So, I have been flying solo for a while now. Nothing wrong with that. A lot of people are not in a relationship. Either by choice or for another reason. I wouldn’t say that I’ve been morose or depressed because I haven’t been in a relationship. I’ve kept busy with work, my kids, and a great group of friends.
I guess I just didn’t realize how much I missed that whole relationsip thing, until….
I’m not in a relationship now, so let’s stop that train before it starts. I am, however, dating again. Yep. Back in the dating game. A place I wasn’t sure that I wanted to go. Now that I am, I couldn’t be happier!
Granted, this wasn’t a “cold” date. I’ve known this woman for about 8 years, maybe a little more. Catch: I haven’t seen or talked to her in 7 years! Weird right?
We found each other via Facebook, groan, I know. It is the one redeeming quality that Facebook has. Finding people you’ve lost contact with.
She is a person that I always had a lot in common with. We liked the same types of music and could pal around and amuse each other. The thing back then was I was in a relationship and she was married. I had a crush on her back then. She knew.
The neat thing is, we are friends. Have been for a long time. I love talking to her, almost everyday. We’ve been on a date. A great dinner! A fun horror movie! A few bottles of wine and a lot of snuggling!
I’d forgotten how much I missed that! A conversation with someone. Someone who appreciates me in a way that no one else does. Words of encouragement. It was the best I’d felt in a long time.
We are of like minds on a lot of things. One of those things is to take it slow. Rushing in does nothing but create havok. I have my kids, she has her son. We both have leapt into things in the past and look where that has gotten us.
She is worth waiting for. Apparently, she thinks I am too. I hope I don’t become any less cynical!