Let’s travel back in time a couple weeks (yes, I can totally do that).
I left you all off around movie night, I believe. Joe and I started talking and hanging out a little more regularly and I finally began to loosen up and feel truly comfortable around him. So after a spontaneous night in Santa Monica and an incredibly refreshing afternoon of eating, lounging, and laughing I decided maybe he should meet a couple of my friends.
My friends, by the way, have been begging to see him probably since our first initial phone call. They don’t waste any time.
At first, I was trying to put this off as long as possible. It just made things seem that much more official and I hadn’t been sure if I was ready for that. But for whatever reason, at that exact moment, it seemed like the most genius idea in the entire world. This was probably the biggest/best chance I have taken with this guy. Everyone got along great and it was nice to see him interact with my friends (who were very quick to point out that I should take every precaution not to “fuck this one up”. Thanks for the advice guys!)
And then came Superbowl… and he was wanting me to meet his friends. At least I only introduced him to 2 at a time (and they were a couple at that). I, on the other hand, got to meet a chunk of the clan. I am very pleased to say that his boys are a wonderful group of people and they were very nice and welcoming to me. I guess that massive swarm of butterflies I barely prevented from vomiting up really wasn’t necessary. It took me a full 3.5 seconds before I felt 100% comfortable there (the ice cold Newcastle also helped). I am also extremely pleased to announce that none of them fell under the category of douchbaggery and lame-sauce. And to top it off, they all seemed to like me too–At least they treated me as an equal (that also might have had something to do with the beer).
So now, here we are. My online dating adventure has kind of come to an end, and a fresh and new relationship adventure has taken it’s place.
I can practically hear my girl friends cheering in the background.
I guess it isn’t completely impossible for a girl to find a decent guy in the big city. I was proven wrong–I’ll admit it. And if someone were to ever ask me, I’d say taking the risk of the online dating world is totally worth it. And even if you don’t meet anyone that’s right for you, ladies, you’ll at least come up on some free food and drinks. Guys, well maybe you’ll get a piece of ass. No promises though.
To all my wonderful readers: Thanks for coming on this journey with me. It’s been real 🙂
I am not sure if completely chronicling my relationship on the internet is the best of ideas, but I am sure I’ll find something to keep you all entertained while you attempt to look busy at work.