For my birthday, I decided to expand my dating horizons and go on a date each week. Needless to say, that gift didn’t come to fruition, even though I started off strong. I went out with 2 new guys and even reconnected with an old crush over the summer. Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, none of them went anywhere.
Despite my current employment status, I still want to date, and I think I should. So, after the (MAJOR) coaxing from a friend and soror, I tried internet dating again (BIG SIGH…) New site, new bio (which I hate writing), and we’re off. Of course you get the messages from dudes you would NEVER be interested in. But I initially went out with 2 men. One lived super far away in MD (past Baltimore), but he began dating someone exclusively and wished me well in my search (his words). The other guy was 29 going on 22, so that definitely fizzled. I guess the saying, “Third time’s a charm” is true. The last guy I met seems to be ok. He’s in his early 30s, and we went to the same school for undergrad. He lives in VA, but for each date, he’s travelled to the District. (Bonus points for him because the dude that lived in Timbuktu, MD acted like he couldn’t leave Baltimore County.) Not to go into too much detail, but I’m in major like mode right now. And I truly hope and pray I’m not jinxing anything by writing this post.
I do have to admit it’s weird for me to talk to the same guy for an extended period of time. I always feel like I’m the girl who’s continuously meeting new guys and nothing goes anywhere. It’s a refreshing feeling to continue to get to know the same person and truly feel that he’s interested in you. Your quirks don’t bother him (he actually thinks some of them are cute), and he makes you feel comfortable enough to have (almost) any conversation. I have to admit, personality-wise, he’s the total opposite from me- I’m conservative, he’ll talk about anything. I’m nice, he can be a bit of an a-hole. But we work. And I like it.
So, to my friends that are reading this, don’t be surprised when I start reaching out to you about what comes next. It’s been awhile since I’ve made it this far. (Is that bad???) In any event, I’m going to take things one day at a time, and enjoy whatever comes my way. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
P.S. I’ve deactivated my account on this new site, for a number of reasons. I may list the reasons in a future post!
- Reason #4352 Why I Hate Internet Dating (myjourneymyrules.wordpress.com)