Dating standards today
Yes, I know my life is one that would turn a normal human into an alcoholic but after searching through my wealth of knowledge for a reason why my pants were shrinking in the dryer when I air them and being unable to convince myself that all of a sudden clothes shrink in the washer too…. At one point, I literally screamed “THIS IS INSANE”, waking up everyone within a 20 mile radius of me. I just received this message: “It says on your profile you are a credit risk analyst, so I had a question for you.
If god forbid I’m still writing this blog at 40 that will clearly change, but for now, it’s fine. Have a good week.”) Called me Wednesday (I didn’t respond), texted me inviting me to a movie on Thursday (I didn’t respond), and called me twice Friday DURING THE DAY. Well, that isn’t entirely true—I think it happened once in 6th grade. Anyway, Jdate guy sent me a message and we emailed and bbmed for a few days and then he asked me out. To dinner/drinks last night and I was so surprised at how much fun I had. It would have been sooner, but I actually was worried that I was dying.
Thanks.) Ok, anyway…so he picks me up and when he didn’t even get out of the car to greet me I knew that this was just not going to work. It also could be do to the fact that because of my Body for Life challenge I did lunges holding 20lb dumbbells the other day and am currently hobbling around like an 80 year old man. He’s pretty cute but I have that pit-of-my-stomach bad feeling that he’s like 17. SO no alcohol or junk for me until I’m back to normal! I am contemplating funny responses and welcome your suggestions. There is nothing more comforting and delicious to me than a hot cup of good coffee.
Our goal is simple - to add love, romance and fun to the lives of single people. I have grand plans to find a cute study buddy and then seduce him. Also, I fear that my self-deprecating humor gets old. He’s been on vacation in Florida and we’ve been bbm-ing so I’ll take that as a good sign. Today, while I was ordering from the coffee shop next to my apartment I realized that the barista was pretty cute! I should have just turned around then, but no, instead I decided to set myself up for over 2 hours of lackluster, boring conversations. I did however thoroughly enjoy watching the penguins play because they are my favorite and just so stinking cute the way the waddle around and then dive into the water! I’m pretty sure that my enthusiasm for the penguins might have scared him a bit….especially when I told him about how my work has an instant message system with emoticons and how much I love the one of the dancing penguin. And then when we moved on to the polar bears I told him that they are my favorite type of bear because my teddy bear is a polar bear and he has on an argyle sweater and hat!! Note to self: do not mention teddy bears or dance like a penguin on my next date. And he hasn’t called me since, so for once I’m on the same page with someone! In other news, I have started studying for the GMAT so that I can go back to get my MBA part-time starting sometime in 2011. 84% fueled by my hope that I will meet a smart, single, attractive, man in the process. I have not been on a date since the one with the Personal Trainer (PT) last week. That crazy guy who kept calling me after our horrendous date. There is an amazing place right next to my office that has the best coffee I have ever tasted—the problem is it is .50 for 12 ounces. Don’t worry, I limit myself to once a week, but still…He was giving me the tour of his gorgeous place with all his expensive appliances and beautiful kitchen. I should have counted the awkward silences then have you all bet on how many there are and the winner would get a Starbucks gift certificate. I ordered my usual black coffee and he got…..chocolate caramel surprise with whipped cream and sprinkles. So, for my birthday she got me the most perfect gift! It provides space for: Paramour, Date Met, How Met, Commitment, Attraction, Pre-Analysis Confidence that Relationship Will Work Out, Pro/Con, Conclusion, and Plan of Action. I could have really used this last Fall when I was juggling too many guys that my friends couldn’t keep track of them all and I literally created my own list to email out. Oh well, I guess that just teaches me not to listen to my friends anymore 😉 Ok, so I will take you through an example of how to use this list.I looked around with an incredulous look on my face and he asked me what was wrong. ” to which he responds: “Oh, I don’t drink coffee.” WHAAAAT??? It included basic information (age, occupation, etc) along with pictures, and my own pro/con analysis. First, though, a little backstory: Last summer I was away for training for 6 weeks but came home one weekend and went out for a fun night on the town with my friends. So 4 girls piled into the back (where really only 2 people were supposed to fit) and our knight in shining bike armor pulled us along. 3) He was so skinny but had a beard and mullet of a mountain man! I kept asking if the company was hiring and insisting that due to my skills in spinning class, I would definitely be strong enough. We had been texting every day and he was really boring me but everyone said to just give him another shot at a date since I did have fun on the first one. My first date with Mexico was to the zoo and it was a ton of fun so I was hoping that the trend would continue. Especially not call him twice in a row, in the middle of the work day. Since neither ignoring him, nor subtle ‘i’m not interested texts’ weren’t getting the point across I eventually just had to do the “listen, sorry if I gave you the wrong impression but nothing is going to happen with us. Which is where I’ve been pretty much every waking hour that I’m not at work. Some guy, 28, pharmacist IMs me and we start talking. Like if you think I am going to hop on a plane to go on a date with you, get real. Yes, I do have high standards and no, I’m not going to just settle for someone. but my sister, who has no debt and works for Goldman-Sachs, can’t get a credit card other than her corporate one. Is she actually a risk (because she has no real credit history) or are the markets mistaken? I went out with the personal trainer again last weekend. I would never in a million years call a guy 11 times when he did not return a single call. Don’t worry, I already have his application to “Beauty and the Geek” filled out and ready to go. To celebrate I went out with a few of my work friends to a Mexican restaurant for happy hour margaritas, shots of tequila, and chips and salsa. I got on the dreaded scale which I threw to the back corner in February when it rudely tried to tell me that too many happy hours, lunches out and big dinners were a bad idea—-and I’ve gained 15lbs since graduation last May. Then I was like “wtf clearly this is broken’, but when I put my 10lb weight on it and it indeed said it was 10lbs, I cried and then went to the gym. I’ve had people tell me that my standards are too high and I’ve even been called a ‘snob’ by a ‘friend’ but that was probably just out of spite because I rejected him. I know that credit markets have tightened for good reason…I definitely secretly still have a crush on him 😉 2) DB loved good coffee just as much as I did.One of our first conversations was about our mutual love for it and it was at that moment I knew I would fall hard for him.Let’s just say that first morning when I woke up there and had no coffee to drink I knew that things with him would not last long. This guy was so, so funny through our emails but then when I actually met him I swear to you, I have never met a more awkward person. Usually when someone says “so, do you have any siblings” the other person responds with a “yes” or “no” and if yes, will most likely go into some detail…then will say “what about you? We ended up walking tired, that we didn’t want to walk back. I spotted one of those bike-taxis and hailed it down. Of course we started chatting with him, only to find out that his name was Geoffrey Slagheap. He let me down easy telling me “it’s the end of the season, maybe next year…” Umm, it was July.A few things here: 1) At the time like 5 guys I was either hooking up with/had a crush on/had a crush on me had a name that started with a G or J. Regardless, it was the most fun 7 minutes I had all summer! And here are a few pictures I have of this epic night…