THE DATING PROJECT #22. FREE WHEELING
The end is near, good readers. We’ve decided to wind up our dating project in a few weeks’ time.
Lou Lou seems headed for retirement from the dating scene, as she explores the cosy world of coupledom with Man #10.
Astrid has disappeared from the Dating Project, still caught up in her major family dramas. That’s life for a single Mum and one reason why dating is so much harder for women in her age group. She puts her family first, as she must do, but this leaves so little time and energy for looking for a man.
Eloise is still with us but she’s lost a good friend this week and mourning also isn’t exactly conducive to the flirty world of internet dating. But she’ll be back – with bells on. Let’s hope the Dating Project ends up with bang for her too.
And Rob is down on the ranch, visiting his folks in Texas. He’d hoped to connect with us all this week but technology defeated him. But he’ll be offering his male wisdom again next week.
So here’s Lou Lou getting into the deep and meaningful:
When you’re single it’s easy to feel like a grown up with training wheels on. You’re kind of halfway there, but not. For instance if you’re single, you could be, hypothetically speaking, co-habiting with a flat mate who leaves their sex toys in the kitchen and you have a stash of ‘emergency chocolate’ for those times you crawl in at 3am on a school night after eating no dinner. These two things, I believe would rarely occur if one was in a relationship.
I see moving into a proper relationship with a man as a big, big deal. It is the removal of my training wheels and my proud transition into being a grown up. However, it is not as easy as just buying a bike, or dating someone.
This week I did some growing up. And here are some very important lessons I learnt:
I realized that the date with Man #11 was an unnecessary test of my feelings for Man #10. In my head, the equation went something like this: If I feel something for Man #11 than my feelings for Man #10 are null and void. I’ve discovered that love ain’t no equation nor tricky formula.
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