Freaky Friday Night

Ah, what a Friday night.

First, I am reminded why I took myself off of Match.com at the beginning of the year, right around the time I met Coach. I’m not saying I’d never-ever-ever do it again, because God knows it’s hard enough to meet people and I’ve met some interesting and normal people that way, too. But if you read my last post about social networking (and the comments section — oh, don’t forget to check out the comment I posted with the email I received tonight) you’ll see why I’m not real hip on the idea.

Second, I took a long walk this evening to enjoy (?) the extreme humidity and 90 degree weather. I was listening to some tunes, sweating profusely and going about my business at a decent pace when who do I see but…

The half-naked runner I met last fall!

What? You don’t remember him? Well, let me remind you that he is the one who invited himself over after asking if my reproductive organs were still functioning and then bragged about his money and himself. (Yawn.) He also insulted my car and, thankfully, never called again.

I don’t know if he even recognized me as he jogged past (half-naked — him not me). I was tempted to yell something like,

You’ll NEVER have my aging eggs — NEVER!

but there was a family nearby and I didn’t want to scare the small children.

Yep, the Friday night of a dateless woman. It’s great. Really.

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12 thoughts on “Freaky Friday Night

  1. T says:

    Well, it sounds like a bit more excitement than I had tonight.

    I took the kids to a water park. After swimming in the germ-filled water, we came home and had ice cream. To them it was the ‘best night ever’!

    Really though, doesn’t life seem easier when the kids are happy?

    Yeah, love comes at you from that angle too.

    P.S. Hope Saturday night’s just as fun. šŸ˜‰

  2. Judy: Thank you for the laugh this morning, especially because my coffee hasn’t quite kicked in yet!

    T: I absolutely agree — when the kids are happy, everyone is happy…or at least it leaves me feeling more sane. I have a busy day ahead of me — soccer for the kids, treating myself to a manicure/pedicure, an errand or two, and writing. But tonight I’m gong to dinner with some friends. Granted, I’ll be the only singleton (as usual), but it will be fun nonetheless.

  3. Haha–what is wrong with that guy? It’s sad to think that men think that women will be “won over” by a nice brag about money and whatever else they have to brag about. You’re right: yawn.

    On another topic, I actually know a married couple who met on eHarmony. So random, but they are SO right for eachother. It’s really a miracle, because they are both *really* difficult people.

  4. Wow, what an idiot. I would definitely think a walk, even in these temps and humidity, makes for SUCH a better night than spending even a few minutes with a guy like that.

  5. Allision and Irene: Yes, it takes all kinds, doesn’t it? And, yes, I know several couples who have met online. I’ve done online dating many times over the last 5 years and have tried different sites with mixed results. Match.com by far was the best “match” for me. e-Harmony not so much, as I wrote about in two posts: here and here .

  6. Sheri says:

    It seems you’re not the only one hiding from half-naked man. I recently saw the auto aficionado at his place of business and unfortunately he spotted me in the waiting area. Lucky for me, he was wearing a shirt at the time!

  7. Party Girl says:

    Susan,

    We all have/had Friday nights like that. Spending a Fri night by yourself is preferable to spending it with some loser, like the half-naked man.

  8. Sheri, Julie, Party Girl: I don’t disagree it is better to spend Friday nights alone than with someone like that. But all my Friday nights are alone (or at least dateless) and have been for a long, long, long time. That is discouraging and, at times, depressing, to be quite honest.

    That said, my dateless nights are extremely productive and/or I only have to worry about me being the one to change the channel on the TV šŸ˜‰

  9. curt says:

    susan — not sure how I missed this one — my bad.

    seems to me that some of your friends have been having some luck in this area lately. my wish is that you catch that bug soon — you only deserve as much.

  10. I found online dating to be very time consuming. It’s a lot of emailing, and telephoning, meeting for coffee, etc. And you have to go through a lot of guys until you meet a likely one. The when you do meet the a good prospect, its still time consuming – late nights the phone, sneaking back form his place at 5 am so your teenage kids won’t notice you were gone, planning trips, dates etc. I’m between relationships right now and it opens up a lot of space to be.

    I think it’s okay to be alone and relish your time alone. To putter around and get housework and weeding done and get aught up on yo paying your bills. This sounds bring but i I think we need the slow times in our life too.

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