First Dates. Ready for love?
Check back weekly for new first-date stories, where to go to woo a boo, tips on where to meet people and more! I have found myself having every other week free to myself after my divorce with a shared custody arrangement. I was finally ready to find a weekend lover: someone to enjoy the simple things with, like a coffee, movie or a glass of wine, or sunset wrapped in some romance and passion.
I have always had high standards and expectations like that. A friend talked me into ing up for Bumble. I certainly had prejudice for online dating and thought it was for millennials and younger generations, but I soon accepted the fact that this is how most people meet these days.
With some experience though, I learned that you can actually figure out quite early on in exchanging messages and photos if a match is worth pursuing a conversation or not. Or if a conversation is promising and there is potential, worth an effort to meet in person. I have learned to trust my judgment, again.
So we matched. It was like a dance. Somehow we came on the subject of tea and he proposed we meet for an afternoon tea at the Moana Surfrider hotel.
50 first dates: long term relationship to long distance dating—this is love in the time of quarantine
He grew up in England and I was wondering if he had an English accent. Time and location were set.
It was early afternoon and the rain was torrential. It is getting biblical.
The stay-at-home order is still in place. He certainly is loyal with his daily sweet morning messages and supportive words of encouragement.
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Then we can say that we met under the moon. It truly is hard to predict chemistry and that may be the true lowdown of online dating.
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