I met a man on one of these sites, that I thought , this is the type of man I should be dating. And what I mean, is that he was somewhat close to my age, has a good job, established, grown kids, etc. And don’t worry, he was 6 years younger, which still qualifies him as younger. We got along pretty well with messages on the site and then phone calls too.
We arranged to meet for a drink and met halfway between our homes. It went well and we actually extended it to dinner. The date lasted about 4 hours, which I thought unusual for an initial meet and greet. Ended the evening with him saying, “I really enjoyed myself and we should do this again soon.”
I agreed and said yes let’s plan for that. Well a week or so later I had a trip planned to the west coast for about a week. The plan was to meet for date # 2 before I left for my trip. Well that didn’t pan out- claimed he wasn’t feeling well (always question those claims ). We decided let’s wait till I return. We texted some while I was away and I sent him a message that I was home. Now he was going away that weekend, so again we said when you come back we will meet for date # 2. Need I tell you the ending to this? We texted some, spoke on the phone and he again stated, “we need to meet again soon, I had such a good time with you.”
“Okay”, I said, “when?”
His reply, “lets see what happens this coming weekend.” Not a particularly committed statement in my book.
Well apparently, something happened, but it didn’t involve me. I got a text wishing me a happy mothers day (yes it was May at the time) and I responded with “thank you”. And that was that. Not a peep.
I really don’t get it. Was I being hasty? Am I expecting he should have called? Yes he should have. Chalk up another one. Funny thing, I mentioned I was thinking of starting a blog about dating, and he said, “uh oh! are you going to include me?”
“ Who knows! If you give me material I will.”
Lucky him not calling me, I have made him a star.
I did see him on the site at times. I decided to be bold and I texted him to ask, out of curiosity, why he changed his mind. He answered saying that I was a doll, but I had too many other commitments. He wished me luck, I guess keeping busy, having a job, seeing family and friends ,as opposed to waiting by the phone to see if he is going to call, is not what he expected. I sent him one last message back ( have to get the last word in) and said yes, I do like to keep busy and damn straight I am a doll.