What you missed on the Bachelorette Project is here…
Many developments in week 3… Which makes me want to say to all the girls (and guys) out there, when you try online dating, give it a little time. The first week is slow, the second week is overwhelming, it’s the third week you start to find your marks and smooth sail. This week, I smooth sailed real good! I even went on my first official date. But I’ll get back to that…
I’m really starting to become interested to know some of the guys better. The whole kicking some out at the end of the week is now more of a detail and the choice was not difficult to make this week.
So, what happened?
Remember how I spent most of my week 2 talking to Gran? At the end of the week, we discussed moving the conversation to Skype (chatting)… We tried. We missed each other a couple of times. I use Skype mostly for work and didn’t have it open all the time. So, I kept it open for him to catch me when I was in front of my screen, but that wasn’t enough. It fizzled. I didn’t write him off because I still thought he was a nice guy, and I give him the benefit of the doubt: maybe he found a job and suddenly became busy.
In the meantime, I made some new contacts. First was Stef, whom quickly became a strong contender, and even got to the phone conversation level. It’s a big step for me: I HATE the phone. But he was able to help me relax and the chat was mostly fluid. Turns out we often hang out at the same bar. We agreed to stay in touch via text-messages. Which we did. Once. Since that (Thursday), silence. Again, not too worried about it. I might very well meet him out one night randomly.
Then was Art, whom actually got to first date, yesterday. I was a little worried, and the fact that he has four kids scares me a little… Several times, I felt like backing out and inventing any plausible excuse. But that would have been unfair to him. He has been the most straightforward and ballsy and for that I give him a lot of credit. The date was actually charming. We went for coffee at the Museum of Art (his choice – points here), he was dressed to the T. (again, points), and the conversation was easy. I gave him one hour (another one of my rules: always make other plans, in case the date is really bad, or really good), and I would be willing to give him more. Did I bore him to death with my rant on “I don’t like that everything is closed on Sunday in France”? Probably… I have some progress to make on the first date level as well… Hopefully, practice will make perfect…
Finally, to be noted is Olivier, whom I have been exchanging many emails with… This one is a writer! Several emails every day… but he’s fun, and guess what, he can dance! Who would have guessed I’d find someone with some sort of ballroom dancing past (not mentioned on his profile).
In the end, I made a big cut with 4 out: Cal, who has met someone; Scuba, Phil and Aldo who didn’t seem interested in me whatsoever. Oh well…
Still in the run are:
- loic, 37 years old
- art, 37 years old
- virgil, 37 years old
- phoenix, 42 years old
- ted, 36 years old
- gran, 34 years old
- stef, 38 years old
- elf, 36 years old
- pierre, 37 years old
- james, 42 years old
- horus, 40 years old
- olivier, 39 years old
Soft cut at the end of the week, only one of them will fall…