Dog Days of Dating


Dog Days of Dating

 The summer is drawing to a close and so is my dating in Northern Arizona. I’m disappointed in romance and have no one but myself to blame. How can I be so naïve at my age?

I went to dinner the other night with some single ladies, one of whom was approaching eighty. They were all doing online dating and enjoying themselves. The funniest part was that we had dated some of the same guys!  One was emailing the Perpetual Student. I gave him a thumbs up. Another was dating Mr. Spiritual Journey, whom I recommended with the caveat that he was also known by his friends as “The No Commitment Man.” Another woman will go to the Valley and have fifteen dates over a few days to meet some new men. These women seem wildly optimistic.

Unfortunately I take men at their word. I need to become more jaded. When they say they enjoy my company, feel they’ve know me forever, I need to put on the brakes. It’s still hard for me to believe that there are so many “players” out there. I have no problem with guys who just want to date and have a good time. I’m all for it. Why is it necessary to bring BIG PLANS into it, and make blueprints for the future? I am very willing to go for the moment. Why don’t men believe that?

So what about the Railroad Man? I haven’t seen him for three weeks. He’s called a few times but has not asked me out. He did say he was working on a one-day raft trip for September. Is this the fellow who called every day in July and couldn’t wait to see me? I assume he’s dating other women and is too busy to see me. Why not just be honest and say so?

I’m glad I have a wall around my heart and only my ego gets bruised.

Meanwhile I am busy with the play Love, Sex, and the IRS at the Pinewood Playhouse, writing groups, a book club, weekday exercise classes with Sheri, revising my novel, getting my house jacked up, occasional refugees from the Valley heat, and walking Sparky. And my kids are coming for Labor Day Weekend. Life is good.

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One Response to “Dog Days of Dating”

  1. petvetwalt1 Says:

    Hi Annie !

    Don’t give up on all men!! Helen and I got maried in Munds Park…Aug. 6th…

    Walt H. & Helen

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