This is amazing and so true. From Paul’s Blog
“I often describe a first date as a combination of a job interview, riding a rollarcoaster and a trip to the dentist. After all, sometimes it’s successful, sometimes it’s thrilling and sometimes it’s just downright painful”
Mostly downright painful, for me at least. I find getting ready for a date is the most stressful thing I could go through.
“What should I wear?”
“What will we talk about?”
“What am I doing?”
By the time I’m supposed to be leaving, I’ve already sent a text cancelling the date. I truly cannot stand the anxiety!! I’d rather not go on traditional dates, can’t we just get drunk at my place? I’m stressed out thinking about it, and I don’t even have a date tonight. I’m better off getting to know a person slowly, and finding myself in a relationship later.
This way, there is no anxiety about getting ready, there is no stress about a dresscode, there are no worries about stalled conversation. There are no thrilling butterflies in my stomach, and there are no 3 am dances in the rain.
This makes me terribly sad and I feel that I’ve missed out on many enjoyable first dates, while I’m avoiding the bad ones.
**Off to the fruit market for more melons.
Reference: First Date Effect