... for an update on the date situation, here it is.
Mr. OnceInaWhile (aka Shorty per XL) is (as before) still non-committal and still there. Casual dating, I guess it is called. Only problem is, the more I see him, the more I want to see him. I guess I'm gonna have to talk to him one of these days. That won't have the opportunity to happen for probably a couple of weeks, due to work schedules (mine), business trips (his) and visitors (mine). So if and when that time arrives, I'll let you know the outcome.
Regarding Guy A and Guy B.
Well, met with Guy A last Saturday and spend a couple hours wandering about The Forks in the centre of Winnipeg on a pleasant but slightly overcast day. We each got a cup of tea and then wandered and sat and wandered and talked. I can't say I felt an instant connection with him. He's interesting to talk to, but the more we talked the more I realized we are on different ends of the spectrum with a few things in life, like religion (yes for him and absolutely not for me), healthy living (organic all the way for him, whatever I like for me), colourful language (nada for him and whenever the fancy strikes me but within acceptable limits for me).
So just don't think anything is going to come of that. He did email me a couple of days after we met to see when we could get together again but when I told him my availability this week, his free relationship seminars took precedence over a second meeting. When he suggested we could perhaps listen to one together, I said that was a bit 'heavy' for a first date... :-\
Guy B and I met last night at a local coffee shop and had a very comfortable chat over tea. No awkward pauses, just easy conversation about all kinds of stuff. We set up Sunday afternoon as a next meeting. I sent an email last night saying it was a pleasure to meet him, and looking forward to spending more time on Sunday getting to know him. Today I received an email saying he had very big reservations about me not having children (he has two and is very involved with them - he is the custodial parent), assuming that because I have none, I would not understand the commitment one has to make to be a good parent. He also stated that he doesn't really care for pets, and as everyone knows, my animal companions are important to me. So I guess that one is a complete no-go. Which is too bad, because it felt pretty comfortable... both our numerous phone conversations and the face to face one as well. I've replied to his email but don't know if I will hear from him again...
I guess it is back to the pond to cast the line in again. *sigh*
Or perhaps I should just forget the whole damn thing. Or stick with the casual thing with Shorty.