Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore
I normally don’t post about dates, or conversations that turn into meets but there was an important lesson I learned that I would like to share. This happened a few months ago.
I was chatting with someone on Tinder she seemed like a nice person. I offered her my phone number and told her no hard feelings if she didn’t use it. She never texted me then she disappeared off of my profile. I assumed based upon our previous conversations that she got nervous and Unmatched. She had been single a while was very uneasy about online dating.
Geographicly speaking she was 1 large city away and I knew logistically the chances of a meeting was slim to none. Her nerves combined with geography I figured there was never going to be a chance to meet.
I couple of weeks go by and I rematched her while I was out at a local bar having a brew with some buddies after work. I looked at the distance away and said less than a few miles.
I sent her a message asking to meet me since we were so close in proximity and she agreed.
She stopped by we had a wonderful conversation. It was so impromptu that I’m not sure if you can call it a date. We had a great time. At the end of the hour. I walked her to her car, said our goodbyes and thanked her for a unexpected adventure.
The connection didn’t continue much after that. But that’s not the point of the story.
Not every connection is supposed to turn into a love affair. Most connections don’t actually. I think I have made more friends than anything on these sites. Isn’t that where long lasting relationships start?
The person I am referring to in this article sat and spoke as if we were old friends. That’s all the evening was. It wasn’t a romantic connection it was a human connection.
If I could convey a message to that person or anyone else that I have had a similar evening it would be: Thank you again for a wonderful adventure. I learned a little bit about you and in turn I learned Little bit about myself.
To my readers I think the lesson here is.. Don’t close doors unless they are a benefit for you to close. Be as respectful to yourself and you are to others. Don’t be so quick to judge others. Not all bridges are meant to be burned.
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