I was going to review a couple movies I saw recently, but had something happen last night that got me thinking about this subject and I think it will write about it.
First of all, I am not talking about casual sex, but rather keeping it casual on the date. Here is the situation:
I had an urge to get out of my office for the first time in about a year and see a movie. I decided on Skyline because it looks interesting and I can review it for another blog post. I called a couple of friends to see if they want to come along but in a bizarre twist everyone had something to do. What is up with that? Doesn’t everyone spend Friday night photographing t-shirts, playing Starcraft 2, and writing product descriptions? What is this thing called a life and where does one procure one?
(Starcraft 2 Terran logo image courtesy of the video game t shirt category)
Anyway, I did not want to go alone, so on a lark I went to the holy land of all things weird and sleazy in the dating world, Craigslist (that’s a little unfair. I have met some great girls on CL. However, for every cool girl I meet I end up dating about 14 psychopaths, so I tend to tread lightly). I posted something like this:
“I’m bored and am going to go to see Skyline at 10:20. If you are so inclined and want to do something totally casual send me an email and we can meet up at the box office. Here is a pic so you can recognize me, although odds are I won’t even shave so don’t put a lot of effort into getting ready. Please send one and we can set this up.”
Extremely casual, and I got two quick responses, both really attractive. I went to the movies with one of the girls. We met out front, chatted a little in the theater, and enjoyed the movie. The whole thing was totally relaxed and surprisingly fun. Neither one of us really had any major expectations and it worked out great. At the end of the movie I walked her to her car. I sent her a thank you email and today she responded with her phone number and an invitation to call her again. Kind of cool.
I can say this is actually really fun and even if the girl is not a good match, really good practice for your rap with girls in general. The three secrets to being good at anything are practice, practice, practice. And who knows? This thing with the girl from last night could take off and even if it didn’t, at least I didn’t have to go to the movies solo. All around good thing.