I’ve been in a funny place as far as dating goes this fall, hardly able to summon up the energy to communicate with anyone, let alone to actually set up a face to face meeting. Perhaps it’s because I am so perilously close to the end of the alphabet. Perhaps I’m happy enough on my own. Perhaps I’m just not that interested.
But there have been a few dates:
T is for Tom
It has been really fun getting to know you over the last couple of weeks. There seems to be lots of good energy between us and we certainly know how to have a good laugh together. But, like you, I’m not feeling that spark.
Anyway, I’m glad to have met you, and glad that we got to spend that perfect autumn afternoon together in East Sooke Park. What a gift in the middle of October!
I hope, Tom, that I can still count you among my friends. I really enjoy your company, and would love to get together sometime for a beer.
I wish you well and hope that the perfect woman appears soon in your life.
U is for Umberto
It was lovely to meet you yesterday and to hear all about your recent adventures in Tuscany. It sounds like you have found your spiritual home – and a second family – there. I loved hearing your descriptions of the people, of the architecture and the cities, and of the wonderful meals you shared there with your new friends. It left me longing to return to that part of the world.
I can’t see things working out for us, Umberto. But I have a suspicion that perhaps you’re meant to return once more to Tuscany. Perhaps the girl you’re meant to meet is waiting for you in Italy.
I wish you all the best,
V is for Vern
Thanks for coffee (or, in your case, orange pop!) yesterday. It was nice to meet you.
I can honestly say that I have never gone for a coffee date with a man who owns a blow up cat before, nor with one who plays the accordion. You are a man of many talents!
Vern, though I’ve really appreciated your humorous emails, I can’t see things working out for us. It seems like you are in a real place of transition in your life right now and my sense is that you probably need to focus on that transition first.
I wish you much luck in your search for a rewarding new career and in your search for the right girl.
All the best.
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