I was traveling, he was traveling…we matched on Tinder. We exchanged nearly 100 messages between Tinder and WhatsApp, before meeting for dinner and drinks, later that night. Which seems like enough, but not so much that there’s nothing left to talk about. Most of our messages were nothing more than getting to know you and playful teasing.
Mr. Unavailable: Let’s go for a drink together, then we can talk. (Wine Emoji / Wink Emoji)
Me: Only if you promise to take me to a cool bar. (Sexy Wink Emoji)
<Later that Day>
Me: I haven’t eaten since this morning, does the bar serve food?
Mr. Unavailable: I also need to eat.
Mr. Unavailable: We can go for dinner first.
Mr. Unavailable: So I have a girlfriend back home, she doesn’t really know I go on dates, I mean she knows I’m on Tinder but she knows it’s just because I get lonely when I travel and I don’t actually have sex.
Me: You have a girlfriend?!? Seriously? Why are you on Tinder!?! Even if it’s fine with your girlfriend don’t you think you should have mentioned it to me?!! I get it, you’re European. You’re all in “Open Relationships”. I’m from LA though, we just date a bunch of people at the same time without committing to any of them.
I didn’t actually say that last part, instead a little voice in my head said “Do it for the Blog”. So I very calmly continued pleasant conversation with little reaction to his mega relationship omission. Instead I asked him questions about this arrangement to which he had no clear explanation for and I eventually changed the subject to bad dates asking him about his experiences. My all too subtle way of pointing out that this was going in the books as one of mine. After dinner we planned to walk across the street to a trendy cocktail lounge. In case you were wondering I bowed out gracefully and returned to my hotel.
<Later that Night>
Mr. Unavailable: Are you home?
Me: I am.
Mr. Unavailable: Ok (Happy Face Emoji)
Mr. Unavailable: If I didn’t have a girlfriend… (Winking Tongue Out Emoji)
Mr. Unavailable: I like your ass. (Monkey Covering his Mouth Emoji)
Where is the shaking your head in disbelief emoji when you really need it? Nothing surprises me anymore and honestly I enjoy every moment, the good the bad and even the unbelieveable. Bad experiences usually make the best stories, even if you aren’t a blogger.
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