No First Dates on Friday
When I first entered the single girl world, I had a lot of learning to do. Times had most definitely changed during my ten years spent in long term relationships. One of the funniest things I noticed was the timing of dates. I had always pegged Fridays and Saturdays as date nights, mostly because you typically would have more time to spend with the other person on a weekend when you don't have to worry about getting up early the next morning for work. Well, when you are testing the waters with a new date, the last thing you want to do is clear your schedule- because you just never know how the night could pan out.
"Oh no, always plan a date for a Tuesday, you can't risk wasting a perfectly good Friday night on a first date" my friend told me. My initial reaction to hearing her theory was not a good one, I honestly thought it was ridiculous. Always the skeptic, I took my chances and agreed to a first date on a Friday night with a guy I had met through mutual friends. If you have mutual friends, chances are they can't be too much of a troll, right? The logical minded person would say yes, but in the world of modern dating, the logical minded person would most likely die of exhaustion.
Once again, I was wrong- the date ended up being the song that never ended. First dinner, then drinks, then a broadway show that was in town, followed by more drinks and awkward conversation. If I would have enjoyed his company it would have been a great date, but sometimes you just don't click with people. I could easily have a conversation with a brick wall, but you can only hear someone brag about how great they are for so long. My date loved himself more than Kanye loves Kanye. How is that even possible?
As I sat on the date welcoming death, I remembered all of my friends were on a party bus downtown. Ugh, instant FOMO. Everyone else was out having fun and I was stuck on a date with my worst nightmare- a self obsessed dude with a spray tan. Neat.
I have since realized that there is no greater gift than meeting for a glass of wine for a first date. Dating was weird before we had social media and dating sites making the entire process more complicated. Keep it breezy people, stick to Tuesday nights.
Michele is a former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader living in St. Louis. Follow Michele from the sidelines of the NFL to the sidelines of the modern dating world.