It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy…
A good friend, Matt, is new to the Dating Whirl. Divorced for two years, he is still in that quasi-reclusive stage.
Perhaps the way he was treated by wacky judges and aggressive lawyers took the joie de vivre and the starch out of him.
Friends encouraged him to get ‘Out There’ and date. They regaled him with so many successful dating stories and, yet, he was hesitant to go beyond a second date. No, I didn’t say second base.
Matt recently attended a Medical Equipment Sales Conference at the downtown Hilton. He said the hotel was teeming with conventioneers. On the first day, he noticed dozens of women, and a handful of men, flocking to a particular ballroom near his meeting room. He said there were a ton of pink balloons and multiple giant vases with red roses at the entrance to the ballroom where all the women seemed to be heading.
Impulsively, he joined a “swarm” of fast-talking, fast-moving women and entered the huge room with them. He deftly removed his name tag and folded his suit jacket over his arm and sat down.
The attractive woman next to him started chatting him up, not realizing she was sitting next to the King of Small Talk. In no time he realized the sign: WRD/LCC was at a Western Region Dating / Life Coach Convention. His first impulse was to dash – a major impostor, he might be discovered. Then, our hero decided sit back, relax and thought, “What a deal!”
Matt is an interesting guy. He has enjoyed great success in his career and is a total Mid- West – never met a stranger- kind of a guy.
His 10 year marriage evaporated when his wife ran away with the pool boy – actually, with the guy who owned the Tri-State Pool Installation mega-corporation.
So, Matt, listened and became the totally intrigued interloper. He tells of being fascinated by what he learned from the panel of optimistic and opinionated Dating Coaches. Ho took notes. He also handed out his business card and met “people” (aka single women.)
One morning – two hours – a crash course in dating and he was launched into the dating stratosphere. He stayed for the morning presentations and was dazzled by the flood of information about on-line dating.
And, there were single, attractive women everywhere. Kismet.Treat