Wow. This thread has picked up
Ferra, I say hold out for the one you have a heart for to come back from Africa. I am *very* interested to see how this will play out
Butterfly, HOOORAY, for you finding your SS. I think Ione has it right. And I'm not sure how often the silver tongue and the ice scraper go together -- to many men with the silver tongue have developed the sweet words as a way to avoid going the extra step with the ice scraper.
Muse, thank you for your sweet words about why the new gf's feel threatened by me. I feel good about ATG -- he's make a point of emailing me and texting me more often since that converstation (when I told him flat out that I was afraid that his new gf would make him choose between us).
Last weekend I had 2 dates, neither of which sucked, which is amazing to me.
The first was with a guy I'll call the Shy Commuter. I was expecting that to be a pretty boring date, actually. Our email exchanges had been pleasant but not terribly thrilling the pic he had sent me was truly bad picture, but didnt' leave me too optimistic about his looks. In reality, he is a bit on the dorky side, but Tall, which is always a plus for me, and our dinner conversation was pleasant, and flowed easily. And he bought us a really nice bottle of wine, paid for dinner...we walked around town and then back to my car -- when he kissed me good night..holy sparks! More details on that will come later, in private, but wow!
I then had a breakfast date on Sunday morning with a guy I'll call the Young Orphan. I had been much more interested in him, before meeting either of them -- he is my age, definitely attractive, etc. I dont' know if it was because I was just reeling from the night before still, but I wasn't nearly as interested in him as I expected to be. But still, we spent all day together -- had breakfast, he offered to help me stack my firewood, so we did that, then went back to town for a late lunch/early dinner at a fun little bar that I like.
So that was last weekend. I was away all week on vacation with my kids, and YO wasn't really on my mind, but SC was. SC and I exchanged some texts and emails during the week, and I saw him again last night. We had a good time, again, and I spent the night at his place this time, but I'm not as thrilled as I'd hoped to be. I think there are maybe just too many huge lifestyle differences.
But, it's fun to feel like I'm back in the game. I'm going to give YO another chance, and I'm not ruling SC out completely, but I don't see any long term potential, unless I see a very different side of him, soon. I've had a few other interesting bites to my online profile over the last few weeks, so I guess I'll respond to those, and see what happens.
Love to you all. I'm sorry I'm not doing a good job responding individually, I'll try to keep up better going forward!