One of my best friends got a divorce last year. It feels weird typing that, but it’s true. And with the divorce rate being like 55% in the United States, I guess it was only a matter of time before one of my closest college buddies hung up the towel. I never knew his wife before they got married as they met after we graduated when he moved to Denver. I can say it now. I was never really a big fan. And without getting into too much detail, after I heard about how it all went down I’m glad he got rid of her. Good riddance.

So he moved back down here to South Florida, back into the sunshine and away from the cold in Denver to lick his wounds and start fresh. It’s been a year now and he is finally ready to crawl back into the dating game. But man oh man is it different than it was ten short years ago. Back when we were “on the prowl” in college one went to their favorite watering hole and hopefully after a few drinks some magic happened.

Nowadays my friend tells me that all the magic happens online. And you live or die by how great your profile looks and how awesome your pictures are. He has become a bit of an expert about marketing his awesomeness online and even has this incredible chat lighting for laptops. He calls it his secret weapon. It’s this slick, Apple-looking product that you easily attach to your iPad or laptop that gives you this studio-like lighting that brightens you up when you’re chatting online. It’s crazy! I don’t know what these girls think when they finally meet my boy in person, but online with this Chat Light thing, he looks like a million bucks, haha!