“Why are you making it a mission to make a happy man miserable?” asked WS (our bartender) when I told him I’d be helping him find a lady friend.
“Why is it that every time a woman sees a single guy, she makes it her mission to attach him and make him miserable?” he went on.
WS hasn’t been in a long-term relationship since the Nokia block phones were a thing. As a single dad, he says that his kid is his number one focus. Outside of work, his free time is devoted to his beloved mini-me. There simply is no time to focus on a serious relationship.
But some months ago, he unexpectedly found himself raveled up in a lustful situation with some woman that he fell smitten for. Maybe it was a relationship that never had the proper chance to blossom into anything real. But in the short months that the affair went on, there seemed to have been an added sparkle and giddiness to WS’s soul. Sadly, things fizzled out, mostly due to their schedules, single parent life complications, and so on.
It almost seemed like the bounce in his step was gone when things didn’t work out. So…being the thoughtful matchmaker-minded person that I am, I decided to experiment and see what I can do. I don’t really know any single ladies for him off hand…so I did the next reasonable thing. I signed him up for a dating site lol. When I first told him I’d be signing him up for a dating site, I was kind of joking. But I figured, what the hey?! He could use a companion. He’d probably never sign up for a dating site himself. It takes five minutes to create a profile. Something good can come out of it. So why not?
I don’t even know how I chose OkCupid. I guess it’s free and I kind of had a feeling he wouldn’t be willing to sign up for a paid dating sites. I made his profile, filling out the blanks with answers I knew and leaving the rest for him to complete later.
As soon as I signed him up, he said he was getting messages before he even got a chance to log on, himself. One of the first ladies that messaged him (let’s call her “MB”) was some lady living over an hour away somewhere. She stood out from the other handful of ladies that reached out. Fast forward a couple of weeks later and they are still messaging one another. AND….they even have plans to meet later this month!
Working weekends comes with the territory of industry life. It cuts into the time when trying to mesh with normal people time. MB has more of a normal people time schedule, meaning her weekends are actually on the weekends (unlike us). So….to take MB out on a date, Wes is planning to take a Saturday night off to see her when she’s free. Isn’t that kind of sweet and drastic?! lol I hope the date turns out to be worth it and they have a fab time.
If things go well, they fall in love, and there’s a happily ever after, it’ll be all because of moi! Stay tuned to keep posted.
Have any of you guys tried OkCupid? What has your experience been like?