As some of you may know, I have suddenly found myself single for the first time in over 4 years. I was so certain that the last one would be it, but alas here I find myself again. 4 years ago, before I met my last significant other, I use to date quite a bit. Dating was relatively simple, I would go out, maybe meet someone, maybe exchange numbers, and voila! A date was born. Or a friend might say I should meet someone, we go out as a group, maybe get along, maybe I give my number or get his, and here we go again: a date exits the womb.
What I did not expect is that dating has actually changed quite a bit since I was last in the game. The first guy I met since single asked for my number. He was cute, and I was drunk, so I gave it to him. Logically the next step would be a phone call. But no! I had to put up with a whole WEEK of text messages from this guy before I got asked out, through a text message. Umm... okay. My friend KJ informed me that text dating is actually quite normal, and happens all the time. Apparently it is normal to tell someone to "text me sometime" rather than "call me sometime."
The next guy I met, I met at the bar again. This one put a whole lot of effort into talking to me, but then did not ask for my number or anything by the end of the night (and he even drove me home in his mustang woo hoo!). Don't worry he was a friend of my brother, so I knew he was safe! Anyways, the next day I have a friend request from him on facebook. I accept and the next thing I know he has FACEBOOKED ME HIS NUMBER!!! hahaha AWESOMEST!
So NOW, here we are playing the texting game again. I figure I can play this game too, so I asked him out on a date via text message (at least I only waited a day to do it). I asked him out on Sunday, we are going on the date Friday. It is now Tuesday and there have been many-a-text-conversations, but no actual phone conversation yet.
When did this happen?!? Dating has become so strange. Sure, it is maybe easier, especially for shy people, or people who have no balls. But so much communication is lost here!
I am wondering if readers agree with me, or if I have just had some out of the ordinary dating experiences.
Anyways- here is to being single and dating through facebook and text messages!