Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I’ve had a busy few weeks. Work, bachelorette parties, and five or six dates will do that to a person. Those few days I didn’t stay out until 11 or later, I spent catching up on my sleep from the other days. But, here I am, ready to tell you all about my dating adventures!
Remember a while back when I wrote about my online dating experience? And the weirdos who messaged me? Well, after a rocky start, this whole internet dating business improved greatly. In the past two weeks I went on dates with four different guys. Two of which I will probably never see again, one with whom I went on multiple dates (but we decided to just be friends), and another who looks promising.
This past weekend, I met another guy at a St. Patrick’s Day party. Nice, cute, tall and engineer! But, I had a great date with promising guy, we’ll call him hockey player (is there anything sexier than a hockey player?), and still had him in the back of my mind, so my flirting was a little lackluster. Part of me was telling myself, “you’ve only gone on two dates with hockey player, best to keep your options open.” The other part of me was thinking, “Hmm, engineer. You’re kind of awkward. And you’re wearing old man shoes.” Of course, once I decided he was too nerdy for me, he tore it up on the dance floor with some of the other people at the party. Just goes to show, you can’t judge a book by its cover! As a librarian, I should already avoid this practice… but, I don’t.
So, now I’m in a bit of a dilemma. See, I really like hockey player, but (and please don’t judge me too much here) he’s 22. I’m turning 25 in a month. This shouldn’t bother me, but it kind of does. He also lives 45 minutes away and spends every weekend out-of-town doing field work for his masters program, so meeting up is very difficult. The past few times we’ve hung out before/after his hockey games which are in my town, but soon hockey season will be over. What will we do then? I’m a very schedule oriented person (this past non-scheduled week wrecked havoc on my sanity), and I’m not the greatest at compromise, especially when it involves canceling things that are important to me. In this case, my work out commitments (running club and swim team). I’ve already gained weight since moving and I don’t want to gain anymore! Superficial, I know.
I could give Engineer a chance, but I don’t actually have is number. I left the bars a bit early with some other friends, and I didn’t see him when I said goodbye to the others. I suppose I could ask our mutual friends on Tuesday when I them on Tuesday at running… but would that give the wrong impression? I’m kind of interested but I don’t want to seem too excited and give a false impression. Yes, I know, I over think. My other options are to facebook friend him or wait until we run into each other again.
Thoughts? Advice? And yes, I am aware that this is a very minor dilemma. For all I know in two weeks I’ll be back in the search. Also, have you ever dated younger? I never thought I would, as I always thought of myself as mature for my age, but maybe I’m not…