I did it! I asked someone out on a date. I was bold and outgoing. The quintessential, confident modern woman. Aren’t you proud of me?
Fine, I admit, I felt too conscious to do it face-to-face and used the next best option – a facebook message. Still don’t I deserve points for a lifetime first? Anyway, this is how it went:
That’s a lovely profile picture you’ve put up 🙂
Since our daughters have been getting along quite well for over two months, I though it would be nice to arrange a play date sometime.
Let me know if you are interested in meeting for coffee, to get to know each other better and work out the details.
Yes, I asked a potential girlfriend out on that first coffee date. Let me tell you, approaching a girl, is way tougher than inviting a boy out (no matter how hot or successful). Yes, I did have my little V’s help in this (Thank God for unwitting children). Thing is we have been talking at the school drop-off every morning. She even sent a text to let me know when we had an unexpected day off and added me on facebook. If that isn’t a clear indication of interest, I don’t know what is.
You see, I realize I’ve become something of a social recluse and decided to tackle this issue head-on. The first (and currently only) real forum was the school run. So wish me luck and I’ll keep you updated.
P.S. – Could I have done it differently or any better. Please be nice and constructive. I could use the tips (I’m actually depending on you all to steer me in the right direction), however, I am also emotionally fragile when it comes to friends. If you were xxx, would you have responded positively?
P.S.S. – I miss not having my girlfriends close by. This making friends thing is much tougher off the playground.