Dating lately.

Until recently, it had been more than a year since I’d been on a proper date.

I know, right?

Truthfully, I don’t often meet men that are worth my time, and even more so, I don’t have much time to spare for others. Between maintaining FIVE (!) blogs, a full-time job, three freelance gigs, a volunteer job, and hitting the gym, all while keeping my sanity, I’m left with just enough time for eating and sleeping.

But, of course I don’t want to pass up a great opportunity when I meet someone worth my while.

A few weeks ago, I was out to a fancy dinner with friends, when a man from across the room approached me and asked me to dinner for the following night.

I was flattered, yet unsure because of my previous dating record. I told him I would think about it.

And I thought about it right down to the last minute, when I decided to go. And I’m glad I did because it’s probably the best date I’ve ever been on. We talked, we laughed, and we even danced, all around a great 5-course meal made just for us, and bottles of fine wine.

At the end of the night, he was certain a second date was in order.

In the weeks since, my date has dug himself a deep grave, made of texting.

Yeah, I know texting is the dating/social norm, but that doesn’t mean I have to accept it as “effort” when it comes to dating. It’s not.

I still want the phone call. I want some real work. Put yourself out there.

At this point, I don’t see a second date happening, all because of jumbled communication (leads to shady relationships, no?) via text.

Technology might be so 2012, but dating will always be old fashioned, for me.


  1. NG

    Speaking of 2012, there is still nothing better than a woman that loves a hand written letter in the mail. I had a girlfriend once who laughed at me after I had sent her one. I still think nothing beats the romance of a three thousand year old technology.

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