Blind date dating guide
I would have to learn them on my own in the trenches.
Men and women seem to cope differently with the collapse of a relationship.
It would be a lie to say I didn't have any dating skills.
Like most young women, I'd had plenty of dates that never went anywhere, and some memorable ones that eventually blossomed into relationships.
(Did I mention how wretchedly in need of some laughs I was by this point? He was such deliciously good company that it ensured his popularity with people in far loftier social circles than I.
I was not in any shape to go out and meet a new love interest, nor was anyone seeking my company (dour divorcee is hardly on the top of anyone's list of desired dates).He lightened up as the meal progressed and we seemed to have fun, but when he walked me to my car, he said, "It was nice to meet you" in a way that told me he would not be calling again.I chalked it up to my voracious appetite, which may have been a turn-off for a Hollywood director accustomed to whippet-thin actresses who rarely eat, but I found out later that he already had a girlfriend.Eventually, after the fog of said miserable divorce started to lift -- or perhaps precipitated by my intense desire for it to lift -- friends and acquaintances began to set me up on dates.
Early on in the blind date parade, there was the attractive young television director, with whom I shared a quirky lunch date.The dating part seemed relatively easy -- if there was a spark, you went out again -- but the relationship part was a different story entirely.