The path to Love - A Date Story
So, I haven’t written in a long while and I was just watching a reality TV show which got me thinking. No, I rarely watch those and I was surfing through the channels when an interesting experiment seemed to be playing on this one channel and I was intrigued. The show had a few girls and a few guys dating each other in a dark room over a day or two, at least that’s what I gathered, at the end of which they are revealed to one another after which they decide if they want to date each other “in the real world”.
Wow. So. Dating is a serious business or maybe the makers of this show think so. Anyhow, this show got me thinking, about myself. So now, there are these three men and women, a little older than me, who are there looking for someone out there to spend a good chunk of their lives with if not the whole if it and here, there is this one me who has never, NEVER, dated anyone forget looking for someone to spend my life with. Now these people, they also seemed pretty grounded in the dating world of today, even avid readers of “The Date Rule Book Series”, would you believe? It is almost difficult to think that there aren’t people in the real world where real men meet real women and real women meet real men who haven’t dated much, or even not at all - just trying to still keep myself alive in the picture.
It bothers me to learn and make myself believe that there aren’t as many people or for that matter as many people as I’d like in the world who aren’t so experienced with the entire date-o-drama, like me and it further worries me sometimes that when the time comes I shall lose out on my Mr. Right for the lack of possessing these skills.
Having said this, would I still go a date and make up for the lost time? In all likelihood, NO.
I’m the kind of girl who gets asked out to dates by weird men, by men who are either too old or who take coffee too seriously; amongst the many other categories. I’m also the kind of girl who takes a lot of pain in coming up with excuses an hour before the date to bail herself out, if the date is really cute that is, but I still bail out - no matter what.
What I let myself do, on the other hand, is that I allow myself to meet and talk to people, specifically men in this context over the internet and just flirt, sometimes merely reciprocate flirtations. It doesn’t happen much too often for people can easily seem attractive in such a scenario and be far from it in reality. However, my point being that I haven’t kicked myself out yet and this show has really shaken up my otherwise cemented mind.
Maybe I shouldn’t stiffen up at the thought of someone wanting to spend some good time with me. Maybe I should loosen up a little, let my heart breathe. Right?
Maybe, dating doesn’t have to be so much of a serious affair after all.