I was talking to my old roommate about joining Tinder and possibly rummaging through Craigslist for potential dates and love interests. It was meant to be less serious and more 'just something to do' and 'see where it goes.'
Then he reminded me that I had already done the Craigslist thing, which didn't go so well.
AND HE WAS RIGHT! I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT TIME.
Here's what happened.
My roommate was getting married and since I was standing in the wedding, he wanted to know if I was bringing a plus-one or if I'd be kicking it with "Clara," a bridesmaid that he thought I'd get along well with.
I said, I was going to find a plus-one, not realizing what I was talking about because Clara was drop dead gorgeous!
Instead, I turned to Craigslist and posted that I was looking for a date to the wedding.
Shortly after I posted the ad, my inbox started getting emails. But not the kind I was expecting or hoping for.
I got lots of spam. Naked pictures of both men and women. (I shared the post under Strictly Platonic Men for Women).
Then I got a couple legit responses. So after we exchanged a couple emails, I took them both out for sushi (separately) to see who I clicked with.
The first date was a complete bust. We agreed to meet for sushi and I texted her when I was heading out. She replied, "Cool" or something like it. Once I got there, I text her again to let her know I had arrived.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT I NEVER HEARD FROM HER AGAIN?
I sat at the bar, alone, feeling like crap. So I called a friend and we had sushi together.
My second date was pleasant but had YIKES written all over this lady. She was pretty, nice, easy to talk to, friendly...almost too perfect, like she'd rehearsed this many many times.
As we finished our sushi and drinks she explained that she has four kids ranging from baby to teenager. Basically, she would be happy to be my plus-one at the wedding, as long as her kids could come too!
A month later, when the wedding actually happened, I DID NOT HAVE A PLUS-ONE. Instead, I hung out with Clara. We drank. We danced. We talked. We had a blast!
And that is my Craigslist confession. Anyone not surprised by my experience?! LOL
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