Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Adventures in Dating: #1 Testing The Waters

And by new adventure I mean my first-1st date in 3.5 years. 

I gently dipped the very tippy of my toe in the water and I wasn't gobbled up by a shark.  I consider that a success.

Nice dinner at a cozy table by a big fireplace, easy conversation with a really interesting man, appropriate amount of compliments without going overboard, a hug and kiss on the cheek, text message to check and make sure I made it home safely, and laid the foundation for another date next week.

Those really are the juicy details.... and just fine with me (for now!).  I didn't want something intense that would scare me off or freak me out. 

I don't know if it's associated with going on a date and trying to get back in the game but I've had a lot of memories and what not pop up and occupy my mind this week.   It's odd, in a good way.  It hasn't been swooning or feelings of still being in love with the man it's been sadness over the loss of the relationship moments.    I think because of the circumstances of the split the "in love" part disappeared pretty damn fast. And if I'm going to be completely honest with myself those feelings had started to change before I even found out about "the BS".

*still licking my wounds*

7 comments:

T said...

Yeah, I can see that.

Sometimes, when I was dating, I just wanted to feel as comfortable as I was when I was married. Which is a ridiculous notion, by the way. So... I can see where you're coming from.

The date sounds promising though!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Well that's great that it went so well! At least you're getting back out there!

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Danielle said...

Your date sounds perfect. Good for you! Hope to hear about the next! :)

T said...

Thinking of you! Hope all is well!

My Army Brats and Me said...

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My Army Brats and Me said...

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