This that and the whatever...
So, where are we? If one lives in NYC, we are on the cusp of opening up but it's complicated and it takes time and I don't second guess it, but rather try my best to go with the flow and not yell at anyone not wearing a mask. Am I the mask police? Nope, does that keep me from gesticulating to a passerby, let's just say work in progress.😉
If you're out and about, go you and enjoy and exercise caution. How does it feel to hug your kids, your friends, your estranged husband/JK about the ex? Right now, for me, hugging my kids and seeing their faces is front and center before getting my hot mess hair done or any of those things that one can live without, abeit look crappy, but hugging gotta do the hugging. For me, it's necessary and wonderful and am looking forward to that so much.
Came across a quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Odd that I would even think of quoting any of his works because let's just say I wasn't a fan when I read him as a high school kid.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
Yep, that sums it up, now doesn't it? One would think that after all that has gone on and continues to go on, so much would be changed and it has except for the mating dance...well, sort of....
With that said, I've been dipping my toe into the bumble pool. Yes, actually and yes, actually, Mr. Dr. is still in play but yah, nice guy but not sure what's going to be with him so why not freelance, so to speak.
Guess what, it's still the same process aka beauty contest except with bumble, big woop, we get to swipe first. Again, big woop.
After one evening, I have more than 1/2 dozen swains nipping at my heels. Isn't that special? Now, it specifically says on most profiles that it's virtual dating. DUH! Since I live here, I want to meet men who are somewhat proximate to me. So yah, we'll dance the virtual dating cha cha cha and then move onto the meet and greet but a vastly different meet and greet than ever done before. And quite frankly, I can't imagine any of it so right now so I'll stick to the things that I currently know.
What amazes me is that this dating app/site process hasn't changed. I talk and then he talks and so on and then there's the phone call and then the virtual meet and greet. How is it that every freaking thinsg has changed except the doo doo dance also known as I like him, I like him not. Only thing missing is the daisy.
It's tedious but where am I running? So I will continue on my merry way doing the online dating polka until poof, Mr. Right comes dancing across my iphone. What can I say? So the dates, in 3D, what form will those take?
I have friends who have done the walk in the park, walk in a parking lot? and I would be down for the park thing. Parking lot, c'mon! Who knows though? For the now, I'm rolling with the chit chat. If and when we get to the point of a real meet and greet, I'll figure it out then.
Now, because I've had 10 virtual dates with Mr. Dr, does that mean we're a thing? Nope, but am interested in meeting him in June when he thinks that the world will have miraculously changed and we'll be walking hand in hand into the sunset on the way to my apartment and my bed? Right now, that idea gives me a case of the omg's and it's not because of him but just because...
Whatever, don't have the interest or the emotional bandwidth to think about it right now.
So what's the takeaway, dating is dating and in this time, why not check out what the inventory is like. And just think, once you meet the guy what the hell do you do with him? Ideas, thoughts?? As sixty says, stay tuned, wear your mask and keep dancing.