I promised myself that I’d hold off on dating for a few more weeks – at least til mid-February, after my next business trip. And I just may still do that – but in the meantime…
Remember UN? We dated for about two months last summer, and while I enjoyed his company, I questioned whether I felt enough of a “zing” to continue dating him. Then I met TC, and things became much clearer – I ended it with UN, but felt that we might be able to stay friends down the road.
I recently wrote to him, asking him to return some DVDs I had loaned him. (also added some niceties – happy new year, and all that). A few e-mails later, and we’ve made plans to meet for a drink next week (where he’ll ostensibly return the DVDs).
I can’t help but wonder if anything of a romantic nature will happen. After all, I did have a good time with him last summer – we have a lot in common. And of course, hindsight being 20/20 and all that… when playing the “compare the exes” game, in many ways, he’s a better fit for me than TC was. In some respects (that I don’t want to get into here), TC was 30-something going on 20-something. (and yes, this was in the back of my mind while we were dating, but I didn’t want to allow myself to acknowledge it at the time!)
Enough over-analyzing! Ack, when given a chance, my mind wanders like a five-year-old in a shopping mall. Chances are, the drink with UN will be just that, with a platonic hug goodnight, and my DVDs in my hand.
In other dating news… I haven’t felt the desire to commit financially to J-date or Match just yet, but I’ve been doing a bit of browsing, and haven’t been very inspired. As I wrote to Cute Jewess – I feel like I’ve already gone out with half the guys that pop up on J-date.
Not long ago, someone here suggested trying one of the free dating sites, like PlentyOfFish.com. Oy! I’m still trying to keep an open mind, but so far on POF I’ve encountered:
(a) way too many pics of shirtless guys
(b) enough typos to give a high school English teacher a coronary
(c) the guy in the wife-beater, squatting in front of his convertible -- classy!
(d) off-putting pop-up ads, eg, SugarDaddie.com
Amidst the above, as of this writing there are two guys who have caught my eye. Some e-mails have been exchanged, but no phone calls as of yet – stay tuned. I’m still feeling a bit dating/rusty – besides Skydiver, I haven’t been on a first date in nearly five months. Eh – like riding a bicycle, I’m sure.