I was a little surprised as I listened to Paul recount his last date with 32 year old Catherine. They had been seeing each other for a few weeks and date # 2 is when things got a little awkward. Paul said that Catherine turned a romantic evening into a “couch session” and talked about a lot of uncomfortable topics.
Things went from bad to worse when she started to cry. Paul is a nice guy so he tried to be a good listener and offer some solace. I don’t think she needs a date, she should hire a therapist instead!
I am not sure if this is common with women lately but a lot of people are probably better off taking a break from dating. There are a lot of single people walking around heart broken and wounded. If you don’t take the time to address your issues, you could end up scaring someone off.
Have you ever met someone who was a little too needy, too soon? What would you do if you were seeing someone and they unloaded some truly heavy emotional stuff?
I think it would be nice to have a person listen to you vent and express your feelings, but do you really want that to happen in the first few weeks of dating? Isn’t that supposed to be the fun part when you are just starting out and are excited to spend time with one another?
P.S. The only tears that should be shed on a second date should be from laughter!
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