I joined a dating site and I met a girl. Technically we have not met yet, but we are emailing, texting and talking on the phone. We were supposed to go on our first date today, but we postponed it because she just got a new $6.3 million contract to work in Paris, France for 6 to 8 weeks, which the client threatened to cancel if she doesn’t get started in the next 72 hours. They accepted her proposal in NYC the other day and they need her over there for inspection for the first stage of the job, which should last 2 weeks and then she wants to fly back to be with me. She said that she would like me to go back with her for the last stage of the job, but even though I have never been to France, or the city of love, I am declining her offer, due to all the warnings out there of how bad the Delta variant of Covid is. I feel that it is better to be safe, then being on a ventilator or ending up dead.
I met several girls on this dating site and after a few conversations with them, I realized that none of them were right for me. It is odd how I met this woman as she was not on this dating site, but her cousin is and it was her cousin that contacted me. I figured this was going to be nothing but trouble, as several other girls contacted me this way, one using her mother’s profile and another using her sister’s profile and neither of them ended up being suitable for me. Her cousin gave me this woman’s email address and told me that I would not regret contacting her. I wrote to her not expecting anything and I found out that she is 11 years younger than I am and she has been a widow for the last 5 years. She lives 47 miles away from me and it would take me almost an hour to get to her by car, which was far from being ideal. She sent me her pictures and she is very pretty. She works as a Structural Engineer on building and road construction projects, so we have a lot in common both being engineers. She has a daughter that studies Medicine and Surgery at Queensland University in Australia.
We have been communicating every day and I have developed feelings for her, but I don’t know her well enough to be in love with her yet. I don’t want to lose her for not taking a chance to be with her, but the timing isn’t right, and that means everything to a relationship. I see her as a great opportunity for me, somebody that I would be very happy sharing the rest of my life with. She would be like an escape from my current life, which I am satisfied with, but having her in my life, would make it much more meaningful. She is a delightful woman, but I wonder if we are moving too fast and saying things that we should save for when we know each other better. There is no formula for saying I love you to another person and whenever you feel love, you should express it, but even though I feel that I could be ready to love her, I can’t fall in love with a person that I have not met.
One of the first questions that I asked her was if she had gotten the Covid vaccine yet, and she answered no and I told her that we could never be together till she gets it. She did get the vaccine this past week, which made me happy, but she claims to be a Republican and I am certain that is not ideal for us, although I haven’t mentioned Trump yet and that could be a whole new can of worms. It seems like almost everyone here in Florida is a Republican and we have a Republican Governor being Ron DeSantis and two Republican Senators, those being Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, so if you live here in Florida you have to get used to being around Republicans. Florida is going the wrong way under Republican leadership as on Thursday we had 17, 589 new cases of Covid and DeSantis seems to have something against people wearing masks.
The other day I told her that I was going to take a dip in my pool and she told me to send her a picture of the pool. Since I had my phone in camera mode, I took this picture of me in my bathing suit for her to look at. I know that it came out awful, not just because it is a bit out of focus, but mostly because I am in it and I probably should not have sent it to her. I am thinking that this woman is a real keeper, as who in their right mind would want to date a man that looks like me. I guess love must really be blind, as in the name of everything that is holy, I wonder why anyone would ever want to date a guy who looks like me. Her daughter is going to France to stay with her while she is in Paris and I am happy that she will not be there all alone. I told her that I would be patiently waiting here for her when she gets back home. You may think this is funny, but I feel that I am better looking when I am wearing my mask.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is to discuss the first word that comes to your mind from the last photo that you took.