Rhonne and I had a pretty interesting discussion over our meal. A couple of months ago I broke up with a man who just didn't share my lifestyle and value choices. Rhonne claimed he didn't get the Facebook memo and we started to discus being single, meeting people and decisions. He has stated I need to get onto the 5 now plan. Curious I asked what that was. Basically, I need to talk to 5 (!!!!!) different (!!!!!) men (Eeek!) EVERYDAY! I looked at him in horror (I'm basically one of the shyest people running.) and said but where!?! Where am I expected to do this???!!! He let me off the hook today because all the malls would have been closed.... *gulp* His response being that not having any opportunity to meet people is an excuse. Eyes wide I looked around at the dusky wilderness surrounding my house in the country and reiterated WHERE.
Seriously, I work with children in a profession dominated by women, my hobbies involve tremendous amounts of solitude and animals - and when I do get out into public to practice my sports - they also involve a tremendous amount of older men or marrieds. So WHERE am I expected to meet people? At this point he hollered at me. Skeptically I sat back and let him talk. I am now to meet people when I get diesel. Buy groceries. Run any type of public errand. He says I have to talk to at least 5 different men each day - be it at the gas station or so forth. In his words "you never know".
I think he's amazing because he's using this strategy to meet people. I'm not too terribly sure it's the best strategy for me... (And I KNOW Jeanne is cheering right now - the fact that he's kicked my "box" to smithereens...)
Perhaps at Northlands dog trial I should ask for them to announce. One country girl looking for a nice rancher type... sigh.... or perhaps I'll lay off the codeine (it's really good for bad coughs) and have another nap...
I am thankful for my great family and wonderful friends who've "got my back". And I'm curious. How did you meet your significant other?