Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Newest Normal
But now I'm dating. Not dating as in seeing a few people to see how they fit. No, I'm dating one woman and discovering how we fit. The indeterminate "US" from a couple of posts (and few weeks) ago has grown into a definite relationship as so declared on FB.
A good fit, yes. A good match, again, yes. Still, dating . . .
Dating can be, is . . . challenging. Even when one is ripe to the idea of opening heart, mind, body, and life to another, for another, there are . . . logistics; schedules, finances, families, and jobs just to name a few. Then there is all the newness, the first times, the discoveries . . . all of which can be, is . . . fun, exciting. It is, can be . . . daunting.
It is very, very easy to become accustomed to having good time, to become conditioned to expect it every time out, to fall into a routine and then become soundly disappointed with the routine is broken even for a very good reason, a very worthy cause.
And in our brief stint dating we've had both, the good times and the disappointments. The good times however, have outdistanced the disappointments. And while we are determined to maintain that ratio, there are those challenges, those logistics.
Still . . I am up for the challenge, the earlier "whoa" not-with-standing, for we are a good fit.
We are dating one another exclusively. And this is my newest normal.