I ran into a man I dated today.
He and I work at the same company, though in different buildings, and we somehow managed to not run into each other in the 6 years since we dated.
He looked great and it was nice to see him.
He recognized me and came over to talk.
He’s married now.
To the woman he stopped dating me for which (ironically) I found very comforting.
It sucks to be dropped but when someone meets The One, it’s understandable.
So we caught up.
All is well in his neck of the woods.
And all is well with me.
We discussed internet dating for a while.
We met on Match which is where he met his wife.
I’ve heard one in eight marriages start online.
Maybe even more now.
His take on internet dating: it’s a numbers name and you need thick skin to play but you can meet the person of your dreams online if you’re patient and thorough.
So I’m not feeling so bad that I’m already back online meeting men through Tinder.
In fact, I’m feeling optimistic about my date tomorrow with The Airman.
The Airman is in the military and had traveled all over the world but is originally from New Jersey, a state I’ve never been to.
All his kids are college age and older so he’s in the same boat as me: getting ready to retire and travel.
Wish me luck!
I may not be thick skinned but I’m definitely working the numbers.