The Things I Do For Dates

24 Feb

Yes, I am one of those…someone who will tell a potential date, “I’ve never jumped from a 50 story building before, but gee, that sure sounds like fun!”  Okay, maybe not to that extreme, but I am very willing to try something I know damn well I’ll hate just for the sake of going out with someone.

For example, on Monday, I met a guy from match who was going rollerblading with his teenage daughters.  Have I ever wanted to Rollerblade?  No.  Was I going to give it a try so I could pretend I actually had something in common with this guy?  Yes.

I brought my daughter, who has also never bladed before.  The guy and his daughters were nice enough, but we couldn’t really talk since my daughter and I were hugging the wall the entire time.  I was so worried about her or myself falling I couldn’t even form complete sentences.  All that came out of my mouth was, “Whoa!  Are you okay?”  Internally, I was cursing, ” When will this be over?  This better get me a second date!””  Alas, there was no second date (big surprise).

Another time I tried to impress a guy was when he said he loved riding motorcycles.  I told him I did as well.  What a load of crap.  The thought of being on a motorcycle scares me to death but the guy was cute so why would I tell the truth?

For our first date, he picked me up on his motorcycle.  I put on a brave face and acted like I was so excited to go for a ride.  Inside, I was a complete wreck.  We had barely made it down the street (and maybe going 30 mph) when I started whimpering like a little girl and asked if we could turn around.

He was nice enough to go back and get his car, but by then it was too late.  It was obvious I lied and the date was over before it started.

From now on, I’m going to make a pact with myself to not agree to any sports or dangerous activities unless I sincerely want to try them.  Unless, of course, Ben Affleck’s clone walks through the door and asks me to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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