Today, I wanted to ask out a guy at the gym.
But then, I noticed, too, that I was potentially interested in going out with this other guy at the gym.
And then there was the one with whom I’d always been in teenager love…, though I was kind of over it due to his utter lack of availability and interest…
And, on that note, there’s this other guy who has some shared background but a totally different occurrence in the world than the first guy, and I kind of would be interested in going out with this guy…
So, I had had it in my head that I might ask out this one guy, if the opportunity presented itself – I even had the conversation ready.
I was ready, and over embarrassment.
But then, I got distracted in my other distractions.
If I want to date all of these guys, I just don’t see its being a good idea… when is it ever a good idea to make the rounds of dating guys in any place we go regularly?
I don’t need to be dating everyone at the gym.
And then, what’s more, there is the chance – slight but there, nonetheless – of the first guy becoming available and interested… I fear I would drop this guy I was planning to ask out immediately, if the huge crush guy were suddenly available…
if that is the case, then is it fair for me to date him at all, when I already know I would choose someone else, when given the opportunity?
It’s kind of like offering a cute guy, and then offering Brad Pitt… kind of hard to resist…, though this one is much more likely to happen than Brad Pitt to show up… anyway…
It just doesn’t seem fair, to me… it would be unfair to both guys, I think.
And so, I was relieved a bit when the opportunity did not present itself – i.e. I did not have the easy chance of speaking to him alone today – and I did not ask this guy out.
Tonight, telling my mom about the silliness of it, she mentioned something simple yet somewhat profound for me.
She said that, before, I was not complete about things with myself – physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, and also in terms of comfort and what I might want in a relationship – nor was I complete about things that had happened to me… Now that I am complete about all of that, I am open to dating – emotionally, psychologically, physically, and mentally – and am interested in dating… that is I want to date.
Not just anyone, of course, but I am not opposed to it for some under-layered, hidden, or absurd reason anymore… Before, I think I probably couldn’t date… Now, I can.
And I want to do so.
And I’m okay with it not going anywhere long-term… which, by the way, is a huge deal for me to be thinking.
I’m happy to learn about one another by spending time together, and thereby evaluating if we want to pursue a relationship of some sort, be it friendship or a dating relationship.
I want to spend time with people, with men, even, one-on-one.
And I’m not afraid of admitting that – and it doesn’t feel like admitting anything, actually, because nothing is out of place in the want… all is well. 🙂
So, perhaps, I will end up on a date (or million) in the near future…
Yes… maybe, let’s date, y’all. 😉