"There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I have recently been sharing the most negative things about being single in my 50's. Well to tell the truth, occasionally I have fun!
I have recently met a very nice man on, yes you guessed it, an internet dating website (not e-harmony). After some careful conversation via anonymous e-mail, we met for coffee one Saturday evening. It went very well. While I was not overcome with attraction, no love at first sight thing here, I was interested.
When he e-mailed me to invite me to the Allerton Barn Music Festival, I was happy to accept the invitation. It turned out to be a wonderful evening. Then he invited me to a cemetery walk with actors portraying the local town founders, Behind the Tombstones. It was a beautiful day, we stopped at a vineyard for a wine slush (who knew that would be so tasty) and some pleasant conversation by a pond that was bordered by cattails. Then after the cemetery a delicious dinner at the Beef House.
On the drive home, he invited me to a movie the next day. Now this is more than I am used to when I first date someone, I mean he seems to like the very same things that I do!
It was a fun evening again. Then I invited him to meet me in Urbana and head over to the Krannert Art Museum. Well we spent two hours there! How has this happened that I have met a man who enjoys art?
Next up is a Civil War re-enactment, the battle of Chicamagua. I am really looking forward to it.
I am not getting my hopes up for anything long term, I am just enjoying spending time with and intelligent, thoughtful, fun guy, do things I like to do. I almost feel as if I am in a dream.
Still looking for love, or someone who wants a long lasting relationship, but I am having a great time right now. Who knows when it will happen?