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Best date of the year

If I had to name my favorite date of 2011, it would have to be the night a guy cooked dinner for me. It was a spontaneous – last minute dinner that someone made for me simply because I had a bad day. It was thoughtful, romantic, chivalrous all rolled up in one!

Whenever I have a bad date, I try to remember the good dates. This is what makes me not completely throw in the towel. It’s those great connections we are lucky enough to experience that keeps us coming back until we meet The One …whatever that means!

What was your favorite date of 2011? What was your worst?

What do you consider the highlight of your love life this year? What happened that made you wish for a dating do over?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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MyThoughtsAreMyOwn

December 20th, 2011
6:06 am

I was alone in another country and was introduced to a friend of a friend. He was the kindest, most respectful gentleman I have ever met. The date was a great dinner and excellent conversation. Nothing more was asked or expected. I will forever remember that time. I returned to Georgia wondering what happened to the manners of men in the USA.

Randyt (there will always be another train)

December 20th, 2011
7:55 am

Have I had my best date of the year already?

Best so far was the first /second date with my most recent ex-ladyfriend. I have pushed the first and the second together because they both happened the same day. Met for a nice lunch at California Dreamin, after communicating for awhile by email (met on Match). Instant chemistry. Invited her to come up to my house for dinner and swim at my pool. Stayed until the next afternoon. Much fun, much sharing, much laughter. Good combination.

Dating do-over…couple of misfires that had a lot of potential. One in particular, great lady, awesome looking, great body. We had a great dinner at Carrabas, drove around in my then convertible to the Cheesecake Factory for wine and dessert. I think I may have had too much wine and maybe came on a little strong. Got moved to the “friendship zone”. Long shot to begin with but hey, “a man’s reach should always exceed his grasp”. It’s all good ;-)

Into the Light

December 20th, 2011
8:42 am

Morning, Randy! :)

Interesting question re: best and worst dates of the year. For me, both were with the same person.

disco

December 20th, 2011
8:44 am

best date of 2011? HA. I repeat – HA. okay, sorry to sound so negative. since there are still 11 days left in the year – who knows what can happen?

Into the Light

December 20th, 2011
8:47 am

I like the way you think, disco. The best is yet to come! :)

Alternative BM

December 20th, 2011
8:48 am

My best date was when a gauy took me to dinner at a small Italian hole in the wall in Decatur and then afterwards we saw the play Rent put on at Perimeter College theater. We then walked hand in hand home where we had some coffee, cream and sticky buns. Did I mention I like my coffee black?

Worst date was meeting a guy off craigslit at a Marta station and sharing some time in a bathroom.

disco

December 20th, 2011
8:51 am

ITL – you didn’t share any date details. were they that good AND that bad?

PYT from PAT

December 20th, 2011
8:57 am

I’m with disco. 11 days left, right? :-( I won’t lie, though. Sometimes I regret moving to this city. The dating scene is not what it used to be. *le sigh* here’s hoping for better in 2012 :)

The World Will End in 2012

December 20th, 2011
9:01 am

I suppose I will get a date this time next year. That’ll give me one day to commit. Here’s hoping.

Into the Light

December 20th, 2011
9:08 am

@disco: I didn’t elaborate because they were with the ex. That chapter is closed, and I am finally at the point where I am ready to move on to all the good things in store for me. :)

disco

December 20th, 2011
9:14 am

ITL – that’s cool. you see I went straight to the extreme. so good you didn’t want to share and so bad you just couldn’t share with anyone. I’ve had some of those – just not in 2011.

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:22 am

Good morning all,

Leggs if you’re out there, my co-workers surprised me with a Christmas stocking this morning. They had put some scrath-offs in there too and I won $8 Yay! lol

Dude

December 20th, 2011
9:26 am

Best date was my most recent ex, and I took her down to Georgia’s mini grand canyon, bc she wanted to go see it, we walked all over the trails and got a nice little cabin for just the 2 of us away from it all. We ate campfood off the fire and watched the sun go down sitting on a bench watching over the lake.

Hmmm....

