Today I am going to do a little Q & A session (that would be “question and answer” for those of you who, like me, discovered there was only enough leaded java in the house for ONE pot this morning, split between 3 women who would kill for less than a cup of coffee). While I AM severely low on caffeine I will try ever so hard to answer this kind, new reader’s questions. I’m helpful like that. I know, you are impressed, right?
So, Chuck wrote the following comment on one of my entries:
Dear Most Incredibly Marvelous Martha, you goddess of all things Marvi, (okay he didn’t say that part but I’m taking artistic liberty here because, well, I can)
hmmm… This should be interesting. I just happen to run across your blog and noticed that you have a “dating dairies” section. I found it to be very interesting and thought maybe you could give me a few pointers. See, here’s my situation… I potentially may not know what I’m doing but I met this woman online last night, moments after I changed my profile to “view” from it being down for a while, her pic/profile popped up. I looked at her pics first… because that is the first litmus of whether to continue or not. After seeing she was quite beautiful in a variety of settings, I continued to read her profile. Well, to make a long story short we winked at one another, traded phone numbers, and friended ourselves on Facebook. She seems to be one of these creative types, good sense of humor, depth of character, and so on. Well, getting to the point here… what kind of places or activities might be appropriate for a first date with this type of woman, when might it be appropriate to ask her out? I’d be willing to let her pick the place, date, and time.
You adoring fan, (artistic liberty again)
I think I should consult with my Crystal Ball but
I cannot find the damn Magic 8 ball it is in the shop for a tune up so I’ll have to wing it.
*draws the blinds to darken the room, lights candles, begins rubbing temples, chanting “oh spirits, enlighten me with the answers for this kind gent”, face contorts a bit…*
The spirits tell me that there are several appropriate first date options here, as I can just tell this lady is simple in her tastes, and enjoys the opportunity for conversation.
A picnic would be one option. A lady can tell a lot about a gentleman by what he packs to take her to a park to munch, sip and talk.
My guess is she is also a bit of a sport buff, and might enjoy taking in a Reds game, either in a nice little sports bar that serves good food, or at a game if it isn’t too hot and humid. After all, a princess doesn’t feel real attractive if she is
sweating like a pig glistening in the sunshine.
Dinner and a few rounds of putt-putt and then ice cream can also be fun and amusing.
She likely enjoys concerts in the park, especially the Cincinnati Pops, though any band playing in a park usually is good with her.
I’m feeling she likes casual attire and relaxed settings.
I also feel her Sunday afternoon and evening might be free, or an evening next week.
and….. darn, the spirits are fading away….
*blows out candles, and opens the blinds*
There you have it, Chuck, the spirits have spoken.
Good luck to you, sir, though something tells me the stars are in alignment in your favor! *wink*