girl meets boy, boy meets girl.
girl falls in love with boy, boy falls in love with girl.
girl and boy live happily ever after - the end.
hey, it could happen that easily right? but sometimes times it doesn't.
sometimes it takes FOREVER to find your match. sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction, sometime you need a whole committee of friends to find your soul mate, and while you're at it you might as well turn said committee into a board.
a board of love to be exact.
well three of my friends, cami thompson, jenny chalk and carrie hooks (pictured above) did just that and their board of love is featured in this month's cleveland magazine in an article ironically written by another friend of mine rebecca meiser.
the article gives some history of the group which started nearly two years ago after cami saw a good morning america segment where advertising executive donny deutsch gave a frank piece of advice stating that, "if you really want to get married, you need to treat your love life like your professional life".
basically deutsch recommended getting together a group of friends, your own "board", to guide your dating decisions while holding you accountable for your actions.
blow off that perfectly dreamy and chivalrous real estate agent for the too into himself and flighty hipster? your board of love is going to call you out on it.
according to the article cami's board of love is legit, they have a "office" (panini's on coventry), business cards, guest speakers, assigned reading and they also give her plenty of assignments like lingering in the cracker aisle of the grocery story.
for a period of the time the board thought that their hard work had been a success after cami had met a certain boy and were thinking of taking applications for their next success story but unfortunately (or fortunately?) the board of love is still together working towards the cause that is cami.
now while i think this board of love concept is valid and has some truth to it, i also find it hilariously tongue-in-cheek and knowing these girls personally, they do too. but not everyone feels that way, as they are getting beat up in the comments on the cleveland magazine site as well as on jezebel.com who also picked up the story.
but what do you think? is this something you would consider?
should i start gathering my own board of love or keep searching on my own?