"Boring dates can ONLY be remedied with alcohol. Deduct the alcohol and you basically feel trapped in a nightmare."
I think I should start a movement to get people off the apps and back into reality. What should we call it? Give me ideas people - maybe we can make something go viral...I'm sure I'm not the only attractive person out there who is sick of online b/s.
Anyways, I went out with my match from the matchmaker on Saturday. I'm not going to sugarcoat his name because I honestly don't care and will never see him again SO meet Travis. 40, never married, no kids, workaholic, no hobbies, 5'11, blonde. He was so very nice, nothing "wrong" with him except that he has minimal friends, minimal hobbies and talked about the same things over and over and over and over again. We went for mexican at one of my favorite places (because yes, I planned our date - how romantic) and when he told me he doesn't really drink, I decided not to order a drink and get iced tea instead.
WORST IDEA EVER.
Boring dates can ONLY be remedied with alcohol. Deduct the alcohol and you basically feel trapped in a nightmare.
Icing on the cake - he decides to order a drink! STUPID, STUPID, STUPID MEEEEEE. Now it's too late, I look weird if I make the waiter come back and re-take my drink order. Ugh. Making rookie errors all over the damn place.
Travis orders a mojito (too feminine for my taste for a first date drink but whatever)
The date lasts 1.5 hours and by the end, I can't get out of there fast enough.
He lives out in the suburbs which is also kinddddd of a dealbreaker....nothing fun happens in the boonies, why would I want to sign up to spend half my time out there dating someone? I am a fun seeker. Suburbs = no fun. This = make no sense.
However, the very worst part of the date was when....
He told me that in 40 years on this planet, he is TOO PICKY TO TRY SUSHI!!!!! And he is a very picky eater in general, for example - he hates guacamole.
NO CAN DO. BYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYEBYE.
Sushi is a STAPLE. As are avocados. But OMG. You live in a SHELL. A BORING, BORING SHELL. HOW SAD!!!!!!
I just felt really bad for the guy - his life seemed so boring and unfulfilling... I always say, thank God there are people in the world who want that corporate/government job/life where you make decent money forever, get a little retirement account and healthcare plan and are a slave to someone else's agenda for life because that leaves less competition for people like myself who want to do BIG things in BIG ways and say F the corporate model/mindset. Sorry, tangent.
Point is -
no match was made.
Matchmaker emailed me the next day asking what I thought...I replied...
"He was super nice, definitely a wonderful person. However - he lacks humor completely and seems void of having hobbies outside of work... He is also a self proclaimed picky eater and has never in his life tried sushi, etc. So sadly, as sweet as he is - I don't think we are a good fit. I'm far too adventurous for him.
Good news was - he was a total gentleman and we did have a lot of odd things in common, which made the date semi-enjoyable.
Thank you for the opportunity to meet him."
So hopefully miss matchmaker has some gems hiding somewhere because I'm not opposed to doing it this way. Involves very minimal effort on my part and who doesn't enjoy a free meal that didn't involved 2349823947247hours of texting to get to? (playing the game with no damn shame, rawr!)
ta ta for now,