Tonight was fun. As I had suspected, this fellow is not for me. But it was good to go out with somebody who is not The Dude, and overall it was a positive, if somewhat lame, experience. An unfortunate side effect was that the night made me nostalgic for The Dude, which I recognize is not what is supposed to happen when one is “moving on,” but well, Rome wasn’t built in a day. All in all, I call my reentry into the sad world of dating a success.
But if I’m honest, I really hope that The Dude figures out whatever his problems are and comes back to me. He really is my favorite person, and it’s unfortunate to have to spend time with losers when you already know the person who is your absolute favorite, and you know he loves you, and you actually love him. Alas, though, I can’t just make him do what I want, so I suppose I will have to soldier on and give these other dudes a chance.