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The Dating Game – Who is on First?

What’s on second, and I Don’t Know is on third.

Abbott and Costello’s rapid-fire baseball comedy bit: Who’s on First is a perfect metaphor for the dating game. Like baseball there are wins, losses, slumps, night games and home runs.

Who

After you’ve connected with someone online, expect The Formula. You each exchange three e-mails, followed by a suggestion for a phone call. A few phone calls, generally 2.5, (one message left on answering machine) are followed by a few more emails. Then it happens: the line drive, maybe a double play: the coffee shop quickie where you size up one another.

Some first daters bring a mental yardstick and measure the other person. Myles is a measurer-upper.

An engineer by profession, Myles was used to the facts, just the facts ma’am. From the moment he shook hands with a woman he had romanced on the phone and via e-mail, he was calculating. It took some time and many calculations before Myles realized the Velveteen Rabbit was a better fit for him than a ‘Playboy’ bunny. Quality start.

What

Margo F. has a different modus operandi. At least twice a week, the afternoon staff at Pacific Catch restaurant in the Sunset District – sees her meet men for coffee. She has it down to a science. Margo meets a man online, exchanges emails and eventually, 2.5 phone calls later, agrees to a public meeting. She casually suggests the place near her home. The two agree upon a time. Margo says she always arrives 10-minutes early, always wearing a revealing black Rei  yoga outfit*.

She carries a New Yorker, her purse and cell phone.

She says she knows within three minutes if the man is a ‘keeper.’  She says if he looks like his picture, measures up to the height he claims, and if he carries on a conversation, she’s interested. The coffee date could be 10-minutes or an hour, depending. Once a serious serial dater, Margo has slowed down and admits to be looking for a man who is “kind, open, available and geographically desirable’. It works for her. Home run.

Why

Some singles are looking for a goal and a scoring position. Others balk or throw a few fastballs. Unless you are in the game, you’ll always be wondering; Who’s on first, and What’s on second.

Get in the game. Batter up!

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You Tube: Who’s on First?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=airT-m9LcoY

No Lululemon Margo says she ( and her whole class of Yoga Babes)  no longer wears anything by Lululemon!

They all  found the obnoxious comments by owner, Chip Off

so egregious – she is wearing No Brand clothing to yoga…

and ‘damn cute outfits’ to meet all first dates.

who is lyin?

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