Other than My complete and utter lack of keeping my word about staying sober, (To be honest I never said completely sober. I was supposed to find that happy balance, so far I've failed) other things have happened as well.
It has been an interesting week in the dating world. Err... prospective dating world.
Vino; no matter how much it sucks that relationships end, hers did. I am ... I am perplexed that my vocabulary is failing me at this moment. Of course I am trying to describe a feeling that isn't my usual hungry, tired, drunk or hungover so it really isn't that surprising. Anyway Vino is single "Yay!!" but is going through a tough little bit of getting kicked out of her house and all that jazz, "poo". I have no idea if this is going to go anywhere or anything like that, but I can hope.
Now as for the Plenty of fish profile. The entire time I've had a POF profile, 5 years, I've gotten one message and that was from a 30 year old Sea Dragon (I was 23) that lived at mommy and daddies and worked at a dollar store. That is until last week. Now, I've received messages from 2 attractive women, completely unsolicited. I didn't know women actually sent first messages on dating sites. Imagine what is going to happen when I actually message women.
First and foremost is "hippie" I call her that because in her profile she talks about sustainable resources and crap like that. I work in oil and gas and drive an SUV. Meh, she says it isn't "that" important to her. We'll see. Waiting on message back from her.
Second, is a message I just got this morning. She is a journalist that likes to travel. I haven't sent her a message back yet. I already know she doesn't like peanut butter so I'm not sure if it is going to work. <;-\
So far everything is going better than expected.
I do have some questions that maybe you guys can answer.
I hate communicating by text/email/phone I'm more of in person type, so when is it appropriate to suggest meeting for coffee?
I have issues conveying my awesomeness via messages because I'm always holding back a little bit of my "large personality" How much should I hold back? I'm afraid whomever I am messaging isn't going to understand I'm joking, or misconstrue my message to mean something else. After all, if there is ever a break down in communication it is when dating.
PS. <;-\ is the coolest emoticon ever. It is my "winking long nosed Asian stroke victim" use it whenever you can.