Shooting Online Dating

July 24th, 2018, summer has finally arrived in Seattle.

I think that my best online dating experience usually took place during the summer. People feel like going out, the weather allows you to plan a different kind of activities, and there are so many layers you can wear, which means that most of us decide to start a diet. I said “Decide” – I did not say Start.

Summer dates opened a new world of surprises and attractions for me. I wanted to go out, attend music festivals, farmers market, have a picnic by the lake, you name it. Just get out of the house and do things.

One of the Mikes suggested a visit to an outdoor Shooting Range.

The last time I touched a gun, was during my service in the IDF. I didn’t pay much attention to it, as I knew I’m not going to use it after the boot camp phase. And I did not.

This time, I was very serious and paid a lot of attention to the instructions – it was interesting.

Gunshot Mike brought five different guns/pistols you name it and was very proud to explain about each one of them and how to use it. I listened carefully and seriously. This was no joke.

I had to be quiet and hold still for a few minutes to get myself to the right mindset and… shoot.

IT WAS GREAT! I was so good that even Gunshot Mike did not believe that I did not touch a rifle for more than 30 years. It was a fun date, and I learned something new – I like shooting. I like this “alone” time which you need to concentrate and clear your mind from everything but one thing: aim to the target and shoot when you are ready.

The same works for online dating – you aim at what you want, and you shoot. Your online profile is your magic bullet, and the fun thing is that you can adjust and modify it whenever you feel the need to do so.

Which brings me to the next question – what’s your favorite activity, when you go on a first date?

 

Cheers,

Renata

2015 – 4th of July – I have two dates planned.

2015 – 4th of July – I have two dates planned.
Mike #79’s schedule has changed, and I’m about to meet Mike #80 first.

2018 – 4th of July – Mike #80 is my husband. We got married a year and a half ago. We say “I love you,” every night before we go to sleep, and when sometimes I don’t Mike #80 is not upset. He knows I’m crazy… and then Mike #80 will tell a joke, and I will hold his hand close to my heart, and promise him that it is ok, some people somewhere think it is funny. I know, I’m cruel.

But this is really what being together is all about – right?
We all have our “Shticks” in life – and the question is: Do you want/can live with mine? And me with yours?

When starting to date, some of these Shticks are hiding, but they cannot hide for long. It is not about me wanting to change you – but about you want to change – and vice versa.

My biggest decision is to take a deep breath, and not say a word for five whole minutes, just let the storm clear.

4th of July became our Online Dating anniversary. Very cool, I think 😊 hard to forget.

Any special 4th of July stories on your side?

Until next time – Cheers,

Renata