Timing is Everything

So back in the summer I had a date with a nice man.  I’ll call him Ben.  We had a nice time talking, but he did tell me something about an almost dead relationship that was sort of an obstacle he had to get over.  He was very up front and candid about it.  I appreciated that.

We took a walk along the waterfront, had a pleasant enough small kiss goodbye, and after that I got a text from him that said he definitely hoped to see me again in a couple of weeks after I got back from a trip I was taking.

And then?  I never heard another word.  It was weird.

Of course, in that time I had several horrible loser dates and more dead-ends, and I finally just deactivated all dating site profiles and decided I was content to just be alone.  Seriously content.

About three or four months later, I saw Ben on LinkedIn.  We had a chat, and agreed to meet for a drink.  He had not contacted me because the relationship he had apparently wasn’t as dead as he initially thought it was, and had lingered on awhile longer.  But now, it’s definitely over.  We’ve had dates #2 and #3, and we have a fourth date planned for New Year’s Eve.

I’m not optimistic, because there’s been entirely too much disappointment in my romantic life for me to think my luck has changed.  I’m just taking it one day at a time and enjoying myself.  I just thought I’d remind those of you who are looking like I am … timing is everything.  Just because something doesn’t work today doesn’t mean it won’t have a chance at working tomorrow.  Hang in there.



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