I’m usually pessimistic about most things male related, but after recently ending a nearly one year old relationship the appeal of meeting new people and males that might share my interests was positively welcomed.
Chynna convinced me to join her in what I could call a ‘social experiment’. I had no plans of actually meeting anyone off OkCupid but that quickly changed.
I received my fair share of the generic ‘hey, how are you?’ messages – admittedly, I only replied to those if the sender was cute! Then I had the ones who had thoroughly read my profile and were very willing to compete with me in a burger challenge! (Give me burgers any day)
Lastly, I had the vulgar messages ‘Instead of a burger challenge, I’d rather eat what’s in between your legs’ – Right, okay.
After only a week of messaging two guys back and forth, I had two dates lined up. I was petrified, the first date fell through mainly because of clashes in our schedules and my inability to travel down to London on a whim. Studying takes precedence over everything. My second date however was planned and took place in a bar close to home. Of course, I did not go alone. Chynna came along as my safety but ended up doing more than just being safety!!!!
Meeting someone new is absolutely terrifying, my nerves nearly got the better. The actual date turned out to be fine, there were some awkward silences. Chynna’s cover was blown when he was asking about the people who worked at the bar and I was ‘overly confident that the short girl did not work there’ – Oops should have been more discreet. He was okay with it though, and then sexual music started and we were serenaded with songs that were most certainly not first date material.
The night ended well with no kissing. Till this day I still don’t know how he feels the date went because he’s been so ‘busy’. On the other hand, we have plans to meet up again this Saturday! Although I am not 100% with this guy, I’ve realised that I’m not ready to date someone who is constantly busy. He’s already starting to annoy me and we’ve only had one date! (Back to male pessimism)
The OKC experience was fun! I have actually deactivated my account, although I may still have one more date on the cards. I don know if online dating is for me, never say never though.