on dating, & blogging, & the things they don't teach you in school...
There are two things that have been really hard for me lately, dating, and stopping myself from blogging about how awful it's been.
Blogging and dating, it's tricky. What are the rules about it? I want to write about how terrible the guys I've met recently have been, but I also don't want to scare off any potential dates because they're fearful that one "mess up" and they'll end up on the blog too. So what do you do about it?
In an attempt to not scare off any future dates, but still give you a glimpse into the awkwardly awful dates I've been on lately, I'll give y'all a short recap. I don't know why I feel the need to protect these guys, but in order to save what's left of their reputation, I've decided to give them nicknames.
Date 1 - The Democrat
I went on this date the day after the elections, which probably wasn't the best idea on my part because I was in an awful mood to begin with. You know what they say? Never discuss politics or religion. Well the first subject that came up was of course the elections, and the date went downhill from there. I spent the next hour listening to what a bad choice voting for Romney was, oh and did I mention he was unemployed?
Date 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 - The Cheater The Player/Womanizer
Hopefully this is the bottom of the barrel in regards to my dating life. I really had high hopes for this one, despite the fact that numerous people warned me that he was a womanizer. I thought there was NO WAY he could be seeing other girls after I looked him in the eyes and asked him about it. He even assured me time and time again that he "prided himself in his honesty". Maybe it was his fantastic hair that had my slightly stupefied?. Regardless, he had a girlfriend the whole time, I should have seen it coming all along.
Date 8 - The Ex-Football Star
Honestly, this date could be a scene in a movie. I met this guy through a friend and when he invited me over for dinner I gladly accepted because he seemed like a genuinely good guy. I showed up to his house, only to find him digging in the pantry deciding if he wanted to cook sloppy jo's or quesadillas. I'm not high maintenance at all, but I felt like I was in college again. He spent the whole night talking about his days of playing college football, never once asked about my life, and after downing two bottles of wine passed out on the couch. Needless to say I got out of there as fast as I could.
After these experiences, the single life isn't looking so bad, at least for now. Hopefully the next dating story I share with y'all is because it was absolutely awesome, and not absolutely awful.
Been on any bad dates lately that you want to share? and what are your thoughts on blogging and dating?