Dating: Not For The Faint at Heart

**I originally posted this on October 19, 2011. I find this so hilarious! I hated dating and I’m so glad that I don’t have to worry about that anymore.

dating

Written August 23, 2011

“Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night?”  -Jerry Seinfeld

“After a while, you just want to be with the one that makes you laugh.”  -Mr. Big

“Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.”  -Jim Bishop

“When I was in high school, I got in trouble with my girlfriend’s dad. He said, ‘I want my daughter back by 8:15.’ I said, ‘the middle of August. Cool!’ ”  -Steven Wright

So dating? What fun? I have been out of the dating race for almost 8 years now. That happens when you meet the guy you are going to marry at 17 years old. You don’t get much dating experience and at the time you are happy with it because my goodness you have met the man you are going to spend the rest of your life with, right? WRONG! Now I kind of wish that I had more experience dating because I’m back in the dating pool and frankly I’m frightened! <!–more Keep On Reading!–>And let me just state for the record, “dating” in high school does nothing to prepare you for dating later in life.

So I take the usual first step. ( Or so I think it is. Really I am just making this up as I go along.) I go on a few dates with guys I already knew. You know the guys I knew but never gave a second thought to because I was married. Turns out I wasn’t missing much. Ugh! Very cute-very boring. Extremely attractive and by golly he knows so too……isn’t afraid to tell you all about how great he is.

Then you start going out with friends and family. You then meet guys, they ask for your number and you go on a few dates. However, those are some pretty crazy guys too. Oh let’s not forget about the guy that flirts with you an entire evening………then you realize he’s married and had just taken his ring off. The “promise I’ll call” guy. The “I really want a relationship” guy or my personal favorite the “oops I forgot my wallet” guy!

After a while, you find yourself wondering if there any decent guys left out there? Please tell me this gets better.

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