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“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” – Charlotte Bronte
Since the upsetting email that G sent me I thought I would never speak to him again. Then he started texting me and I didn’t have it in me to ignore him. I replied.
We started texting every single day as we had done before. We didn’t work out as a couple but I still think he is a good person and worth of being friends with.
I had stayed away from online dating when I thought he and I could have a future together. Now I am back at it again. Some may think that I didn’t really care for him if I am been able to flip from girlfriend to just friend so quickly.
I did care. I cared a lot. I thought he was the One. I had already envisioned a future together. And then it all fell apart, for no apparent reason. I have 2 choices: stay stuck there, on the mourning of a relationship or move on.
I am moving on. I am not being cold. I am being a realist. I am saving myself time and energy. If something doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work, move on. There is no sense in spending time thinking about it, trying to reflect on what went wrong or why, or even dreaming about it working again.
I embraced thinking he was the One, now I am embracing him as a friend.
“Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.” – Germany Kent
I am back on Match and POF. My first date since starting again was last night.
I went out with B, he is in Finance and works for a museum in New York City.
He chose an expensive Scandinavian restaurant called Agern located inside Grand Central Station. I commute every day out of GCS and had never noticed it before. It is hidden in plain sight.
After taking a look at the menu and prices online I told him that perhaps he should choose a place more reasonable. He said that he heard good things about this restaurant and he was glad to take me there.
The ambiance was great, it was quiet and not too bright. The service was amazing. The food was good but nothing that I would be looking forward to eating again. I guess fancy Scandinavian food is not for me.
We shared 2 appetizers, 3 entrees and 1 dessert. We had only one cocktail each and the bill was $250 with tip – I sneaked a peek as he was signing the credit card receipt.
B was such a great person. He was interested and interesting. The conversation flowed. Three hours went by and we didn’t even have a chance to talk about his favorite subject: music.
I didn’t get an initial romantic vibe from the date, but I think that a second date may be necessary to make sure.
He texted saying that he had a lovely time and would like to see me again. I said it would be great.
to be continued…
“If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going, keep going come what may.” – Vincent van Gogh