Oh the Single Life…
After a long weekend in Denver, I’m on the airplane writing this post and just laughing to myself. This isn’t a typical post. There will be no workouts or recipes, but more of a personal piece that takes a glimpse into my “Single Life”. I encountered some pretty comical and weird scenarios this weekend and knew I had to write about it. Most of my friends in Denver are newlyweds, married with kids, or in serious relationships, so they are always asking about the dating scene and if I’d be okay with being set up with someone. When I start to talk about some of the dates that I’ve been on, both good and bad, they laugh, give me some advice, are very supportive, but also cannot believe some of the things that I have dealt with. So it was absolutely hilarious this weekend, when my friends got a glimpse of what I deal with as a single woman…
When I left Denver almost two years ago, I had ended a serious 5-year relationship. I knew that it was time to take a break from dating and work on me! Best advice I’ve ever given myself. Being single can be hard at some points, but at this stage in my life, I am putting so much energy and passion into my business, that sometimes I just don’t have the time to give to someone else. Selfish, yes, but if I want She Rocks Fitness to be a success, it’s a sacrifice I will have to make. I do go out on dates, have fun, meet new people, and keep an open mind, but sometimes it’s hard, when you deal with a lot of cheese balls, corny pick up lines, and weird behavior.
On Thursday night, Jocelyn, Elizabeth, and myself went out for a nice dinner after my photo shoot. We drank delicious wine, ate lots of yummy food, and did a lot of catching up. Both Elizabeth and Jocelyn are married with kids and were very close friends of mine when I lived in Denver. Of course dating was a topic of conversation. Jocelyn and Elizabeth both were laughing at my stories and totally thought I was exaggerating a little bit with some of the situations I’ve encountered…UNTIL we went upstairs to have one more glass of wine. HA! As soon as we walked up to the upstairs bar, we were swarmed by a group of businessmen. The first thing that came out of their mouths: “So we all work for Dairy Queen. What’s your favorite Blizzard?” SERIOUSLY??? I was dying. Jocelyn didn’t talk for about 5 minutes, because she couldn’t believe this was happening. It was so beyond cheesy and such a blatant lie. That’s really going to be your pick up line? It was even better when they asked me what I do. As soon as I said Personal Trainer, they admitted they didn’t work for Dairy Queen and then wanted fitness and nutritional advice. Too late boys….HA!
My last night in Denver Jocelyn, her husband and I went to her friend’s charity event. It was a great event that was held in a garage with bluegrass music, BBQ, silent and live auction, and lots of cowboy boots. Most of the people at this event were married, but there were a very few single men. After the live auction was complete, the party was starting to wrap up. I was sitting at one of the tables and a young man came up to me and said, “I really wanted to win those Neil Diamond tickets, because you were going to be my date!” Phew a much better way to start a conversation! Good looking, funny, athletic, and also an east coaster. So far the only negative about him was that he was a Red Sox fan. We talked; Jocelyn approved; and I was pretty excited about this. But then it just got weird and fast. I asked him what his plans were after the party and he said to me “Well I’d really like to take you upstairs and have a nice conversation with you and a cocktail!” That would have been great if we weren’t in a warehouse in the middle of nowhere and I’d be there by myself. Seriously? Can we say sketchy and not safe! I suggested we go to a bar in the Cherry Creek area, which was close to Jocelyn’s home. He was very against this and then asked me how he was supposed to get home from the bar. I don’t know, CALL A CAB! I looked at him and told him that I had to get up early for my flight and was just going to head home. Again, Jocelyn was watching this all happen and couldn’t believe it. Both our friends and their husbands were like what the heck. Another one bites the dust!
This post may have bored you, but I just had to share, because I found it comical and I am always curious to hear if other people have had similar encounters. I know that a lot of people have mixed feelings about “Sex and the City”, but now being in my 30’s and watching old episodes, there are so many dating scenarios that I have experienced, it’s become ridiculously funny to me. I’d love to hear some of yours, so please feel free to share.
It was a great weekend. The photo shoot was AMAZING and I’m so glad that I was able to see some of my closest friends. High-Fives to a new week, a very busy schedule, and lots of new posts! Have a great day and see y’all soon!