There was no doubt about it, he was cute — but as we settled in with our Bud Lites (his choice, not mine) it became clear that we didn’t have all that much in common.
Tasha has been dating Sam for three months and it has been the best time in her life. Chris has been in a relationship with Kara for the past year.
They immediately felt connected, the chemistry was hot, it was easy to see that he was a kind and considerate soul. While the first six months were great, it seems lately that things are beginning to slide.
But despite a long day at work, I put on a fresh layer of makeup, wriggled into a cute dress in the office bathroom, and headed to a bar within walking distance of my job.
Todd was already there when I arrived, and I was relieved to see that he looked exactly like his picture.
So after months of my friends telling me to “get on it,” I finally worked up the courage to sign up for a dating app.
After getting the encouragement of matching with a few guys I didn’t find repulsive, I decided that every day for the next two weeks, I would go on a date.
But what I did gain was a renewed sense of the importance of having new and exciting experiences.
I spent two weeks trying new restaurants and bars, participating in activities that got me out of my comfort zone, and meeting interesting people.
Word to the wise: This is a better second date than a first date, because getting lost in the woods with someone you have no chemistry with (sorry, Cameron*) isn’t exactly … I would be lying if I said I wasn’t absolutely exhausted after my first week of super-dating.
My friends were annoyed that I’d disappeared, and I was having a hard time keeping up with the various text conversations with the different guys I’d gone out with once, but didn’t have time to go on second dates with.
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