I almost had a date in Tulsa

Hello! Thanks for clicking on my post today. A couple things you should know before continuing: 1. I’m single. 2. I have been traveling in a travel trailer on and off this year.

Ok, that’s a preface for my experience in Oklahoma recently. I had been camping around the southwest (you can read about all that here) and one of the final stops was in Tulsa where I was to go to a concert then begin the journey back to Florida. Along the way I was making myself available on random dating apps and that deserves a little bit of explanation, too.


To be totally honest, an out-of-town date is almost completely pointless given the fact that I value quantity time, not just quality. But it is what it is… or it was what it was? Even if it’s just a new friend, there’s value in that I suppose. So I connected with someone and we planned to meet the day of the concert. We’d find a fun place to have a first date (short, so we’d both have a way out if it wasn’t going well). But a couple hours before we were to meet up, I got a message that basically cancelled the date. We exchanged one or two more messages the following day and poof, she was gone. I guess she’s a lot like me… dates sound good in theory but when it’s time to actually do it, she’s like, “Nah, I’m good.”

I had a feeling she would cancel so I was bracing myself for it anyway. I just wish she was a little more transparent. If you change your mind, tell me. There’s no need to make up an excuse. I’m a big boy, I can handle the truth!

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An out-of-town date is kind of pointless, like I said earlier. We need to live relatively close by. It just makes sense. That’s why I wasn’t totally devastated she cancelled. But it would’ve been nice to be social for a couple hours.

Do you have any dating stories where the other person cancelled on you? Have you cancelled a date because your heart wasn’t in it? I’ve been on both sides so I can understand how plans can fall through in a hurry.

Thanks for dropping in…

-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 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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