While I told you about several men who have met me for coffee,
I am giving you just examples of the variety of men who I would never
have run into during the course of my everyday life. That is the reason to
look at online dating sites and other meet-up and group functions.
I would like to tell you that of those 100 first dates, only 3 got kisses
and that is NOT because they bought me dinner!
I was not sure about one who I felt should be in the friend category
right from the beginning. That person is a good man who is raising
wife is. They stay with him, he has a neighborhood pool close by.
This man is named Gary. He is a sports writer and editor for the
Columbus Dispatch. He is caring and takes them to movies with their
friends, too. He recently, even took his daughter and friend to Cedar
Point. This is amazing on two levels, his and hers.
Who has a teenager who would allow his/her Dad to hang out with them
at Cedar Point? Or anywhere these days? More power to that relationship!
I just allowed time to share ice cream and coffee on the date with this guy,
but did think that we could try a kiss.
It might make me change my mind on whether I felt he was ‘just a friend.’
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
I know that is so basic (probably dumb to make conclusions from…)
maybe not realistic to judge whether there is “chemistry” but it did help me
to determine he was just a friend.
The other two kissers out of 100 dates include the man who pulled my hair,
if you want to look back at that disaster it was entitled “you know things aren’t
going well when…” and the other man is the one who I am taking a big chance
on. He is the “bad boy/man” that I am starting to care about because of that
Faith Hill is so right in her song about kissing, Cher is also right about
its all about the kiss, and I think maybe even Shania is one who would
agree the way you kiss a woman can clinch the deal. And of course,
the great Hall and Oates, “Your Kiss Is On My List (for the best things
If the kiss knocks your socks off, it is hard not to move onto
or 3 or….
Unfortunately, I am old enough to know that is no guarantee of any
sort of commitment, emotion or lasting outcome. I cannot help my
reaction though, and it makes me think of a much older song from
of all things, the musical “My Fair Lady.” When poor Eliza Doolittle
is being courted/wooed, she sings a song about “Don’t tell me….
just show me!” Meaning don’t tell me all of your love and affection
grab me and kiss me, man!