Thursday, 18 February 2016.
They are sitting at a nice table – her usual one – at the Nepalese restaurant in Jätkäsaari, Anna’s neighborhood. Aarne has a huge meal, and she?
She has the soup and an open mind.
It’s the third time she’s at this very restaurant on Tinder dates. With three different men in three weeks. The waiter is starting to look at her in a funny way.
Ops, he’ll think I’m an escort! Maybe time to change venues?
Aarne is tall and a little chubby, friendly and warm. His teeth look like a bunny’s, but he’s cute and nice enough. 54.
She doesn’t feel the chemistry, though. So, no flirting from her side. She just talks about her Ex, church and such things. Haha.
Not cool? Sorry!
She can’t help herself. What is she supposed to do if she’s just waiting for tomorrow to chat with Christian again?
3 days to meet him in person.
I shouldn’t be going out on these dates anymore before I meet Christian and figure out whether I’ll like him or not.
Eurgh. But there’s another one scheduled for tomorrow. Bad manners to cancel last minute…
Like Tino did to me! Humpf.
Meeting new people is exciting.
This is Anna’s You’re-Free-Now-So-Find-Out-Who’s-Available-Out-There Project, remember?
And her Possibly–Make-Some-New-Friends Project.
The Have-Some-Fun-Live-A-Little and Don’t-Hide-In-Your-House-While-You-Heal and Dare-To-Believe-In-Love-Again Projects are also worth a mention. Don’t you think?
Ultimately, what this really, really is, is…
…The Find-A-B♥️yfriend-To-Share-The-Good-Simple-Things-In-Life-With Project.
But Anna, don’t you forget The Don’t-Put-All-Your-Eggs-In-One-Basket-Yet Project. You haven’t met Him yet.
The smirky waiter walks by their table and Aarne asks, “Can I have a coffee please? Long drive home soon.” — and turning his gaze to Anna — “What about you? Would you like a coffee cup, too?”
“Just another glass of water, please!”
Later that night, Aarne texts her.
Dear Anna, I’m now safely back home in Turku, thanks for your concern.
You are very nice, too. 🙂 Thank you for your pleasant company tonight. But, I have to be say that we are from different generations and I have never dated anyone as young as you.
Honestly? I must admit I don’t know exactly why – can’t put my finger on it just yet – but I didn’t really feel the chemistry.
© 2017 rf
Obs. End of Day 60 of… The Above-All-What-You’re-Doing-Is-Rediscovering-Yourself Project.