Monday, October 30, 2017

Yes, I Went On That Date

Yes, I went on that date.  The date that I thought was two friends having dinner, not two people on a date.  I was wrong.  It was a date.  He referred to it as a date and was more dressed up than I had ever seen him.

It was a lot of fun.  He seemed much happier than the first time I met up with him.  Seeing him happier made him more attractive.  He's cute.  We have chemistry.  We had a lot to talk about.  We laughed a lot.  I left the date thinking, he's someone I want to see again.

Then, I thought about it some more.  We had a great time, but I'm not sure he's over his ex.  I don't want to be a rebound.  Sure, he could be truly over it, and I think if that were the case, he'd show me that.  Maybe he thinks he's over it, but really isn't?

He asked me out again, and I was busy.  He also asked me to meet him on an out of state business trip.  I feel like it's too soon for that.  Is he trying to 1) find someone to sleep with and thinks an overnight trip will do the trick, 2) move things along quickly (possibly to fill a void), or 3) it'd really be innocent.  Or, maybe someone else I haven't considered?

How am I going to handle it if/when he asks me out again?  It'll probably be a long time from now because of the upcoming holidays.  We are both going to be out of town a lot.  Time is good.  Time heals all wounds, right?

I'm not ruling him out, but I'm also not holding my breath.  If we're meant to go out again, it'll happen, especially based on our history of running into each other.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Friend Dinner

This guy texted me over the weekend and we're going out this week.  I like that he seems like a happy positive guy even though he's had a rough year and got out of a serious relationship.  I'm just going assume we are two friends having dinner, not two people on a date.  And a different guy from work asked me out today.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Seven Texts

This guy on a dating app asked me for my number.  I gave it to him.  He's sent me seven texts without me replying to one.  I've been busy and forgot.  Well, I wasn't going to respond to his "good morning" text because I find those to be a waste of time, especially since we haven't even met in person.  Then, I was at work for eight hours.  Then, I met up with some friends.  Then, he started emailing me on the dating app.

SEVEN texts and new emails on the dating app.  If a girl did this to a guy, people would call her "psycho."  And it's fine when a guy does this to a girl?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Don't Really Care Much

The guy I ran into at the airport, I ran into him again, at the airport!  We chatted for a few minutes.  He wanted to do something this weekend, but I already have plans.  He kept telling me to text him, but I have nothing to say.  And, I already have plans.  And, I see him as a work friend.  And, if he really wants to make plans, he can text me.  And, if he doesn't really want to make plans, no need to text me.  I don't really care much.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

That's Not What I Want

I went out with a guy I met online a few weeks ago.  He seemed like a nice guy in person.  I tried very hard to get past his height.  He's much shorter than 5 feet and I'm shorter than the US women's average of 5'5".  We had a nice dinner and he asked me out again.  I agreed because I really wanted to give him a chance and get past his lack of height.

Days leading to the second date, he was texting me.  Then the texts took a turn, for example, "Let's go back to your place after dinner so we can have some private time."  I told him no and cancelled the second date.  To me, he's a guy who's just trying to get laid, and that's not what I want.  I do like that he was upfront about it because it saved me a lot of time.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Month Or So Ago

Let's go back a month or so ago.  The guy I ran into at the airport texted me, a lot.  He's asked me out to lunch and we went.  He's a nice guy who I see at work every now and then.  I don't consider himself to be a long term prospect because he just got out of a serious relationship, has some young kids/baby mama drama from a different woman, and I'm not sure I find him attractive.  I don't find him unattractive, but that's not a great vote of confidence.  If anything, he'll be a work friend?  I wouldn't mind being his work friend, but from that lunch we had together, it seems like he's interested in more.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back From Vacation

I'm back from my long vacation where I visited four countries in Europe.  I'm glad I had the opportunity to see new places, spend time with friends, and clear my mind. 

I told myself I'd be more open to dating and meeting new people after this trip.  Well, as soon as I landed in the US, one guy from the past (we never moved passed talking) sent me a message, and another I've worked with in the past asked for my number (we ran into each other at the airport).  I don't think either of them will go anywhere, but I will say that I will try to enjoy the process of spending time with them (should it get to that point) rather than dreading the whole dating thing.