My fiance Dean and I love your blog and love that you are putting yourself back out there after all these years. (Wanted to growl at this point....but they are correct...it has been a whole lot of years. Grrrrrr...anyway!) Dean and I just got engaged after dating for forever and we plan on getting married next spring. (I later learn that forever was 6 months and they are respectively 24 and 25). We think that not only is it awesome that you are doing this whole dating thing but that you are letting us read it as you get back out there. But since we have had more current practice than you, we thought we would give you some dating advice. This probably won't make your blog, but even if it doesn't and you just use one or two of our suggestions, maybe this will help you find the man of your dreams like I found mine. (This was just too cute and too sweet not to use. And besides...they are the only ones who have sent me any advice.....even if they are a "little" younger than myself.)
The email goes on to say how they met (a party) and how he proposed (at the fair on the ferris wheel) and also says that they are deliriously happy and she wants the whole world to be that way too. This is why they decided to reach out to me. So here are the things that Dani and Dean think I need to do to find a man in Lisaland.
Now here are ten (10) suggestions they made for me to get back on the dating horse and get some game.
1) Have a friend have a party and have all of your other friends invite all the single guys they know. (And this might work....if I was 25. At my age.....most of the guys any of my friends know fit into one of three categories: married, divorced x number of times and has no intentions of anything more serious than sex, or gay).
2) Just go to a bar and sit at the bar and see how many guys approach you. (Sorry...but my self esteem is way too fragile for that).
3) Go to a public place and the first cute guy you see....give him your phone number. (Ummm...no! For more reasons than I have the time to write).
4) Join a club that interests you and you just might find Mr. Right. (I doubt I am going to find him at a crocheting club.....but you never know).
5) Go to a car show and hang around. Lots of cute guys at car shows. (Now this is actually a good idea except for one thing. I love car shows so there is every possibility that I would be more involved with the cars than the guys.)
6) Take a wood shop class. (Again....another decent idea except for the fact that I have always wanted to do this, so chances are that yet again I would be more involved with learning than meeting guys. Course.....you never know!)
7) Have a friend set you up on a blind date. (Ouch.....blind dates? That is waaaaaay out of my comfort zone).
8) Get on a dating site and take it seriously. (Oh you two. Have you not been reading my blog? I take as little as possible seriously. Especially dating sites).
9) Join a gym and start talking up the guys. (I belong to a gym and the time of day I usually go....very early morning....there are usually no guys there).
10) Join a widow/widowers support group. (I have actually thought of this, just don't know when I would fit that into my schedule).
All in all....the ideas were great and I thank you Dani and Dean for caring enough to give me your thoughts. And yes....you did make the blog.
Happy Tuesday peeps. May this be an extraordinary day for us all!