I’ve been in the shallow end of the dating pool for a long time now. Water wings on my arms. Clinging to the walls a bit too afraid of the deeper water.
But, as with many things, I’m about ready to take the risk. Dive in. Sure, the water’s deeper. It may be colder sometimes. But, overall, it’s the place to be for locating the old harmony and fulfillment.
I have had lots of friends declare to me over the past several years that they can’t believe I’m not involved with someone. Statements like this are very complimentary but also very awkward for me. There were/are always reasons for someone taking themselves out of the pool for a period of time.
Mine are many, and I don’t need to share all of them. But, primarily speaking, I wasn’t in a good place to get involved. I wasn’t ready to let anyone beyond the surface of who I am.
I think I’m over that.
So, as I am exploring the possibility of connecting with someone new I’m wondering what to do on a first date in 2008?
I’ve never been a fan of movies for early dates. Movies are enjoyable and all but unless you’re an ass (and who wants to be an ass on the FIRST date) you can’t talk with your date for two hours. And, if the movie sucked, then you’re stuck with discussing something that sucked for the remainder of the evening. Not fun.
Dinner is nice, we all need to eat.
Casual drinks allows for good conversation.
Concerts take on the same conversational issues as a movie, but do carry a high energy quotient and the opportunity to dance and move and groove.
Art walk on First Thursday can be fun but also super crowded.
So, as I contemplate this I offer to you, the readers, a chance to chime in on good and unique date options. Let’s make a list.
Also, if anyone knows a smart woman in a short skirt with a good sense of direction, feel free to send her my way.