One and Done? – A Dating Story

For any of you who need a catching up, click here for part 1 of this story. Picking up where I left off, our date ended with a hug and mentioning a second date. This first one was about an hour long (I’m a big fan of coffee dates as a first date). It’s just easy to end it quickly if needed. It’s also easy to extend it, if wanted.

After we parted ways I went on to the rest of my Friday night activities. Saturday morning was a slow wake up, followed by saying good morning to the pups and hello to breakfast. Would I hear from this woman today, or would I reach out first? Only time will tell.

The morning came and went. Hours drifted by and after lunch, I spent time with family and ran a few errands – Christmas shopping.

All of the sudden it was mid-afternoon! She must’ve forgot to message me, that’s it! I hadn’t heard from her, so I figured it was a good time for me to say hello. I messaged her through the dating app asking if she’s had a good day. What do you say after a date, you know? So I expected a short response where she said she had a good day or a busy day or a lazy day. Something. Anything.

Time, again, drifted by and I hadn’t heard back. I checked the app. What happened next was a bit of a shock.

She closed our conversation! What!? Was our date THAT bad to not even warrant an “I’m not interested, goodbye.” This abrupt ending surprised me. I couldn’t help but laugh. But the laughter turned into feelings of anger and pity. Maybe I’m just aiming too high.

It’s not like I expected her and I to get married, I already knew we weren’t destined for that. Maybe she was even more sure than I was that it wasn’t going anywhere. Nonetheless, I am happy I went out with her. I needed to get out and spend time with new people. I haven’t made a lot of new friends here since moving a couple of months ago… and I’m ok with that! But it IS nice to have a few opportunities to be social.

Back on the horse, I go. Hoping I don’t get bucked off again!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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