today’s date

February 13, 2011 at 10:39 am 4 comments

i have decided not to retreat from the world of dating quite yet. a couple weeks ago my match subscription was coming to an end and i aimed to cancel and accept my single-and-happy status. but when the click of the mouse yielded the offer to get three additional months for the price of one i caved to the clever marketing ploy and re-upped. it really is a time consuming effort to wade through the freaks and geeks but there’s one that’s already standing out like a diamond in the rough. simon (blog identity only) is handsome. no … hot seems a much more appropriate word. intense. intriguing. blue collar with a literate depth that adds to the allure. he’s the rough around the edges bad boy that i have a hard time resisting yet seems to have a soft side and a heart of gold. we’re going out on wednesday. what and where have yet to be determined! but meantime i have to keep my focus on today’s date. a completely unexpected find outside the realms of internet dating.

last weekend my daughter’s school had a fun family fund raising event. while watching a couple kids sing karaoke, i noticed a very cute guy standing not far from me. with an obvious look of pride i could only assume he was the father of one of the boys singing which seemed a perfect excuse to strike up a conversation and that i did. sure enough he was a proud dad. we talked for a bit but with my ex husband sitting about eight feet away and the guy’s mom by his side (not the kid’s mom. the cute dad’s mom.) flirtation seemed a bit awkward. for the remainder of the day we caught glances and though i thought it was relatively subtle, apparently it wasn’t because as we got in the car to leave my ex asked me if i wanted him to go back and give the guy my number. though the sarcasm in his statement was abounding, it was tempting to ensure a means of communication.

as soon as i got home i started my investigation. yearbook: kid’s name check. facebook: multiple possibilities. google: nothing concise. there appeared no other alternative than to involve sab in my mission and with a twist of reason as to why, she returned from school on tuesday with his name ~ for blog purposes we’ll call him the knight. that evening i found what i hoped to be him on fb. a group picture made it a little hard to confirm but being that i’m not shy and i tend to go after what i want, i sent an email. it wasn’t long after that i got a response. yes it was him. yes he was interested. we’re having drinks this evening and though there is a lot i want to share already, i think i’ll wait until after to see if i’ve already got him pegged.

sometimes i wish i wasn’t so analytical. judgement comes easy and it makes it very hard to keep an open mind. somehow a single dad. corporate professional. pretty boy preppy. right car. right zip code. right hobbies. seems the better alternative than the harley driving. furniture making. vonnegut reading. power plant supervisor. and how is it that i find myself interested in men so different from one another. but the more important question is how come i’m already ten steps ahead and planning the demise of both before i’ve even gone out on date number one.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kitkat1126  |  February 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

    BOTH sound like good dates and worth keeping yourself in the dating world. I know that feeling, planning the demise before step 1, but the truth is – if you feel the spark with either one of them, you’ll let go of that feeling. Or really, you’ll let the spark and your interest weigh more than the possibility of the demise.

    Can’t wait to hear about both. 🙂

  • 2. fitandfortysomething  |  February 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    sounds like there are many possibilites! have fun and enjoy the process 🙂

  • 3. Barista  |  February 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    That’s totally cool! I’m glad you emailed him. I need balls like that. Can’t wait to read more.

    • 4. bgirl875  |  February 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      Wow, I could never do that. Which is why I am still single. Once you’ve gotten hooked up or found your someone, might I borrow your balls?


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