I did it! I've now gone one 3 dates pretty much back to back to back. Verdict: Date 1 pretty solid. Date 2, nice guy but not that into him. And Date 3... pretty solid as well! I'm not quite sure I had as much of the physical primal attraction with date 3 that i had with date 1 but I wasn't not attracted to him. And I really liked talking to him. I feel like this one would be more of a slow burn, but a burn none the less! :)
To get into the details me and date 3, let's call him Outdoor Joe. (his name is not Joe)... but he loves to Hunt and Fish and explore outside and works for an outdoor tv show. We had quite a bit in common. His dating profile actually reminded me a lot of Garrett from the Bachelorette who ended up with Beka.
We matched on Bumble about a week ago and actually had decent conversation. Then we didn't talk for a couple days and I got annoyed that nobody could meet up and ended up deleting the app. Well, he popped up again today, so I swiped right again and just asked, "what are you doing right now?" He was finishing up work. I was finishing up work. So we got ready and we met at Kennedy School for a drink and a soak. F -yah! I did this for my birthday this summer. It's so freakin great. Soaking pool and a beverage is where it's at! We had our name on the wait list for the pool so we chatted for an hour in the first bar at the school. Before he came in I let the bartenders know a Bumble date was about to meet me and when he showed up I told my date that I had already told the bartenders. lol You know!? It's just easier to be open and honest about everything, amiright?
So we finally get called to the pool so we ordered one more and soaked for an hour. It was awesome. Talked a lot about our stories. He had this cute little accent cause he's from the midwest. Aww... Actually I think I'd rather call him Midwest Joe. That's cuter. Don't care that he's outdoorsy. I mean, I do... but the accent was cuter. ;)
Midwest Joe is not quite in a place where he wants to settle down though. Him and Bro Country both. That's what I get for dating these younger guys (he's 32). Guys MY age don't even want to commit! (eye roll)... that's pretty much what he said him and his last gf broke up over. Just not in the same spots. He wants to travel for work and doesn't like to stay in one place for more than 3 years... he's been in Portland for 2 now. So eh... BUT I'm also like, who knows where life will take you? There's no harm in getting to know people. They could have had other stuff that didn't match up too. Plus, even though I'm biologically ready to have children, I'm still happy exploring and traveling and what not too.
Basically Midwest Outdoor Joe was cute. I changed my mind again. Since I already named him Outdoor Joe that's what I keep wanting to type, so Outdoor Joe it remains. OJ... he he. That's bad and funny. Basically OJ was cute, had great conversation, had a lot in common. I'd probably see him again too. Nothing mind shattering again. No long lost love/lust connection bam sparks or anything, but seemed like a good dude that I could potentially see myself making out with sometime in the future. Jury is still out. Wow, two potentials so far. This is fun! And a little dangerous. I will have much better idea when I see Bro Country tomorrow how I feel about a 3rd date. If you make it past date 3 you're pretty much in. So may the odds be ever in their favor! :)
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