I’m still processing everything that happened in Hawaii. I will probably have a full write up next week. But the short version – Had an amazing time. Met cool people. Got hit on twice (guys love the move “take my number and let me know if you need advice on where to go”). Had one vacation fling, totally not on purpose.
On the way home on one of the flights I watched How to Be Single. Which I liked, and made me want to move to New York. But – the scene that stuck out the most to me? The one where the new couple is in the train station.
I’m sure a lot of people relate to this. There are definitely two camps of people online dating. Those looking to meet all the people, have fun, probably just for short term dating/hookups, and maybe see what develops… While the other type is actively looking for the one, with a strict screening process and therefore more invested when actually starting to date a person.
And in other news – Happy Birthday to me. Last year I was a mess. A crying, sad, emotional mess on my birthday. It was probably the last time I really cried. You know, more than the stray tear at the end of a Subaru commercial. As you might gather, I don’t cry much. So last year, the first as a single person, and basically the anniversary of my ex with his new girlfriend, was rough. I was dwelling on the I’m going to die sad and alone. This year, Hawaii helped soften the blow of single-dom and doing something I’ve wanted to do for so long allowed me to feel in control.