Last night’s date was promising. After an initially rocky start (we were each waiting in different, but similarly named, bars – luckily only 2 mins walk from each other) we chatted easily over our drinks for several hours, and then agreed to carry on to dinner together, too.
Ultra-marathon Guy, it turns out, is smart and confident without being cocky. He’s also down to earth and earnest, without being dull or conservative. And he’s tall and extremely fit, has exceptionally good manners and a lovely voice with the very occasional hint of his Yorkshire youth.
Turns out we have more in common than I’d hoped, too.
So, he’s away in the Blue Mountains this weekend running a 50km trail race (as one does) and we said as we parted last night that we’d speak after the race to arrange a time to meet again next week, though I’m not entirely sure whether I’m supposed to call him or vice versa. I’ll keep you posted.
Triathlete Guy, on the other hand, is rapidly losing his chance. After a week’s hiatus he asked for my number so we could chat and arrange to meet, I waited a few days (because, frankly, if he wasn’t prioritising our meeting then neither was I) then sent it to him and haven’t heard a peep since. If I haven’t heard from him within the week, he will find out that playing hard to get with me does not work; it has entirely the opposite effect, in fact, making me far less keen rather than more keen.
I have noticed this tendency in certain people and in cats; the irresistible urge to pursue something just because it runs away. Almost to value and desire something only when they can’t attain it or, worse, when it belongs to someone else.
Which is irredeemably stupid.
Anyway, two more email contacts from interesting men this morning (along with the usual bunch of emails from men – and one woman – who clearly haven’t bothered to read my profile and just fancy the sound of a fit blonde, regardless of what we may or may not have in common in terms of values and lifestyles) so at the moment I’m feeling pretty optimistic about this search for the right man.