I realise I haven’t spoken about running for a while. It has been taken over by my dating exploits but I have kept it up. As regular as clockwork (mostly) I have been going three times a week (equally mostly) and working up the miles. Last weekend, I took part in my very first 10K. A very proud achievement considering I tend to run on average 3.5->4 miles in average outdoor session. Continue reading
I said she was standoffish, and she was. I said that she had dithered about meeting up again – even though we did actually have a rather pleasant second date and she insisted that she wanted to keep seeing each other. I did not push but made it clear that I was eager to keep seeing her. When we last parted some five weeks ago, a third date with Indiechick was a foregone conclusion; she promised to contact me soon. Continue reading
I’m feeling really quite into Mirror Image at the moment – despite that we haven’t met (just over two weeks to go!) but I’m really starting to feel a deep connection with her on an intellectual level. Not only am I a hopeless romantic, I am also a hopeless sapiophile and this girl really talks to me on my level and we’re discovering every day just more ways in which we have this connection.
She is very much in danger of being the second girl ever to give me butterflies Continue reading
This chapter of The Confidence Gap was written for me, I swear it. Too much focus on the destination of dating rather than the journey led to a low point last week – making the most basic error in self-esteem problems in comparing myself to others.
I lamented that both my ex wife and my best friend had met somebody they felt a connection with within a matter of months while I am here over a year later never progressing beyond a second date.
It’s been a while since I’ve read anything of this book. In truth it has slipped my mind but I picked it up again this week and at the right time too. This next chapter is called The Success Trap and it is sort of apt for me right now. As regular readers will know, I gave up a shitty job in the spring to try my hand at freelance work. I’m doing ok with it, probably as well as can be expected. Continue reading
You probably don’t remember the conversation I had with my previous landlady regarding Little Red and Miss X. If not, go back and read her theory on how women get competitive when it comes to men. Well guess what? I definitely saw some of this last week.
Some of you may remember Bookworm whom I went out on a couple of dates with around the same time as Mischief. After two dates it was pretty clear that there wasn’t much attraction there though clearly a potential friendship. We elected to stay friends and meet up from time to time. Continue reading
… and then there was two. The filtering is now at an end and though I am not going through Dating Fatigue I am comfortable with now only having Indiechick and Mirror Image to quibble over. For various reasons, progress with both girls will be slow and cautious – I have explained why but let me just re-cap. Continue reading