Sometimes writing is hard. I wrote this long thing last night about laying it all out there when you meet someone, and included all this stuff and realized it could be said like this.
I met a guy on OK Cupid and after some discussion we agreed to meet and both talked a little about what we are open to. I worried for a second that he might not like this or that about what I am open to and what I want and then remembered something. If this guy is a good fit for me to date, he’ll be attracted to the things I am. If who I am upsets him or whatever, well.. that’s good information. He asked to share the email with his wife, which gave me a little pause for a second till I realized that if this guy’s wife had some issue with me or anything I am, that’s good information, and if he and his wife end up being a little too in each other’s business and I’d be dating committee (something I would hate) that’s good information too. And as it turns out I needn’t have worried. He just really liked what I’d said and thought it was a nice way to say things he and his wife had discussed and wanted to share it with her rather than try to say it again in his words. Every once in a great while I get afraid to lay it all out there. I know there can be consequences for doing so, but if I’m hoping to find love or friendship with people who are into ME.. then being me does make a lot of sense.
There. I just saved anyone who’d read it about a page and a half.
And as a bonus, I just took that picture of my kitten, Nani. It was too good and appropriate to the topic not to share.