Realizing 'The One' Isn't

September 5, 2014 10:11 PM

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Realizing 'The One' Isn't

After a devastating break up and a year of dating flubs, finding him was like finding a Prada Saffiano Lux bag on sale -- incredibly rare. It's funny actually, we almost never met, as I adhere to my self-created strict online dating rules, number one being: Thou shall not engage in more than three emails back and forth before he shall ask for my phone number. After years of dating and months of online dating this was a rule I found to be helpful. The idea behind it is that I didn't want to get caught up in long email chains that never amounted to a date, or worse, invest time texting someone only to encounter them months later and realize they are nothing like I had anticipated.

When we got to the third message, he merely asked what my schedule was like, without asking to meet me. I normally would have sent him to the 'never date' folder, but for some reason I took the bull by the horns and said, "My schedule changes, here is my number, maybe we can meet sometime," and sure...

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