Last night, I had an interesting experience. For the first time in almost thirty years I had a date with someone other than Cindy.
It all came about rather suddenly. I joined Match.com a couple weeks ago and really wasn’t all that impressed. Most of what I saw was spammers and scammers. I did run into a few interesting people, but we just never clicked. Yesterday, however, I received an email from a very nice lady who lives close by. We have a lot in common so I responded. The next thing I knew, we had traded cellphone numbers and were texting like teenagers.
During one of the texts, she mentioned that she was taking her “differently abled” son to dinner at Freddy’s and we decided that I would join them so that she and I could meet. I invited Kevin to go, but he wanted to stay home.
So, I showered and shaved at warp speed and got dressed in my gray polo shirt, black jeans, and cowboy boots. Let me tell you, I was so nervous I almost forgot how to dress myself.
I met the lady and her son and we spent ninety minutes or so just talking and laughing. It was all very nice and relaxed. She’s a widow, whose husband passed away about ten months before Cindy did, so we had that in common.
Will this lead to romance? I don’t know. I do like the lady and her son, but only time will tell if Cupid is going to break out one of his arrows. I do believe, however, that I have made a new friend.
In my last post, I asked the question “is it too soon.” I still don’t have a firm, concrete answer to that, but I can say that my heart didn’t hurt the way that I was worried it might. The situation felt strange and different, and I thought about Cindy a lot, but the stab wasn’t there. I don’t really know how to word it.
Maybe it’s ok to date a little bit, as long as I can keep it casual for now. I think “slow and easy” will be my motto for a while.