Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. I went home to the Mitten for a week and did nothing but eat my mom's delicious cooking, sleep watch Friday Night Lights(Call me, Saracen and/or Riggins!!), hang out with the fam, shop and watch movies - my kind of heaven.
Was thinking I was gonna settle into 2012 a bit before diving back into the online dating pool (you know the first few weeks after the New Year when you can't get a machine at the gym to save your life? Yeah, that with online dating times a gazillion weirdos). But I've been emailing with this boy from OkCupid who's making me want to break my own rules...but my inner cynic can't help but second-guess this down to the smallest detail.
Let's call this one Triathlon Guy. He seems normal and dorky-cute (just my type), plus we have a ton in common. For example, we both love Arrested Development and The Walking Dead, have similar tastes in food/Chicago restaurants, believe Bell's Oberon is one of the best things about summer, he does triathlons and I watch them - off to a good start, yeah? But now I've taken to obsessing over the fact that Triathlon Boy gets back to me almost too quickly (i.e. he responds to my emails within a few hours and he asked me out to drinks with less than 24 hours notice).
I know, I know...I didn't say that this was a rational thing that I was doing. But what must be wrong with this guy that he is just so damn available? Could it be that he's a stage 5 clinger who reeks of desperation? Or is he a psycho that trolls around OkCupid, writing personalized emails to every chick he comes across until he gets a bite? Or heaven forbid - could he just be some dude that is legitimately interested in me and doesn't play games?
If the situation were reversed and I wasn't hearing back from him, I would be pissed (see Exhibit A). So can a guy ever win with me?! Perhaps I'm just so tired of going on bad dates (like this beaut) that I'm coming up with any excuse why it's already not going to work out. Have I just been so pre-conditioned by d-bags as of late that I wouldn't know what to do with a nice boy if he just dropped into my lap and asked me out for drinks?
In any case, I think I've come up with an actual resolution this year...stop thinking so much. And I'm sidelining all my cynicism (for now) and we're going out for drinks on Thursday. Alright, feel free to tell me I'm crazy, a fool or maybe just a teensy bit justified in being cautious after my stellar online dating track record. And thanks for letting me vent my crazy...y'all are just so easy to talk to ;)
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