The Dating Game – Who is on First?
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.
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.
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.
You Tube: Who’s on First?
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.