So, I’m officially dating again. I’m accepting invitations for coffee, lunch, drinks or dinner. It’s official. I believe God has healed me from “The Incident of 2013” and I’m testing the waters again. What’s funny is that I found that to date I have to be social lol and over the past year I’ve withdrawn a bit – so baby steps.
I thought I would document my journey in hopes of gathering/offering support because if there is one thing my friends and I agree on – dating sucks.
Especially for a single mom like myself.
The first thing I want to note is texting.
People don’t call anyone anymore.
Before I continue, the last time some one tried to seriously date me (in person) was 2008.
He asked for my number and called me. Which I thought was the normal thing to do.
Fast forward to 2014. I’ve gotten many text messages…and no phone calls.
What does this mean?
You want to get to know someone no strings attached?
Is hearing someone’s voice now something intimate?
Are they just not that into you?
Is it just easier?
Navigating the dating waters without proper technological training nor etiquette is unnerving.
What does it all mean?
And if you do call does that mean your interest has risen from text worthy to voice worthy?
What gets you to voice worthy? Do people assume you won’t be able to speak?
Is it because I’m a mom? They assume I’m busy?
Why so many questions?
My Master’s degree was easier to get.
What do you think? Should a phone call be made initially? Or is texting just the norm?
Should you eventually call someone to ask them out?
Is “Do you wanna meet up?” a date? Or is that pre-date talk?
I am so confused.