relationships Dating Diaries: My date put his best foot forward — under my dress
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Angela is a 44-year-old small-business owner who lives in the west end. She says “My personal style is functional, clean and comfortable. That’s it.” Angela says she is “Fun, with a great sense of humour. I have two mottos: ‘Run into your life’ and ‘Say yes to everything.’ They get me in trouble sometimes.” When she isn’t working, which is rare, Angela likes to go rock climbing, take a class with a friend or a date — “a little friendly competition doesn’t hurt, conversation comes naturally, and you can learn a lot about someone” — and relax at home. She wants to date someone who is “youthful, fun, sexy and spontaneous, but mature and dignified.”
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I’ve been single for a few years. I don’t have a lot of time or patience for dating, but I have found that dating at this age has been perplexing. The good ones, who have had a marriage end or are suddenly single for some reason, get snapped up quickly and never make it online.
I look young for my age. I’m asked frequently if my pictures on my profile are recent. I always say yes, they are, they were taken last week. Guys generally don’t know what to say to me after that, at least the good ones. The truly gross ones want to know if I’ll come over. Do these men think all women over 40 are desperate? I can say with total confidence that we’re not.
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I met this guy online. Rick was smart and funny in his messages, and we had a good time talking about politics and movies. He had travelled, like I had, and we had a lot in common, or so I thought. He seemed like a rational, professional adult male.
He asked me if I would go to lunch with him. I liked that idea. Coffee can be boring and dinner can be too intimate for a first date. He told me to choose a restaurant where I felt comfortable, which my silly dating mind thought was so sweet of him. Rick spotted me as I was walking into the restaurant and came right over. The first thing he did, before we had even properly introduced ourselves, was neg me: he gave me a backhanded compliment about my appearance. I didn’t really react. This was not off to a great start.
He held the door open for me, which was a nice touch, and we sat down. The restaurant was mostly empty, since we were there on the early side. I wasn’t enthused about how it was going so far, but thought, OK, I’m here, let’s see how this goes. I tried to have a good attitude about it.
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I don’t know what he was thinking. I don’t know what I was saying in that moment. But shortly after we started talking, I felt Rick’s sock foot touching my leg under the table. I guess he was trying to be seductive. I could feel his toes rubbing my skin under the folds of my dress, which he must have thought was an oh-so-sexy move. It was absurd, and a total turnoff.
I could feel my eyes get wide. I said “No. No. No!” When he didn’t move his foot right away, I reached under the table and moved it myself, looking around to see if anyone had noticed this outrageous exchange. As tough as I can be, as strong and independent, I didn’t just walk out. Instead, I tried to reset the scene. I told him that that was not happening. He just shrugged, non-reactive.
Our food came. Trying again to get something going, Rick complimented my looks, saying I was sexy and very obviously staring at my body. I said “Really? You need to stop it.” That time, he got the message.
After lunch, standing outside the restaurant, I tried to decide what to do. Ending the date right there seemed abrupt. Rick’s behaviour suggested that he wanted some kind of sex toy, not a partner, but we had spent so much time texting and emailing before the date and all of it had been good. Sometimes people don’t showcase themselves well on a first date. I decided to give him a break.
I'm a 33-Year-Old Dating Blogger - Who Also Happens to Be a Virgin
I'm 33, and I have never had sex. This fact bothers me because I have always believed in sex before marriage. I'm an agnostic who adores Sex and the City episodes. I identify more with Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda than I ever related to Charlotte. I'm reasonably attractive. Oh, and I'm a dating blogger.Honestly, I never thought I would remain a virgin this long.© Unsplash / Artem Kovalev I'm a 33-Year-Old Dating Blogger - Who Also Happens to Be a Virgin So what the hell happened? I'm a rational romantic; that's what.In high school, I wanted to have sex that followed and accompanied love.
I asked Rick if he wanted to have a drink and some dessert, thinking a more casual environment might be more relaxing and help him knock off the machismo act. We sat and talked and actually had a nice conversation. It wasn’t enough to make up for what happened at lunch, but it was fine.
We actually shook hands after the date and he promised to call me. I silently pledged that I would never speak to him again. He texted the next day. I didn’t respond and haven’t heard from him since.
Angela rates her date (out of 10): 1
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Forget Tinder or Bumble, Facebook Wants to Help You Find Love .
“Liking” someone on Facebook is about to take on a whole new meaningCEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement that Facebook will launch a new set of features in their existing app at the company’s developer conference in San Jose on Tuesday. “There are 200 million people on Facebook that list themselves as single, so clearly there’s something to do here,” said Zuckerberg. The company aims to help its users find meaningful, long-term relationships—the service is “not just for hook-ups,” he said, a not-so-subtle way of trying to differentiating Facebook’s offering from existing apps.
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