December 20th, 2011
9:26 am

Alternative BM: What happened in the bathroom??

disco

December 20th, 2011
9:28 am

slim – kudos on your windfall. y’all actually had me go home last night and check the lottery website. I was reviewing past pick 3 drawing numbers in November/december. variations of 739 and 246 fell several times over the past couple of months.

dude – date sounds nice.

Randyt (there will always be another train)

December 20th, 2011
9:28 am

Hi ITL. I think the last football game I watched was the GA/LSU game. Talk about a tale of two halfs. The way GA came out of the starting gate, I thought you might stay with them even though I saw them time after time come out in the second half and just maul everyone. I don’t know how much can be said for momentum, but if your receivers could have caught a cold even, who knows. The problem is LSU is five deep at every position and just keeps coming at normal teams until they can’t handle the beatings any more. Happened all season long.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:28 am

Good morning.

Ummm, not many dates in 2011, but you best believe that’s gonna change in 2012 (hopefully…lol).

Had a really great date last week. Stimulating conversation, full body massage, brunch at Ray Breezes, drive around town just talking and laughing. It was a good day.

@ITL ~ girl, I still think you are crazy. :wink:

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:30 am

@SlimNu ~ :lol: That’s great. I don’t do scratch offs often but when I do and I win, I keep them in my wallet as my form of chump change.

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:31 am

disco – I’ll be putting this $8 on Decades of Dollars ;-)

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:33 am

Leggs – So on the date you mentioned, did you all go to a spa for the massages?

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 20th, 2011
9:36 am

I don’t remember any before last Friday. Leggs and I met again on Friday and she was looking heavenly. The man that gets her affection will have to come with strong attributes. Leggs is not shallow I’m saying strong because of her intelligence.

Freela3

December 20th, 2011
9:36 am

Best date: he cooked me dinner at his place, then went to a concert on one of those impossibly beautiful summer nights at Chastain. Concert was execellent, but I was distracted by him sitting next to me since we kept ‘accidentally’ brushing against each other. Sat in his car waiting for traffic to thin after the concert, anticipation building. Went to his place. Beautiful night. Sigh. Really really great date.

still dating all these months later. And the great dates keep happening. Sigh.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:37 am

Yes, we went to the spa…separate rooms. We both laughed when a man and a woman came to get us. He turned to me and said “I thought it too soon for us to be nekkid in the same room together.” I could only laugh.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:40 am

@BF ~ you know you are sick (lol)…I’ve obliterated everything in your mind except last Friday. Too funny. Thank you for the compliment. You had me cracking up sitting across from me shaking your head in wonderment and appreciation {{muah}}.

Dude

December 20th, 2011
9:42 am

So Leggs, BF, who is gonna be wearing the pants here lol

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:42 am

@Freela3 ~ awwww, that’s beautiful…

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 20th, 2011
9:42 am

My weekend started out bright and shined all the way through Monday. (Yep I’m smirking) of course not that anyone cares……..LOL

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:43 am

@Dude ~ HUSH. I wear skirts and dresses!

disco

December 20th, 2011
9:46 am

freela – that’s what’s up.

btw – for those who were involved in our thrift store discussion the other day. I’m wearing a denim blazer from chico’s that I got at goodwill. folks keep complimenting me on my $4 steal.

speaking of dates – anybody got any planning in the works for the next date?

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:46 am

Leggs – Awww, wasn’t that mighty thoughtful of him.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 20th, 2011
9:47 am

Dude:
I wear pants all the time. Leggs had on some mean jeans, everytime she got up to the restroom all us guys were attentive.

Freela3

December 20th, 2011
9:48 am

@Leggs
He is really something, I have fallen completely. Just thoughtful, kindhearted, pays attention, mad skillz…
and, my first white boy.

kimmie

December 20th, 2011
9:48 am

Morning All!!

Dude – That date sounds really nice!!

Best date of 2011 – The Sade concert!!

Highlight of my love life this year – Well, my June 4th wedding, of course!!

Didn’t make it to my favorite date spot of all time, Chastain park, but hopefully will catch some good concerts in the coming year!

