Fresh off another first date. We met at the local nature preserve, where we walked among the waterfowl at the water’s edge. It was an unseasonably warm day, but unfortunately the clouds and wind moved in by the time we got together. The conversation was awkward at first, but after a few minutes we settled into a nice flow. I wasn’t sure about her when I first saw her, but the more we talked the more attractive I found her.
We were only there for an hour as I had to get going and she had to get back to her babysitting gig. Her regular job is as a teacher. Shocker – a teacher on OKC. Seriously, that’s like the #1 profession of OkCupiders, followed by nurse, social worker, and vet. And everybody rides horses. What’s with all the horseback riders?
I really liked her and told her I wanted to get together again, and she agreed. I’ve texted her since then with a second date idea, but as of this writing there’s been no response. Bummer. But we’ll see.
In the meantime I’m still making chit-chat with Melody. I’m still not sure what to make of the whole “friends first” thing. The way I look at it, if there’s mutual attraction/interest, then why can’t we skip the whole “friends” phase? And friends for how long? How long am I going to have to hover around until she can decide how she feels about me? And then how exactly are you supposed to go from being friends to being more than friends? I don’t know, the whole thing just sounds like a one-way ticket to being friendzoned. Some of you have already commented about this on my last post, but I’m not sold on the idea. Further thoughts, anyone?
First dates: 25
Second dates: 3
Third dates: 2
Stood up: 2
First kisses: 1
Sexual experiences: 0.6