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.

4 Comments

  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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