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:49 am

BF partied all weekend. My bright smile and banging personality started him off right! :lol: :lol: :lol:

M. (pronouced M dot)

December 20th, 2011
9:49 am

Good day everyone.

The Good date this year was going out with someone and being really open and optimistic. We met for a Saturday morning brunch. It was great meeting and it was good conversation and laughs. We went out a few more times but things kind of went sour but staying optimistic. I think regarding the do over, I probably should have pursued a little harder but not been overly aggressive.

The Bad was a first date in which we were going to meet up for a drink and she brought her friend along. The kicker was it was my dates birthday so what does she do? Have 1 martini, 5 mimosas and wanted to start doing shots. She got trashed on the first date! Needless to say, there was no second date.

I think my highlight of this year is learning that its ok when things don’t work out and its ok to cut someone off if its not working.

DreamsMaterialize

December 20th, 2011
9:51 am

Morning
Really no best/worst dates to speak of. Recently came out of a 2 year custody dispute so my dating was sort of uneventful. 2012 is looking good though.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:53 am

@disco ~ I’m going to the thrift store tomorrow. Last Wednesday of every month everything is half priced. I’ve gotten some nice pieces from there (even name brands). BF smiled at the blouse I had on Friday. No one could have guessed I only paid $1.25 for it.

@Freela3 ~ you go girl….those 4 attributes are a must!

disco

December 20th, 2011
9:55 am

MDot – re the tagalong. I invited a chick who was out of my main circle to join me and another friend for dinner/drinks. she had been doing the whine thing about not getting out much, blah blah blah. well when she got to the spot this chick had brought both her husband and her toddler. talk about awkward. her hubby was cool and all but he did disrupt the flow of conversation. I was thinking to myself – this is why you don’t get invites.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
9:56 am

@SlimNu ~ you’re slipping. Was waiting for you to ask if I took the man or woman to give me a massage. I went with the man (lol).

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:57 am

As far as good dates, I really enjoyed going to the Atlanta Symphony & cirque du soleil concert event earlier this year. I was feeling all sophisticated and stuff even though I was sippin on a HUGE beer during the concert :lol: But more importantly I was happy that he had a good time as well.

czBrat

December 20th, 2011
9:57 am

HiYas!

enjoying the great reads as fellow bloggers reminisce and look ahead. perhaps i’ll share a thought or two, but for now …. catching up.

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
9:59 am

Leggs – Actually when I read that I asked myself that but I ASSumed you took the man and he took the woman. I’m sure if he felt it was too early to be nekkid in the same room that he’d be REALLY uncomfortable with a man rubbing all over he booooooody. lol Good choice though chica ;-)

SlimNu

December 20th, 2011
10:01 am

Leggs – Was the guy at least some good Eye candy? :oops:

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
10:02 am

@BF ~ awwww, I had all the guys’ attention. Ummm, doubt it, but nice compliment.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 20th, 2011
10:06 am

That blouse you had on, never would have guessed that’s all you paid for it. You were rocking with it too.

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
10:06 am

Yes, not necessarily! Lying there I kept thinking about a dude I used to date who had massages down pat. He told me one of the keys to a really good massage is never let one of your hands leave the body. The touch of the hand kneading is important and should remain constant. This guy kept reaching for lotions. Yeah, I’m lying there remembering that….but he knocked out some kinks in my shoulders (lol).

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
10:08 am

Figured you thought it, SlimNu!

Patricia B. Stultz

December 20th, 2011
10:08 am

Spending all day in a beautiful park in Marietta Square with a gentleman I went to high school with and reconnected with through Facebook. Found out he was and is now a professional “Santa”. It was April and all the children had looks on their faces like McCauley Caulkin, the Adults too and he was SO kind to me and the pets.. I have lots! We are now in a relationship (8 months) and it looks like forever (for me at least). It was the start of a Wonderful new Life for me!(after a long, lonely one).

Leggs

December 20th, 2011
10:10 am

Meant no, not really eye candy.

Dude

December 20th, 2011
10:11 am

sry guys, just playin