reunite. It’s hard to place your future in the hands of fate and be hopeful that releasing something will bring it back to you, but it all depends on how you feel in regards to the situation. Will you be happy traveling this summer whilst thinking of him, or would you rather tell him that you’d like to try to make something work during your travels? It’s really more of a personality thing, quite honestly.
Q. How do I deal with constantly battling imposter syndrome?
Everyone you’ve ever met and known has at one point in their life faced doubt, or unease, or worry, that what they’re doing isn’t right. Or isn’t enough. We’ve all felt that way. Knowing that and remembering it should placate you in knowing that you’re not alone and it’s quite common for us to suffer from that awful affliction. The best way to combat it is telling yourself every morning that you are worthy , deserving, and more than qualified to be where you are and that you will only continue to soar to new heights. Even if you don't yet believe it, you soon will. Consistency is key, and when battling any doubt, consistently telling your body, mind, and soul, that you’re enough will make you believe it.
“One Drink” Wednesday: Porn Star Martini
This is your sign to text your besties for a GNO ft porn star martinis.
1 1/2 ounces vanilla flavored vodka
1/2 ounce passion fruit liqueur
1 ounce passion fruit puree
1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup
2 ounces Prosecco, chilled
Garnish: 1/2 cup passion fruit
Add all ingredients except Prosecco and garnish into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a passion fruit half.
Serve with a Prosecco shot.