Well, I've been out of the dating pool for some time, but I moved to a new area in Toronto........a few Saturday nights ago I went out to a pub. Just chatting and socializing, but one guy really took an interest in me. He had definitely had more to drink than me, but by the time I left he was holding my hands and asked to kiss me (I wouldn't let him - public place, people not really knowing me, etc.). He wanted to "come over" that night - I refused, but he did ask a lot about me and took my number.
We had coffee a week or so later - he was actually quite nice, and as I suspected, we had a lot in common. He made a comment that night though when he said "I"m happy being single" (he's 44). I was actually not going to contact him again, but at the end of the night when I joked that he liked being single, he said "Oh, but we can meet up for a drink some time."
I texted him last week and on Friday, we met up at a different pub. I actually was quite done up - I guess I still have it in me when I do my hair, etc. (it had been a while since I made that "effort" to feel sexy). He commented on my appearance.......we hung out the whole night. Once again, the conversation was great. At the end of the night, he kissed me repeatedly (actually, not such a good kisser!! lol) and we shared a cab - him to his place, me to mine.
I texted him yesterday to ask him if he wanted to come over tomorrow night and get a pizza (we live in the same neighbourhood). I got this response "Hi Mel.....unfortuantely I'm busy for the next few nights. Maybe some other time? Keep in touch". Ahhh!!! Not that bad but I guess he really didn't want to get involved.
Trying to bury this one and not feel rejected........just not sure that any men out there really want "girlfriends" anymore.........I think they want "girl" "friends" (as in, see you on the week-end, drink with you, don't have to meet your family/hear about your problems kind of thing).