A while back a friend of mine told me that if I hadn’t made any progress with the friend crush by the end of first quarter (yes, we’re bankers. We think in terms of quarters.) that I had to go on at least one date with a random new person. He told me I had to put myself out there.
So out there I am trying to put myself even if it's been slow, really freaking slow. I got the head nod of approval from Shibani for just talking to bowling crush. After my last experience, this was actually something to be celebrated. I learned all kinds of random facts about him. See what happens when you actually talk to someone?! Baby steps.
Actually last week I got 2 head nods of approval. One for just talking to bowling crush and two for an actual real live date. If you couldn't figure it out, I am terrible at dating. Who decides where to go? Am I going to get so nervous that I throw up? Should I expect him to pay for dinner and drinks or is it ok if I pay for drinks and he pays for dinner? Who calls/texts who first after the date? If I decide I don't like him, how long do I need to sit here? Oh and the fact you have to talk to guys to even get a date in the first place. Enter Regulator (obviously not his name) and a real date was in the works. He's not my usual type--blonde, clean shaven with no ink (NONE!), college degree, 8-5 job. He's almost the exact opposite of what I am normally attracted to-what I have been doing hasn't been working for me so I guess I should mix it up. I figured if the date went poorly, at least I could get a funny blog post about it.
Sadly (or maybe not so sadly) there is no funny blog post to be had about it.