Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dating - take 3

I'm currently involved with a new person I met via Plenty of Fish. She would be my third. So while my last entry was titled "take 2"... an entry about this new person would be "take 3".

It's a little funny. This new person actually read my take 2 blog entry. She said she was hoping there would be no take 3 entry for her. But here it is... take 3.

The good news is... I'm not writing about the end of things. I'm writing about the beginning.

I would have never believed that two people could have so much in common. It's almost weird. Because of recent experience, I know what a difficult relationship is like. Seeing the contrast is very valuable. Think "night and day" and you won't be far off.

Naturally, the future is unknown. But for the first time in a very long time... hope is in abundance.

I will leave you with another appropriate song from John Mellencamp:



-=Elden=-

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dating - take 2

I've had a number of contacts in the five weeks that I've been a member on the Plenty of Fish dating site. Many never went far for various reasons. I prefer to focus on one person at a time. So I've been out of circulation during much of that time. At this point there have only been two women that I've focused on.

I recently ended communication with the second. This was the first contact I've met face to face.

We knew each other for one month, although we had only four dates. Long story short... I got dumped.

A number of years ago I learned the hard way that when someone expresses doubts about a relationship, it's best to simply accept it, say goodbye and move on. Although there might be an instinct to try and salvage things, that can have bad results down the road.

One thing I know... I do not want to be in a relationship where the other person isn't certain they want to be there.

I'll admit that I've made a number of good-sized mistakes in my dating experiences so far. But I am determined... I will get better at this. I've been dumped twice now in a little over a month. And I haven't died. It actually makes one feel rather alive. And it sure beats what I've been doing.

So I'll leave you with the immortal words of John Mellencamp:



-=Elden=-