Welcome to my blog! My name is Hal for short (Halle for long). I am a Nebraska native, living and working out of Minneapolis, Minnesota (the winters aren’t nearly as bad as advertised). I’m a yoga instructor, writer, and devout Austenite. I'm hoping to very soon start grad school, pursing an M.A. in English.
I began “Looking for Mr. Darcy” as a way to share my musings on what we call “dating” in the 21st century. What happened to the grandeur of Jane Austen’s time? A world filled with whirlwind romance and *gasp* simplicity.
So here I am: a 20-something with a pretty unhealthy infatuation (love?) for a fictional character from 1813. But just because Mr. Darcy is a fictional character doesn’t mean he can’t be real, either. The idea of Darcy is enough to sustain me as I test the sketchy waters of frat boys, wannabe hipsters, and Netflix-and-chillers, trying to answer the biggest life question of all: In a world filled with Wickhams, can we find Mr. Darcy?