The evening was proof that endless messaging is a horrible way to get to know someone.
What people have misconstrued about online dating is that it’s not supposed to be an insta-fix. It’s supposed to be an option. And a fascinating one at that.
Why not? It’s good to say yes to things once in awhile, even if you don’t want to do them. Plus, now Ellie totally owes me one next time I need to call on her to be a wingwoman for me!
I skillfully convinced The Writer to meet for a drink at Lolita instead, an activity that I assumed would be free of any sweat-related humiliation. FALSE.
Apparently this date was about literally breaking the rules — and laws. I witnessed a robbery and encouraged a dude to pee in a lake. Oh, also, he accidentally said I love you. I’m pretty sure that’s got to be on the top 10 list of first date no-no’s.
And how, in a matter of seconds, did I go from smitten to panicked?
Nevertheless, maybe it’s time to reevaluate what I consider my ‘type’ and date the unexpected. That means choosing more guys like Jared based on interests and personality, the types of dates he suggests.
But come on! Me choosing not to talk to someone who I’ll never be in the same city with is very different from me telling someone I’ll be there every other week until January when it becomes a permanent move. I’m super cool! Totally worth the wait!