Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
Michele's going to laugh so hard when she logs on here
Oh my word, how right you are. This is hysterical...thanks for the laughs. They are needed, especially after last night. And sorry for making you all wait - I was at the office, and just now came home and read this thread...
Well, the short version is....no second date...and it's his loss.
Upon thinking about things, here are some helpful hints to those men who might be interested in internet dating...
Strike 1: Don't greet a lady in your bare feet....we are not interested in seeing your fuzzy toes immediately upon introductions.
Strike 2: Please don't be cleaning your carpet when a lady arrives. This is not attractive, no matter how necessary it might be.
Strike 3: Don't tell the lady how you will be getting rid of the cat if he pees in the wrong place again...and then ask her for advice on how to get the cat to pee in the right place.
Strike 4: Don't lie about your height. Lie about your weight, your income, your status, but not your height. We ladies will dress accordingly, and if you're 5'11, three inch heels are acceptable if I'm 5'6". But when I tower over you, with no other choice of heels to change into, I will realize you're lying. And that is decidedly NOT the way to start a relationship....
Strike 5: Taking your drink with you in the car on the way to dinner is not only unattractive, but illegal.
Strike 6: Please have your car in working order...or let me drive mine.
Strike 7: El Torito is a wonderful restaurant, but it's not "fancy." At least, it's not fancy to me.
Strike 8: Silence is perfectly fine, especially if you have your mouth full of shrimp fajitas.
Strike 9: Remember what you've already said, so that you're not repeating yourself....and if you do repeat yourself, please repeat the story the same way as the first time, or we'll notice the differences and conclude something is wrong with this picture. (Please see Strike 4.)
Strike 10: Do NOT ask for a backrub. This is not foreplay, this is not a good first date technique, and it's decidedly odd.
Strike 11: Do not put your hands in places that are not on your own body, at least without kisses and lots of very very clear signals that it would be welcome...
Strike 12: Do not NOT call when your date leaves and has a 30 mile drive home...make sure she made it home safely, even if you don't ever want to see her again.
The good news is that he took "no" for an answer, and that he really does have beautiful eyes.
On the other hand, I have an invitation to go down to the marina and have a barbeque on the island tomorrow. Jeans, teeshirt, and relaxing environment, with a guy from the same site. I told him I know how to swim, and he promised me I would not need to do so...LOL!
I figure if I keep having first dates, someday, I will find the right frog to kiss so I can walk on the Hawaii'an beach, planning my children's names....
Best to you all, and thanks for all the vibes and love and support...I'm fine, he'll be fine for someone else, and until I find the love of my life, I'll keep looking. And thanks to the friends here, I'll be able to laugh at those first dates that leave me with frog slime on my lips....