Thursday, 13 September 2012
Dating sucks! Each date is like a long list of strict rituals and protocols; nice talk and mutual compliments. If you go to a movie or concert, you spend the rest of the date discussing the entertainment. If you get a second date, you may progress to discussing work or families. Then the two of you reach an agreement on where to have a night-cap and end the "pleasant date." If sex is involved, that’s another hour of hinting around about something you both want to hurry up and happen. What a production!
D and I have been dating since last December and have modified the dating ritual. Friday nights are our date nights. One Friday, she’ll pick up something to eat and bring it over, while I’ll take care of the adult drinks and entertainment (DVD’s, HBO, etc.). We get sloppy comfortable and enjoy the evening in each other’s company, without any pretense. At the end of the evening, we’ll hop in bed, love wrestle a while and then she’ll go home. Next Friday, we swap the obligations. For us it works well and covers all the bases.
Now in my thirties, I get really bored with phonies, space cadets and chatter boxes. My idea of a perfect date now is, take-out (sweet and sour chicken), a zombie movie, chilled white wine and a midnight quickie. Life is good!
Have you become one that's gotten bored with the practice of dating? Or is it something you enjoy?