After a short hiatus from the dating world, I have returned ready to get back in the saddle (and probably knocked down as well). I didn’t take a long hiatus, a few weeks at most and have been on one date since I’ve been “back”, a date that actually had some potential. Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something about myself through these experiences. The latest lesson has been how not to obsess when the seemingly perfect date doesn’t call for a week and a half… and then he calls and I still obsess. Yes! It does happen to the best of us. Since I have been a little obsessive lately I have been talking with girlfriends frequently. The result? Receiving some of the best dating advice I have ever heard.
My personal favorite: Relationships are like buses and if the one you’re on isn’t going in the right direction get off and take another one. And these buses, there are tons of them and they are going all different places, everywhere. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I am finding this to be so true. I have gotten on a few buses over the past few months and almost as quickly as I get on, I seem to be getting off of them. But the truth is that you never really know until you get all the way on the bus. Sometimes it’s scary to get off the bus and so I find a lot of peace in the part about there are all different buses going all different places, everywhere.
And the runner up: Online dating is like going to a candy shop. You should try a little of this, a little of that, find out what you like! Oh yes that’s right, dating doesn’t have to be as serious as my head sometimes wants to make it. It seems as though I have been naturally inclined to try a “little of this and little of that.” Turns out I have actually found out a lot about what kind of candy I’d like to invest in. Some of it I had no idea I’d ever like.
So for now, it’s on the bus, and off the bus, and maybe I’ll try a bus going this way or that way…