I had my first date post divorce with another woman.
I saw her pic on Match.com with her two dogs and I contacted her.
She texted me a few days later and we exchanged a few texts and made a date to go to a winery on a Sunday afternoon.
It sure was weird walking up to her front door. I felt guilty and was afraid to look around her neighborhood.
The time at the winery with her was wonderful, and shockingly; I kissed her goodbye on her doorstop prior to leaving. Maybe TMI for you folks, but I really don't care!
It was great and I was on cloud nine on the drive home.
Been dating her ever since and having a great time. She is very kind and considerate and has been through three marriages!
What she says is that she has learned from all of her bad experiences and is a better person because of those experiences.
I agree. I know I am a better person for having gone through all the crap I went through. Very happy to get away from my X now, but do feel bad for my kids.
Will I ever marry my SO - No way! She lives every day like it is her last. She does many nice things for her friends and even though she makes almost 6 figures, she doesn't save a penny! She likes to stay out late at night on weekends and enjoys her beer!
However, we have made a great relationship work through lots of open and honest communication, and are in love -sorry folks (more tmi)!
Not sure what the opposite of a rant is, but that is this post. I am pretty happy with my SO and can't imagine being without her. I do check Match.com now and then and the gals there just don't appeal to me at all.
It all may end tomorrow if she finds a guy that is more open to partying than me, but I am thankful for the fun I have had with her.
Just as all the wise old folks on SI say, things will get better...