Back in the saddle, so to speak!
Had my first face-to-face date tonight, with a guy that I met through Lavalife. Nice guy… he looks like a friend of mine, actually. No one else would probably think that, upon reflection, but there’s something about his face that is familiar, and his glasses certainly push him in the direction of the guy I’m thinking of.
I had fun — we kept it short — one hour of yacking, over a beer (him) and a glass of wine (me). I am glad that we had a time limit… first dates are always hard to ease out of, no matter if you are enjoying yourself, or having the worst time of your life. In Jens’ case, I enjoyed the company. He was easy to talk to — he works in technology, so we had something in common. I love meeting new people, but for some reason, always drag my feet to a first date. It was no different tonight, but once I got there, I did feel at ease. Only once did a red flag come up for me (I’m sure there were a few for him also… no one’s perfect!) when he said he didn’t really understand why anyone got married. I promptly stated that although I’d been married before, I felt that I wanted to be married again, and when someone finds the right person, it’s a way of showing how much that person loves the other… a sign of committment. (oooh… there’s that word… zoiks!)
Anyhow, I did have fun. If all first dates went like this one did, I probably wouldn’t drag my feet to them. I can remember the last time I did the whole “online dating thing” and had a really horrific experience with a guy who was an engineer. He was sooooo dull. I wanted to leave after five minutes, but stayed two hours because I felt obligated to. I’ve learned my lesson about first dates!
Last night, Tammy and I went to our first speed dating event. As most of you know who are reading this, we’ve just put together our own company: Single Scene Events — and we wanted to get a feel for what the competition was up to. OMG! What an unorganized mess this particular company was. It was held at the Shark Club, so you can probably guess which firm we went to, and the dates were only 3 minutes in length. Not a single person there believed that was nearly long enough. We only met 11 guys during the evening to boot, because either a) the other 11 or so didn’t show or b) (more likely) they didn’t book the event evenly and the women there outnumbered the men 2 to 1. No matter… their mess of an event will hopefully drive clientele our way. I’m pleased to say that our events will be held at the very hip, stylin’, Section (3) in Yaletown, so we’re already miles ahead of our competition in venue alone. I’m feeling pretty good about our first upcoming event at the end of May!
So… she’s back in the saddle again… datewise. Hopefully, though, I don’t have to date a bizillion men before I meet someone special who wants a committed relationship. I don’t think I could be celebate for that long. I’m already going through withdrawls!
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