As the Key West Songwriters festival arrives, I thought about how perfect timing it would be to write about my recent dating experience with dude #2, a well-known musician. Although I have received several emails from this person NOT to write this blog, we all know that I don’t name the person I’m referring to so there is nothing to worry about right?
I met him at my favorite local pub during a late evening celebrating my friend’s birthday. We immediately hit it off and made plans for a date on an evening that my daughter was at her father’s house. The next couple of days we exchanged several texts and the excitement was exhilarating. Our date was very romantic as we had dinner at the Casa Marina Resort overlooking the sunset and watching the full moon rise from the water. We shared a bottle of wine, relaxed together in a hammock, and exchanged romantic kisses while walking along the pier. Sounds great right? The next day I had a flight out to visit my family in Atlanta to attend a wedding. I had a friend lined up to take me, but it fell through so I asked my date if he wouldn’t mind dropping me and my daughter off. He agreed and the night proceeded. Afterall, the airport is only a quick 7 minutes away!
The very next morning I received a 3 paragraph text pretty much breaking up with me. He explained to me how he couldn’t do this anymore and that he could visualize problems in our future. OMG, are you serious? After one date and I need a ride to the airport? Great timing dude and really after one date you’re breaking it off? I didn’t even know there was anything going on to break up with. Needless to say, I guess this is his way of staying single and being the proud bachelor that he announces on his FB page. (yes I’ve blocked him from me) And stupid me continued to sleep with him on a casual basis, as if he would suddenly remember our romantic evening and change his mind. Come on, you know we all do it. All that did was prolong the fact that “he’s just not that into me.”
So yes, at my age I’m still learning the ropes of dating and having my feelings hurt just as I did before becoming a mom. I’m just thankful that I have time to go on dates 2 nights a week when my daughter’s not around. And yes, next time I’ll just call a cab!