Tuesday, May 22, 2007


So I've been getting lots of questions regarding my next date (seriously people...can you blame me for needing a break?!) I was just taking some time to see people I actually like, and work's been a bit crazy.

But don't worry...just wanted to let you all know I'm on it!

Hopefully some new posts next week ;-)


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Date #3

I've been struggling to figure out how to write about Mr. Tickle Fingers (the name will become clear)...but the more I think about it, the weirder the evening becomes and it's been a challenge deciding where to start. Just a few things to keep in mind however, this guy is 36 (a bit older, yes), and currently unemployed ("interviewing").

There was some mix up in meeting (I'll leave that alone)...but eventually we found each other at the bar at which point he said he'd been ready to leave since he was sure I'd seen him earlier and chose to ignore him...(hmmm, why didn't you come say hi to me if you saw me?). Anyways, as i struggle to get the conversation started (i left my couch for this damn it!) he mentions being in sales, and i asked what he sells.

Mr. "I used to sell politically incorrect adult toys...guess what they were..."
Me "um, no that's okay, i think i get the picture"
Mr. "no no, guess, i want to see you blush"
Me "no really, i don't want to guess" (can I F-ing leave now?)
......continues in this vein for a bit...
...only to learn he sold guns...awesome...

As I struggle to not kill myself making conversation, he keeps making remarks about how I'm a trouble maker...(you try anything buddy and you have no idea)...and at one point he actually says:

Mr. "I'm going to have to tickle you, such a trouble maker"
(...um, no...)
Me "i really don't feel that you know me enough to touch me"...
Mr. *hands start to reach over*
Me *SMACK* hitting his hands away (seriously dude?)
Mr. "you're not being very fun" (yup, the anti-fun...that's me)
Me "i don't really prefer to be tickled in the middle of a bar"
Mr. *smirks* "well, i might just have to put you over my knee and spank you then" (WHAT?!?!)

Strangely at this point I got really tired and said it was time to go...but don't worry...he said he had a good feeling about me passing the "get to see him again" test, and he'd be in touch. Thank goodness I am such a lucky girl...

~ Trying...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Date #2

I'll be honest...I didn't have high hopes going into this date. Mr. TV was persistent though, so I said yes when he suggested a movie (note: not a good first date), though in this case a blessing.

I'm going to sum up the evening with two moments:

1. During the previews, he turns to me and says "I haven't seen that movie" (uh, really?)

2. About 20 minutes into the date he mentions that he's already told his uncle about me, and that he'd made plans for "us" to borrow the beach house for a weekend this summer...(getting a bit ahead of yourself aren't you buddy?)

Just for some additional background, we'd emailed about twice before going out...he asked no actual questions during the hour we walked around before the movie started, and mentioned multiple times that he was "very well off" (strangely, I'm not looking to be supported currently)...i think Mr. TV will not be getting a second date...

P.S. Wondering about the "Mr. TV" name...well, in all his online pictures, he's posing with his flat screen TV...literally, about 5 pictures in different lighting with his TV...i know ;-)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Date #1

This story is actually a second date (but the first online guy)...which is odd, since if the quirks aren't going to come out on the first date...usually it takes a lot longer to see them. But onto the story...

Mr. Sunglasses and I had a fun first lunch (he kept his sunglasses on the whole meal, inside!), anyways then due to schedule conflicts couldn't get together again for a little over 2 weeks. We decided to meet for drinks later on in the evening since we were both busy with work. He was running about 25 minutes late, and this wasn't a problem but applies to the story later. He was rushed and asked if I minded if he ordered food, not at all...but as he goes to sit down his phone rings...and he excuses himself to answer it (hmmm?). He returns to badger the waitress about how they make their salads, and how she's not being very helpful, etc. As I smile at the waitress when she leaves...I am told (loudly), in his words "you are so F*cking rude"...hmm, temper issues?

Upon my shocked face he goes onto explain (with plenty of expletives) that the waitress and I were obviously making fun of him (um, what?)...as i respond with a (possibly tough) comment of "she was someone to talk to for 25 minutes while i waited for you"...he just got more and more agitate. He then says he's really busy and doesn't have much time tonight...(like i care at this point?!)...he proceeds to avoid eye contact and drink quickly...and I say I need to leave, he suddenly jumps up and says he'll call when he's back from a weekend trip (seriously buddy?)...and tries to go in for the hug. I (semi) smoothly side-step any contact I simply say best of luck with everything...and get out of there :-)

Not the worst date (by far)...but can't say I think Mr. Sunglasses is a winner...


Why Internet Dating?

As my first post...perhaps I should give a bit more feedback as to why I think this is relevant (at all) to people. I mean, we all have our share of bad dating stories (and perhaps worse relationships)...but simple "bad" dates aren't the point here. These are dates that go far beyond the awkward lack of conversation, or odd smell (well, that might come up). AND, these are dates that have all started from and internet dating site. As I know fellow singles out there will understand...most people's reaction to hearing you're single is "well, are you online?"...and I'm here to give you a response to that. Point them this way, and after reading just a few stories I doubt they'll be so quick to push you on-line again! I'm not bitter (surprisingly a happy person in fact) and I do believe that you can find romance through the web...really, I'm just looking share a range of odd/funny experiences...and conduct a bit of a personal experiment :-)

I've set myself some rules:
1. I have to be active online at least 4-5 times a week (aka, make an effort)
2. I'll at least respond to anyone that emails me.
3. Unless I fear for my life (let's hope not!), I'll at least go on a first date (I get the feeling most of these stories will be first dates...)

Any other suggestions?

My mother has told me many times to get on-line and try...I'll need some feedback before I actually pass this site along to her to see if she still holds to that thought ;-)

Feel free to share some of your stories, and other feedback is welcome!

~ Trying...