For those of you new to my dating blog, welcome! Start from the first post and work your way back to here. You’ll be more entertained and filled-in on the cast of characters. 🙂
To my loyal readers (Hi! I love you guys), three things happened since the last post:
1. I turned 34. Yay! Or, not. But either way, I now need to update my blog’s subtitle to more accurately say, “The journey of a 34-year-old’s dating escapades in Los Angeles.”
2. After a 2 month break, Shenanigans Mode has been switched to “ON” again.
Not only am I searching for the heart of a really awesome guy, I make sure to KEEP the heart of one already awesome little gentleman, my son. As a divorced single mom who shares custody with my ex-husband, my time spent with him is super important. When he’s with me (ie – when school’s out….for example, summer time…) the focus is on him. Shenanigans get put on hold.
Now that he’s spending the rest of the summer with his dad, the shenanigans are back and in full swing.
Kudos to the few guys who managed to sneak in a few text messages back and forth, who swiped right with me on Tinder when I had two free minutes here and there, and who were super patient while I told them I wasn’t available for a few months. More on those new players in a sec. And, yes, I just said Tinder. #newdatingapp #shenanigansINDEED
3. Things happened with The Doc aka “My One-Sided Soulmate.”
In fact, they happened in May, several months ago. Pretty interesting things and while no titles or labels have been placed on us, there were significant things said between the two of us. I started blogging about it back then and still have most of the juicy details from a night in May when I ended up bringing a bottle of wine to his place on a Saturday night after my OKCupid date cancelled on me. Perhaps I’ll share, perhaps I’ll just give you guys an overview in a separate post. Not sure yet.
Regardless, he’s STILL in the picture. Not the we-just-bought-a-house-together-in-Belize picture with us swaying in a hammock sipping cocktails with little umbrellas picture, but still. He’s here. In fact, we have a date set for this Thursday night, and that’s a helluva lot closer to reality than the Caribbean fantasy. For those of you who’ve followed our journey, you’re on pins and needles, I know.
So, I’ll wrap this brief ‘lil update up with one of the best lines I’ve heard in awhile. From a Tinder guy I’ve yet to meet, but who has been patiently waiting and VERY excited to meet me:
(on our first phone call the other day)
Him: “Wow, we’re finally talking! You’re so….elusive.”
Me: “Elusive? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”
Him: “It’s a GREAT thing! The anticipation of getting to finally talk to you over the last few weeks while your son has been here has only created more excitement for me.”
Me: “Nice! Well, I’m flattered.”
Him: “Yes, it’s true.” (he pauses) “Do you know Cirque Du Soleil?”
Me: “Of course…”
Him: “That’s what it’s like. Those are great, awesome shows to see. The anticipation is crazy. That’s what it’s been like for me, waiting to finally get to talk with you! But moreso…and now we’re here!”
Me: “Wow! Umm….thank you. Well, here we are!”
We talked for over an hour and I have to say, I’m looking forward to learning more about this guy. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
So, the mode is switched back “ON” and away….we….GO!!!!!