Happy 100?

I’d like to think I’d have something witty and snappy to say now that I’ve officially crossed 100 first dates off my list. But truthfully, I am so fucking exhausted and really just need to be properly dicked down.

It’s nice having freedom. I never have to answer to anyone. But, I feel so starved for companionship with a partner. Everyone is moving into these next phases of life and I can’t relate in the least. They’re picking out nursery colors and I’m still snapchatting men asking how many siblings they have. Just night and day.

I have a lot of feelings about staring 30 in the face with little to no prospect of having someone special to celebrate it with. It’s low-key kind of embarrassing that I’m still in the position to be writing this nonsense but, I will spare you from this becoming a live journal entry.

When I look back on these 100 dates, there are some that stand out.

The good:

The bad:

And just the downright weird:

It’s been a wild-ass ride and I can’t thank you enough for being on this ride with me. Here’s hoping we both get off (both literally and figuratively) soon.

Encounter #97.1: IT Guy

App: Hinge

Name: Carlos*

Date Location: The Townshend – Quincy, MA

Location Review: 4.0 Stars – Good food. Good cocktails. Good vibes.

Date Duration: 3 hours

What Happened:

I had to give it to Carlos. Somehow over text, he came off really sweet. Was he the most attractive? No. But he took the time to plan an actual date for us that would be convenient for me to get to.

Carlos worked in something smart. Cyber security or some shit. Was an only child but was close with his cousins. Overall, fairly normal.

The conversation with him wasn’t necessarily the easiest. I definitely felt like I was carrying the team and that he was already putting me on some kind of pedestal. He really knew nothing about me but instead of asking would hold onto those random nuggets he did have.

At the end of the night, he walked me to my car. I can’t park for shit so I was a ways away in a parking garage. I felt bad that he walked me all that way so I drove him to his car. Shouldn’t have done that.

When we got to his car he went in for it and we made out a little bit. He was good, but I just didn’t want to sit on his face.

Sent him the “You’re great but…” text and we went our separate ways.