3.3.09

Dating boot camp, part one

As I mentioned before, B and I are quite different. Another key example: She is great at dating, and terrible at relationships (her assessment, not mine). I, on the other hand, am great at relationships and pretty awful at dating.

Ok, I'm bad at both but there's no reason to point out all of my flaws at once.

It's not that I am bad at the actual dinner and movie portion. I don't talk about ex boyfriends or order the surf and turf. It's more my choice in my date that seems to be flawed. In my attempts to change (because that's possible, right?) I decided to start a dating boot camp. Dating boot camp means that I had to accept a date with anyone who asked, even if--and especially-- if they did not fit my "type". It was a social experiment designed to challenge my preconceptions/misconceptions about what constitutes a good partner. And worst case scenario, I'd get some free dinners and great stories.

First up: Domino Dave. Dave was a regular at my pub, but not like Norm or Cliff from Cheers. Dave caught my eye because he and his friends just came in to play dominos. They'd find a quiet corner of the bar, spread out the pieces, and play for a few hours. Dave never ordered more than a Sprite, and I certainly never saw him drunk.

Dave was tall, blonde, and sober. Certainly not my type.

Perfect.


-Harper


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8 comments:

Hannah-Lane said...

just found your blog. love it!

I had a friend tell me to be "open minded" and to go out with the guy that wasn't my type too. I ended up being told by a little short weenie of a man that I "wasn't hot enough" to date him. the next time I was opened minded and gave someone a chance I was told that he would take me to dinner if I was cool to "ride on his handle bars"...and that wasn't a metaphor for anything. He honestly didn't have a car. So good luck with the out of the box dating!

LiLu said...

"Tall, blond, and sober"...

Ha! LOVE IT.

just me said...

Tall, Blond, and Sober?

Make sure he's not a priest. There's really no getting into a priest's pants.

...Believe me.

HP said...

The fact that he never orders more than Sprite would have been a deal-breaker for me right there. You are braver than I.

imerika said...

Haha, I tried this in 2008, because everyone deserves a chance, right? horrible...
I think this year I'm going to stick with only dating guys who I'm really into and who can make me laugh<-- that's the secret to my heart.

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

Dating boot camp? GENIUS.

Harper said...

Just Me-- You must be psychic, because I actually went out with a Baptist minister as part of dating boot camp. Details to follow on a future blog...

Cee said...

So how did it go w/ Domino Dave?