Well, I’ve more than dropped the ball on this one. Harmony has been kind enough to send me her stories throughout the summer and I’ve neglected to get them up here. If you remember, her goal was to go on one date a week. The one below is a good one;) Enjoy!“Scott is 37. Works in pharmaceutical sales. Lives in Sherman Oaks. This guy has the most amazing story of how he accepted Christ maybe 8 years ago. Complete with details of the raunchy Vegas bachelor party hotel room scene that somehow led him to begin his journey with the Gideon Bible. After we retold our testimonies, discussed family and tragedy we got into the really vulnerable part of the conversation: Me: “So tell me about your job. Is it like Love and Other Drugs? (Proud of myself for the cute joke, not really remembering how that movie played out.) Steve: “You know I haven’t seen it, but I definitely don’t drive as nice a car as Jake Gyllenhal.” (Ok, he’s funny.) Me: “What kind of drugs do you sell?” Steve: “I’m in the men’s health business.” Me: “So like vitamins? ” Steve: “No.” (awkward pause) “I sell ED medication.” (Oh, gotcha! No need to elaborate.) Steve then leans in because we are in the middle of Yogurtland, 3:30PM on a Saturday afternoon, surrounded by tables of families and young children. “Erectile dysfunction medication,” Steve whispers. I KNOW WHAT IT STANDS FOR!!! Super nice guy but we both know it’s not going to go anywhere. We didn’t have a whole lot in common in the end. I am learning a few things along the way that I’d like to share. Ladies, we all have our two or three absolutely perfect outfits. You know the ones that accentuate all the right parts, smartly hiding all the multiple wrong ones. Early on I spent a little money on the perfect first date outfit and it has been a good use of money because I can keep wearing it over and over again since I’m consistently meeting up with new fellows. ”
This one needs very little commentary:) I am noticing that it sounds like a lot of her dates go deep pretty early on. I’m not used to this and wonder if it is me or a part of online dating. Is it because the profiles already display a lot of the surface stuff that one might discuss on a first date? Or are people typically looking for a serious relationship and feel it’s a better use of time to get to the serious stuff? Anyone care to weigh in that has tried it?