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2nd date

February 23rd, 2014 at 11:33 pm

We had another lunch for our second date. There's not always a ton of stuff you can do. We ate at a very good restaurant in his town that' s well-known for its healthy food and interesting rotating art on the walls. (My mother's exhibited there.) I had a yummy kale salad with chopped up beets, gorgonzola cheese and some other things that I'm going to analyze later (i brought home leftovers) so I can recreate it myself.

After lunch, we didn't really want the date to end, so we decided to take a walk. We ended up walking 3 or 4 miles; I wasn't wearing the best shoes for walking and now I feel the start of a blister, but oh, the things we do for love. Smile I think we both just wanted to spend more time together.

And in the course of talking, I was describing a friend of mine and he said, do you know so and so? He had guessed the person I'd been describing and not only that, he knows her very well because they are part of the small, close-knit group of people who for years have been doing frequent hikes and overnight hiking trips together.

Talk about "small world." Maybe 7 years ago I used to cat sit for her when she went on these trips and I even remember seeing photos of the hiking group posing together. I guess the man I've been dating was in those very photos. Little did I know I'd be meeting him myself.

I guess I've lost some confidence at some point because after each date I find myself asking what he sees in me. Not that I don't think I have anything to offer, but he seems much more outdoorsy/active (the way I was in my 30s, but he's 57) and also much more outgoing. I'm more introverted and am perfectly content to spend long periods of time alone, or with one other person, at most.

So for that reason I'm not sure what long-term potential we may have, but we have already been talking about another get-together, and definitely another walk/hike, when the weather's better and I have better shoes on.

On the way home, I stopped at Shop Rite to pick up 3 cans Amy's Tuscan White Bean soup, which will have to do for my workday lunches this week. That and the leftover kale salad and to round things off, some nuts, fresh apples and a square of dark chocolate.

11 Responses to “2nd date”

  1. snafu Says:

    You're obviously selling yourself short...or the cold weather is putting you off. I admire anyone willing to walk 3-4 miles in spite of wearing inappropriate shoes.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Introverts and extroverts are often attracted to each other!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Smile Sounds like a very nice date..and it also sounds like you already have things in common if you share acquaintances!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you had a nice time. Whatever happens long term, I'd try to just enjoy the time. Smile

  5. Kiki Says:

    I am glad you had a nice time today. Just enjoy it, you deserve it!

  6. Tabs Says:

    Oooh that sounds wonderful! Here's hoping that it works out for you.

  7. Petunia 100 Says:

    CB beat me to it. Opposites attract! I'm glad you had a nice time. Smile

  8. Petunia 100 Says:

    I'm behind on my blog reading. Where do you talk about the first date?

  9. PatientSaver Says:

    See my Feb 1 post, Petunia. Smile

  10. Petunia 100 Says:

    He sounds really interesting. That is my favorite sort of man! You shouldn't sell yourself short, you have a great deal to offer.

  11. Looking Forward Says:

    Enjoy yourself! Don't over analyze things or sell yourself short.

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