This Friday, I have a 'meet and greet' with a new guy...
It's been months since I've done this but he emailed me last week and his profile on the dating site looks promising. We've emailed back and forth a few times and talked on the phone for the first time this evening. Sounds like he's got a decent brain in his head, so we've made plans to meet in the lounge at a local restaurant for a drink and a chat.
I've been down this road enough times now that I don't have any expectations. He does meet some of my 'standards', so he gets at least one chance! But the biggest thing is, he had the balls to contact me first. I am always amazed at the number of guys who repeatedly look at my profile (there's a feature that tells you who peeked), who put me on their 'favorites' list, but never get up the gumption to send out that first email.
All I know is, he can string enough words together to make intelligent sentences. English is his native tongue. He didn't grow up in a remote, rural part of eastern Canada. That's a good start, from past experience on my part.
Whatever happens, happens. It's not like I'm desperate, or searching frantically for a man. I barely have time to clean my house and walk the dog, so fitting in a relationship may be a bigger challenge than I need at this point, but we'll see.
Time will tell, right?