Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Dating Game

Since I've been single, just over a month now, I've been having a GREAT time!

It's back to....The Dating Game

A couple of weekends ago, I had one of those Fridays where Happy Hour turns into 2am...

Yeah, one of those.

Well, I finally made it to a bar downtown with my two short bald male friends (one single, one taken) about midnight

They were grabbing beers while I grabbed a table

Having successfully snagged one, I sat down.

They started to take too long, so I started chatting up a group of people standing near the table.

Couple of guys, couple of girls, no big deal.

Next thing I know one of the guys is asking for my number.

I thought he was kinda cute, he said he was a musician blahblahblah I figured WTF, why not?

So I gave him my number when he asked if I'd like to grab a drink sometime.

My friends return with beer and I join them, the guy going back to his table...

I was pretty drunk when all of this occurred...

A couple days later, on Sunday, I was at a sports bar watching the Packers game when I ran into a guy that works at one of the car dealerships where I test drove a car the weekend before

He was pretty nice, bought me a drink, a shot, made me laugh yaddayadda, can I call you?

Sure, you have my number.

He's single, he's 'well off', funny, WTF, right?

I was there with this chick I know and we completely took over this table of guys....

Hey guys, can we sit here?

Within a couple of hours the table was packed with people we knew and all the guys were standing around...teehee

One of the guys sorta caught my eye, a cutie, after hearing him go on and on about whatever I figured he was a jerk.

But he kept talking to me.

Even threw something in on the sly:

Blahblahblah you're horny aren't you?

What did you just say?

You heard me.

You just asked me if I'm horny......why, yes, I am.

Ok, gotta say, it was funny, random, and got my attention - and he was right...

After a little physical contact and more chatting, he seemed pretty interested and I was curious...

I'd like to hang out with you.

Wow. You get right to the point.

I don't like to play games...

So we exchanged numbers and he said he'd call me as he left.

Don't call him! says my chick friend.

I'm not planning on it.

The next day I received a call from the musician from Friday night.

Ah, yes, The 3-Day Approach.

So, uh, how bout that drink?

We compared schedules and settled on Friday.

Call or text me later this week and we'll figure out the details.

(He was a little odd on the phone)

Friday comes and I find myself working late.

Guh. On Friday.

He calls around 6:15...leaves a message about 'grabbing dinner later?'

Huh, is this a new approach? Say 'a drink' and mean 'dinner'?

I call him back and he proposes dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant that I'd heard of but hadn't visited yet....

Sure, what the hell.

I show up around 8:30, as agreed

As I walk in, I recognize him, and immediately think He's not as cute as I remember!

Damn beer.

He was a pretty nice guy, conversation was easy, I ordered god knows what from the menu, which was good, some kind of soup...

After dinner he suggests a few options and we decide on one of my favorite bars which had a Bluegrass band playing that night.

Ok, Bluegrass, not really my style but I can't say I've ever listened to it, time to try something new.

. . .

At least the beer was good.

And I got to make fun of a guy totally rockin out on a mandolin.

About midnight, I had decided that I wasn't interested in Musician for anything more than friends...

Oh yeah, I was flirting with the guy sitting next to me too....

Once he started to put his arm around me, in that 'protective fashion' y'know the lower back guiding hand...

That was it.

I'm really tired, I think I'm going to head home.

Which was true, I had been yawning...

We stood up and...

So would you like to do this again sometime?

Maybe just as friends, not sure about anything else. You're really good company, thanks for everything!

And I bolted.

Whoo. Classy.

A couple days later, on Sunday, I'd had enough of The Waiting Game with the Sports Bar Guy.

So I called him.

Before I did so, I got that nervous sensation, heart pounding...how exciting!

As soon as he answered, I was smooth as whipped butter.

The conversation was entertaining....

Emails were exchanged yesterday...

And now I have a lunch date tomorrow : )

Wow, this single stuff is fun!


Mike said...

My god. You should really start a single women's group. Many guess don't like to be the ones having to go out on a limb making that first phone call after a drunken escapade the weekend before!

Kristin said...

MY GOD! How the hell do you swing that? I haven't been asked on a date since November!!! We need to go out soon and snag some dates, clearly I need help in that area.

Spicy Little Pi said...

Y'know that whole 'how many days' stuff cracks me up. Too many chicks like to play The Waiting Game. Wake up, ladies, you have to go after what you want!

Besides, that turns guys on.

The whole "the cuter she is, the lonelier" idea is true, guys that cute girls want to talk to NEVER actually approach! Which is why they always end up dating douche-bags.

So sad.

The update: lunch was great and now he's coming over for dinner Friday....

ATLLG said...

Hey good going there P. Usually the best things happen when you aren't really looking or trying so hard.

Some random nut said...

Being single rules :).

More fun.