OVER COCKTAILS

Well here I am with an over cocktails post, whaattt? Is it true, am I back to these?  Who honestly knows – things are either crazy busy or super slow – SERIOUSLY, Why is there never a happy medium?

Regardless, I have quite a few things to say, so bear with me!

Always fun to start with the dating shenanigans.  I deleted my online dating app, I’m not saying I won’t go back to it, but it is SERIOUSLY exhausting and I had a bad interaction with someone that made me realize it was time to focus on other things – like meeting friends (although I was using app to try to meet friends, but I’ll go to that in a bit) I went out on a few dates last week and I’m not going to lie: It’s fun to try new places, get to know new people, and keep my social calendar full.  BUT the constant disappointment is a bit frustrating.

PSA FOR THE DAY!!!

With that being said, a while back I noticed that you could Google my phone number and find out all sorts of information.  My first, middle and last name; address; previous addresses; people who have shared the address with me; family members; political party, salary and net worth (which is embarrassingly incorrect), etc. I cannot figure out how to remove the information from the internet other than opting out from a few sites, but main info is still there, FRONT AND CENTER when Googled. I find it to be absolutely MIND-BLOWING that this is legal and even considered changing my phone number. Until I realized I could set up a fake phone number using Google Voice – FOR FREE!! This is life changing – not just for dating reasons, but for any other reason you have to give out your phone number to complete strangers:  work, Craigslist, etc.

So – back to the meeting friends:  I tried the dating app to meet friends, and there were a couple girls I wanted to catch up with. One seemed super cool, she was married and new to town.  We had plans to go out one evening and she canceled on me, which is fine, but ball was in her court to reschedule and I never heard from her.  Her loss.  Next girl seemed like she had too much drama for my taste:  initial conversation she told me that she was talking to three different guys (I can’t even find ONE I want to talk to) and then she was traveling and next thing you know, she comes back from vacation and she’s “rekindling” things with her ex.  I’m happy for her and blah, blah, blah (all that stuff I’m supposed to say) but in reality, why is she telling a complete stranger this stuff – shouldn’t it be more of an “I like to do this and that” convo vs. “boys, boys, boys?” Am I just mean? I can’t decide, regardless – she said we should meet for coffee and next thing you know my app was deleted!  WHOOPS!!

But I didn’t really need it, I went to a girls night last night!! My lovely friend Ashley recommended I try a group called Richmond Ladies of Lager – these are beer lovers who go to all sorts of restaurants and breweries around town!  So I did it, I got out of my comfort zone and walked up to a group of five strangers and said “Hi, I’m Elizabeth” and they made me feel very welcome and I enjoyed the time I spent with them and I’m looking forward to the next event – which happens weekly!!!

Can’t leave a post without some pictures.  Not a lot over the last few weeks, but here’s some!!

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