After being totally bored last weekend & staying home w/ my teenage son, who was also bored (the only thing we could think of to do was go out to dinner cause it was very hot too), this weekend I went out both nights.
Friday night was a bust. I had made plans to go with one friend to a ballroom dancing place that I had been to before that is very nice, then she got sick. So some other friends were going to a singles dance--I really hate them (the dances, not the friends) but the alternative was staying home cause it was last minute. There were 6 of us who met up there. I was dressed up nicely--not one man asked me to dance, can you believe it? There were a couple of men there that my friends knew and not even those guys asked me (although I didn't care for either one of them, but I like dancing). A couple of my friends were getting asked to dance a lot. The only good thing was that our group ended up with 3 free bottles of wine. I won a drawing and then they do this kind of match game where they give out cards & you are supposed to find the man with the matching card--well my girl friend ended up with the same card as me, so one of the guys took that card and said "look, we will go out & say that we matched up." The man at the desk said "this can't be--both of you have the cards marked women" but the friend said "I can't help it if you gave me a woman's card by mistake" so they believed him & gave up 2 bottles of wine and then he said he had plenty of wine at home so he let us keep it. So for the price of $15, I got wine and a piece of cake--wow! After that, my most wild & crazy friend wanted to go to this nightclub that was next door for Latin music night--I like that music and it's very frustrating because I know how to dance it very well, but again, no dancing. Oh yes, one guy asked me to dance and then he turned out to be creepy--he was trying to grab my rear and he was saying about how he liked curvy women and then he asked if I wanted to go out with him--when I said no, he stopped dancing with me. lol And to top off the night, I met one of my dance teachers there & he said he had been to the ballroom place that I was originally going to & some other people I knew were there, so that probably would have been a good night. It's a dilemma because a couple of my friends really like going to this place, but I always hate it--but I liked the woman and hate always saying no. But it's just not enjoyable to me, so I think I'll just say that I like doing things with them, but just call me when they are going somewhere else.
Then last night a different friend & I went to a swing dance--it was a totally different atmosphere. If you keep going to these dances, you keep seeing the same people, so by now there are always a few people I recognize. It's not about being picked up for a date--it's more about the dancing, so when the guys find out you can dance, then they ask you. I danced with at least 7 different men, so it was not boring in the least, plus it was live music w/ a really good band, so at least if you're not dancing, you can enjoy the music. There were also people there from a meetup group that I belong to and the one guy who is the organizer of the group I met once before. He was very friendly and I don't know if he's interested but at least he seems like someone I could get to know better & be friends with. I signed up for a meetup in a couple of weeks that's at a bar with a band & he will be there.