Hey Megan and Keiland,
I hope your summer is going well. Sorry I missed your call earlier today. You must be a mind-reader because I had planned to call you tonight.
Yes, Barb and I have been on 3 “in-person” dates now and have spoken on several other occasions. I’m still really enjoying getting to know her and would like to put my membership on hold for at least a month. I’ll be out of the country from tomorrow through Aug. 6th and would like a couple weeks after I return to meet-up w/her again.
As you and I discussed last time, I’m glad I requested a match with a woman who is also a Mom; that’s working out well! She has a heart of gold, is funny, has a ton of integrity and we can seemingly talk for hours. She enjoys the outdoors, is athletic and is a good listener. Obviously there are differences but so far those are not scaring me away or something I see as non-negotiable in a relationship. Still lots to learn about her, though.
As far as my experience with the matchmaking department and you – I’ve had a really positive experience so far. You’ve been responsive and easy to get a hold of. I certainly feel like you’re ready to help and you always ask how you can do better in terms of finding a next match for me. I appreciate that about you. Also, the evening hours you hold are a big help for those of us who work during the day. When I’ve let you know that I’m ready for a new match, you’ve gotten back to me within 2 or 3 days tops. I’m very confident that you will be able to provide other quality matches if or when that time comes.
I was disappointed with Molly as a match as we are 2 very different people and it was a bit surprising that you connected us. I tried to make it clear in my profile that someone with some interest in spirituality was important to me and she clearly had zero interest in that. My other bit of constructive criticism is that the 4 women I’ve been with knew very little about me ahead of time – or at least that’s what they conveyed. I clearly had more details about who they are. It seems each person should enter that 1st date having similar levels of knowledge about the other.
Other than that, thanks again for the follow-up. I will make a point to hook-up with Barb in mid-August and let you know if I’m ready to re-engage.