It’s been almost an entire year but I finally went on another OkCupid date. I really didn’t think I’d be back, but I’d been feeling especially good about myself lately so I felt like giving it another go. It took me a few days to get the hang of messaging again; the first batch was all duds. Before long I cleared out the cobwebs and I started getting profile views, then responses.
There were further kinks to work out when it came to moving from messaging on OKC to going on a date. The first few attempts went nowhere – I think I was jumping the gun. So I relaxed a little and finally snagged one. Her name was Melody and she was a musician like myself. Not only that but she was in a marching band like I was and even played the same instrument That alone gave us plenty to discuss, and she said she enjoyed talking to me and wanted to know more. Bingo.
I asked her out for drinks the other night at a bar that happened to be just ten minutes from her house, so I couldn’t have picked a more convenient spot. She looked better than her pictures and she was a lot more talkative than I expected. In fact she was talkative to the point where she hardly asked me anything about myself, which bugged me. I had to volunteer any personal information, which I took as a sign that she wasn’t interested.
After an hour and a half she called it a night because she had to get up at 5:30 the next morning for work. I walked her outside and gave her a hug. I was just about to say good night and “it was nice meeting you” and leave it at that, but then she made noises about getting together again. Oh. Well if she truly wanted to see me again, I was willing to explore the possibility. Because who knows.
We’ve been texting intermittently ever since but have been unable to agree on a day. So I’m not getting my hopes up. She’s also busy as all get out and doesn’t seem to have much time for dating and relating, which makes me wonder what she’s really looking for right now. Perhaps we should have discussed that on our date? I suppose I’ll bring it up on the second date. If there’s a second date. Or I could even ask her in the meantime. In any case I’m back on OKC seeing who else I can find. I have another first date set up for Sunday, and I have a third girl I’m hoping to get together with next week.
In other news, life is still great. I’m in a bit of a lull before the fall cleanup season begins… which according to my calendar should be in about ten days. Until then I’m busy eating, working out (gained back four pounds already!) and spending evenings by the fire with a cold beer. In fact, on the way home from my date with Melody I came across a shitload of firewood that someone had put out to the curb. And I don’t know if I’m getting old or what, but I was actually a little more excited about that.
Catch ya soon…
First dates: 23
Second dates: 3
Third dates: 2
Stood up: 2
First kisses: 1
Sexual experiences: 0.6