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My name is David Shepard.  I’m a 40-year-old divorcee from New Jersey.  It took a lot of work to get here.  Here is a blog about my awesome dating life.  Enjoy.


The thing about context is, where do you begin?  I could start with marriage, divorce, any point in my two years after my marital separation, my girlfriends before that, high school, birth.  You get the idea.  So, I’ll start here: I decided to break up with an amazing girl after a three-month fling.  No need to get into why, but it did end on the up-and-up at least:

(Note: The text messages I send are always on the right-hand side of the image in either blue or green)


And horny I got.  Figured that’s as good of a place to start as any.  My horniness is about to send me off on a dating binge unlike anything the world has ever seen.  Or, at least the 973.

But, first, a little about me: I’m a 40-year-old dating dude raging with testosterone and ENTJ.  That kind of dude cannot be stopped!…but can be contained by one thing, and one thing only…Being a dad:

So, I’m a bad ass professional love junkie by night, but a career-minded dad supporting two kids by day.  Can’t always have your cake and eat it too I guess.

Ok, what else?  Well, I’ll tell you about me through my relationships with my friends. I think most would agree that a big part of life are friends.  I’ll even take that one step further: These relationships and connections literally make the world go ‘round.  Without them, life simply isn’t worth living IMO.

For instance, friends… Offer you encouragement:

…Support your aspirations:

…Are affectionate:

…Are around when you just don’t feel like growing up, even though you’re 40:

…Are always a text (or a dating blog) away:

…Help you plan your getaways:

…Are always down for a game of cards:


…Offer great advice:

…Remind you that you are a total pussy right when you’re finally thinking you’re not:

And, most of all, they’re always there for you…And sometimes in you:

Friends aren’t all I have.  I have something else that I doubt many single dudes can say they have: I have The Wife.


I’m a divorced dude living and dating in New Jersey. This blog is my story told through a first-person view of my text messages to my friends and/about my dates.