What if you were the game?
[Online Dating Update]
This is Larry’s response to my possible kidnapping… I have to make safer choices 🤦🏽♀️
Before I get to that let’s recap!
Kidding! Nothing from last update made its way into this one.
I almost texted buff guy back but then I saw that buff guy lived in Wichita Kansas at one point in his life and well… I’m the only thing I want to date from Wichita.
I figured that the Facebook dating app would have better options now that some time has passed so I swiped a bit here and came across some really engaging options.
I have to admit that I did not take any of these swipes seriously which I made evident by my opening line…
“Don’t peep and don’t speak!”
Crazily everyone responded!
There is “Community Stakeholder Guy” who passed me his number yesterday. I’ll call it tomorrow and let you guys know.
Secondly “Panera Bread MGR” guy. He was so sweet and engaging. He had such a great conversation about interests and he liked to dance and also worked out! He set up plans for us to hang last weekend and never got to the commitment stage. Riiiight before he could say let’s hang here he disappeared 🤷🏽♀️
One guy I actually met at a party. He was socially awkward yet confident in his strangeness and I liked that. A chemist which I thought was so coool. He originated from Jamaica and w a proper haircut could’ve been a looker but… when I asked if he was single (cause something told me to ask) he told me that he was separated.
Which means married so he is a no go.
Am I weird to reject all the men that are separated? I mean… that is NOT single.
Oh I almost forgot to tell y’all about JD!! JD and I had a very long conversation that I knew immediately was going absolutely no where. How did you know that Courtney? Because JD told me that he referred to Africa as “the land of Kush” because Africa is the last name of the European that conquered the whole country and he isn’t going to acclimate to that…
I cannot make this up.
Linard is a fellow podcaster who couldn’t hold a conversation and told me if he talked verbally he could. Nope! I refuse to add yet another annoying Good Morning to this phone line!
And for the main presentation..
Let’s call this guy “Mr Whole Family” This guy was super intentional. He swiped and spoke to me immediately. He held the conversation and I enjoyed the interactions. Even when I wasn’t completely engaged he matched my energy and brought me back. I couldn’t help but enjoy the text so when he invited me over to his house for a game night I pretended to consider and then accepted.
I get to his home for a night of gaming and Pluckers (cause I chose wings) and am met by him and his two children. A 15 yo son and a 4yo daughter.
Momentarily I was frozen. First date. I have walked into the home of a potential serial killer and am met by two kids.
Is it normal for people to meet your kids so early on?
I stayed regardless cause.. wings… and actually had a great night! I beat the whole house at Mortal Kombat which made his son happy cause apparently “dad” cheats and always wins. Then it was discovered that Disney plus was available so we sorted through movies settling upon the Country Bears cause I was the guest and it was my choice.
At this time the little girl changed into her pajamas and snuggled into my lap and Mr Whole Family sat closer to me on my opposite side.
It felt real family ish… and I sat there thinking to myself this is exactly what I am looking for.
However we skipped some steps. A lot of steps. A marriage. A pregnancy. All of the growth and milestones that come with it.
Is this how I want my life? Ready made? (Y’all this little girl is absolutely precious. I wanna buy matching outfits!)
But is this what I want?
He kept communication the following days and when I expressed my concerns with him he didn’t get offended and I appreciated that. He actually used that time to make sure that I knew his intentions and I don’t know.. I don’t know..
We are supposed to go to dinner tomorrow evening.
I will let you know how this works out.
I haven’t gotten kidnapped yet!!