Monday, March 14, 2011

Scaredy...

This gem came from a good pal of mine who recently joined PlentyofFish - a website I still get weekly matches from despite my attempts to unsubscribe. Enjoy!

I went on the blind date last night with a guy and it was terribly interesting. He ended up being exactly like his emails, funny and sarcastic. He's at least 6'1", maybe taller, built and kinda nerdy-cute with Clark Kent glasses. BUT, get this, he's got more phobias and issues than anyone I have ever met:
  • he doesn't go in the ocean because of sharks
  • he's afraid of heights
  • he gets sea sick and car sick
  • he’s vegetarian/vegan because he loves animals
  • he has asthma
  • he refuses do drink beer or wine - only booze
  • the only vacation he's ever really been on was to Disney World two years ago
  • he loves Comicon and Star Wars (the home image on his phone is Anakin Skywalker after he became Darth Vader)
  •  he was obese as a child so he doesn't ever over-eat and that's why he initially became vegetarian to lower his cholesterol
  • he doesn’t eat junk food. Ever.
  • he grew up in Staten Island and has all kinds of problems with that (especially that his parents are racist)
  • his best friend may be gay and he's worried about that because his friend won’t admit it
  • he's obsessed with fish (like as pets) and has a huge fish tank in his apt. 
  • he's furious people think he's a certain ethnicity because of his last name (maybe the apple doesn't fall so far from the tree) 
What is the weirdest thing you ever discovered about someone on a first date? Was it enough to keep you from going on a second date? And yes, there will be a second date for my friend...can't wait to tell you all how it goes!

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010: The Year of Zero First Dates

Well, here we are. 2011 has arrived and it's only natural to look back on the last year and think about what we did and didn't do. What didn't I do? Well, I didn't stick to my blogging resolutions (duh). But also, 2010 was the first year since I moved to New York that I didn't go on a single first date. Not one. Zero.

You may be thinking, "Well that explains the lack of new material." And you're right...but it's no excuse, really, for not posting. I have ammo that would last years of date-free living.

There's a good reason I haven't been on any first dates this year, though. Apparently the dating gods felt I finally kissed enough frogs - so they delivered a dude to my doorstep. Well, I guess they dropped him in my Match.com inbox (modern day doorstep, if you will). He's wonderful, amazing, fabulous, blah blah blah - everything a girl (this girl) could want. I won't gush on and on, no need to induce vomiting, but suffice to say, I'm happily stumbling along the relationship yellow brick road.

This gem of a guy even knows about my blog (found it before I had the chance to tell him about it - go me). And better yet - is supportive of it (he hasn't read every post...)! So now that we've got that year under our belt, I'm back to the bloggosphere.

Here's the thing: I have plenty of stories, and I will regale you with them on a weekly basis. But let's cut my man a little slack...send me your stories (bullet them out, I'll make sure they're HILARIOUS before they post), we'll keep it all anonymous and everyone can have a good time. This way, if I write anything too risque and he reads it, I can say "Uhhh that post was contributed..."

My point of view on dating hasn't changed the slightest, and in fact, having found myself in a happy relationship, I feel more strongly than ever that it's better to be single and laughing than coupled and complacent.Trust me, it's worth the wait.

Happy New Year folks!