This one's a definitely personal post.
We all know that dating world is a hard one to be in.
And, well, it's harder for some of us than it is for others.
But in the last few months, I've been trying to be more open to new dates, etc.
With mixed results.
I've met some nice men. And some nice men who thing they're "bad guys."
But you know what most men in my dating pool are these days?
And that's really okay. Seriously. Life happens.
Which leads me to tonight's date.
I was introduced to a nice man by a friend. Isn't that how it always is?
And really, he is a nice man. Interesting conversation. Amusing as well. Which is really important to me.
We decided to meet for dinner and a movie.
He was actually waiting at the restaurant when I arrived.
Dinner was nice. We talked. A lot.
I talked about growing up back East.
He talked about growing up in San Francisco.
He told me about places he'd traveled to that I'd never been to.
I told him about places I'd traveled to that he hadn't been to.
You know what we didn't talk about? His first marriage and why it broke up.
That maybe was a conversation we should have had.
Especially since we were going to see "Up."
If you haven't seen it, sorry about the upcoming spoiler.
The beginning of the movie has a wordless sequence about Walter and Ellie's life. And it's clear that they can't have children.
I knew that. My date, apparently didn't.
I wish he had. Since it might have spared him an emotional breakdown at the movie theater.
By which I mean full on sobbing.
Apparently, his marriage had broken up due to their inability to conceive.
It had become an obsession for them both. And it ripped them apart.
We left early.
And in the parking lot, he said, "don't take this wrong, but I won't be calling you. Ever."
I can see why.