Even if your voice is more like Rebecca Black’s, you’ll definitely still turn some heads. If it worked for the Love Generation, it’ll work for you, too. The only thing that beats flowers in your hair is flowers in your vase... With springtime on his mind, he might finally take the time to stop by the florist. Sundress Day 2014 is on the horizon (or has already arrived for you lucky collegiettes outside of the Northeast), and nothing feels better than that first day of freedom from jeans. Sundress Day also happens to be many guys’ favorite day of spring, which means they’ll be in good spirits. April showers bring May flowers, and not a minute too soon: the rain was doing something awful to your hair, and there’s nothing “come hither” about a bad case of the frizzies. You just schooled everyone on the volleyball court, including that cutie from your econ class. There’s nothing more feminine than flowers in your hair. End-of-semester barbecues are the best way to meet new boys. As the semester winds down and the sun finally begins to shine, we can’t help but notice that love is in the air. Who wants to make snow angels when you can have water-gun wars instead? Spring fever is catching, and suddenly everyone is more excited about everything from sunny days to soft-serve to Saturday night make-out seshes. Going out for ice cream is a classic first date, and it just felt wrong trekking out for a cone clad in snow boots and mittens. He might no longer have an excuse to give you his coat when you’re cold, but he can still show his chivalry by letting you cut him in line for the ice cream truck. He might even buy you that ice cream, which would be convenient given the sorry state of your bank account after a semester of late-night Chinese food orders and fro-yo excursions. Walks in the park may be clichéd, but they’re a heck of a lot more romantic than snowed-in dinner dates in the dining hall. Walks in the park are also much more private than dining hall dates.
With the worst of your work behind you, you can finally get some beauty sleep. Sleep not only erases the dark circles under your eyes, but also makes you a cheerier person (and we all know that crabbiness doesn’t exactly inspire any crushes). Now that you and your boy-toy no longer have to worry about term papers and final exams, you’re free to flirt to your heart’s content! Seniors are scrambling at the end of the semester and there’s no time left for beating around the bush.
Whether you already have a special someone by your side or you’re looking to meet new men, now’s the best time to be a beautiful collegiette!
Villanueva Tepper was also featured in Project Rebirth's documentary film "Rebirth," which for 10 years, followed individuals impacted in some way by 9/11.
Soaring Spirits International founder and Director Michele Neff Hernandez says the date of this 11th Camp Widow was intentional. When you love someone up until the very end of their life, that’s the love story,” said Neff Hernandez, whose late husband was killed during a bike ride near their California home nine years ago.
“We don’t talk about how sad we are, we laugh a lot actually,” Jarvis said.
Online is usually where a lot of widowed people first find kindred, widowed souls, she said.
“So when you have that, why is it that we’re not honoring that? " Soaring Spirits and Camp Widow is not a dating service, nor offering professional counseling, said Maria Teresa of Lutz, a co-leader of the Tampa Bay area Soaring Spirits support group.
“The first impression that people think is that we join a dating group,” Teresa said.
“We post things on the group, some from the national site and some just things that we see. You can kind of see it, and then once you join the group you will connect with other people,” she said.