I hate posts without pictures. Above is the puzzle I just started last Sunday…when I finally took a day to myself to do nothing. It was amazing.
In addition, I realize I have been meeting a ton of new people lately. And dating. And it’s been awesome.
What I also realized, is that many of these people I’ve been hanging out with and dating—they don’t have much long term potential.
So I got on a dating site.
That’s not to say I haven’t been on dating sites before—because I have. They are pretty hit or miss and I realized the more effort you put into emailing with someone back and forth for days on end before you meet, the worse the date turns out to be. It’s like you have nothing to talk about by the time you get there. And it’s awful.
A few of my friends were like “wtf. you’ve been meeting so many people…why a dating site?” And to that, I say, see above.
I also don’t like the idea of putting all my eggs in one basket in the beginning of a relationship (like, when you are dating and not exclusive) because I for one, tend to get clingy. And things change and could go south at any moment. That is one big lesson I’ve learned in my wise old age.
Well, after that long winded rant, I will tell you that I had a date last night. Easily the best online induced date I’ve ever had. I don’t know what, if anything, will come of it, but he was the most normal, attractive guy that I’ve ever had a ‘blind date’ with.
We work in the same industry. Again: he’s normal. Nice. Attractive. Seems to like me. A little weird and possibly even a little edge; which I don’t think I could ever live without.
I consider these all positives.
What makes it nice is the fact that I have SO MUCH other shit going on. Dating is weird, but it’s becoming really fun. I’ve always wanted to get married and settle down and do that whole thing. I’m surprising myself with how much fun I am having NOT doing that!