another first date, better luck next time, Bumble dating, no third date, trying and trying again
“I might not yet be falling in love, but I might be flirting with the promise of love, the idea of love, the making of a place in my heart for love, though it may have been more a wish than a promise.” ― The Season of Second Chances
I have yet to see D. for a third date. After the two successful dates, it is proving difficult for him to find the time to meet up.
He wanted to meet one day last week for lunch. I had deadlines at work and couldn’t leave. I also don’t really like meeting up for lunch during the week. I feel rushed having to go back to the office.
Then on Friday night he asked me out for a late breakfast the following day. It was last minute, but as faith would have my mosaic time at the studio had been canceled. So it seemed perfect.
We agreed on time. He would pick me up and we would drive to a neighboring town.
Then Saturday morning this:
I was a little disappointed about the cancelation, and the fact that he has not contacted me again. Last night I sent a quick hi, but heard nothing back.
I know he has been busier than usual with some issues. His ex-father in law passed away, and he had to provide support. I also know that his 17 year old daughter has issues, so he tries to really be there for her. I understand and appreciate that.
To me it is very simple. If he is not making more of an effort to see me then he is probably not that interested.
He had mentioned that he has been divorced for 4 years and that he has waited until now to date because of his daughters. Now the oldest one is in college and the 17 year old is soon to be off to college also. Perhaps he should have waited another 6 months longer.
I know it is very early to make this conclusion but I will not be surprised if I never hear from him again. This is the nature of online dating. People change their minds, and find it easier to just go silent.
We bet on a game last week and I lost, so I owe him dinner. Perhaps he will want to collect.
It is disappointing because he seemed to be into me, as much as I was into him. We are both Aries, but I seem to be the more impatient of the two.
If he can’t find the time for a third date, how could we ever make a relationship work? I don’t want a partner that I will see once every other week.
While I am still trying to live in, and enjoy, the moment and have no expectations, I still want to feel important in somebody’s life. Yes, even after only 2 dates!
“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.”
― A Game of Thrones
and we keep going 🙂
Tonight I will be going on a date with a 52 year old, owner of a funeral home. I have met him on Bumble at the same time I met D., but I had not put much effort in meeting him until now.
He seems like a nice guy. He is divorced with 3 daughters. The youngest is 14 years old. I don’t know a lot about him. I know he loves a couple of sports teams and travels around to see them play often.
We shall see… I will report back tomorrow.
“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ― The Light in the Heart