And while it may not be very exciting or juicy, the curtain has come down on the short lived summer fling.
To recap, an acquaintance tried to fix me up with a dental hygienist earlier this summer.
‘Carla’ (not her real name) had fallen on hard times. Her hours had been cut at the dental office and she was still supporting her kid.
So to supplement her now meager income she apparently was “seeing a few male friends.”
Translation, a date for dinner and then maybe a special later date which would include a gratuity—making those friends, including possibly me, into sugar daddies.
Well, I did set up a date for drinks with Carla which led to dinner.
And we seemed to hit it off. Matter of fact we talked several times on the phone after that and even had a second date. Carla then suggested that an after date wasn’t necessary and that we could just stay friends the regular way—no commercial strings attached.
What would I do?
Not that I’m criticizing her extra curricular dating practices, but regular dates with Carla would’ve made what had come naturally seem a little awkward.
Say we were spending intimate time together, should I then leave a tip after the encounter? And should that amount equal her expected commercial date gratuity?
Nope, I just couldn’t deal with it.
Did I do the right thing? Will I be kicking myself on the fast approaching cold nights?
Who knows, but that Carla adventure probably would’ve been too much to handle for this guy.
So Carla, it’s been great. Have a good life and I hope it all works out for you.