Thursday, January 14, 2010
Adam Sandler's a Light Weight
50 First Dates! Ha! Small potatoes! :)
Last night, I went on a (mostly) blind date with a girl who was, assuming my records are accurate, the 100th girl that I've been out with. I don't bring this up to brag. In fact, you'd think that after 100 different girls I would have either a) found someone by now, or b) given up. :) There's a demotivator poster that says "Quitters Never Win, Winners Never Quit, but those who Never Win and Never Quit are Idiots". Clearly I fall into the last category. :) But somehow I have managed to keep enjoying dating and meeting girls that I am sufficiently interested in to keep taking out on dates.
An old roommate once said that he'd heard from a bishop that a good goal was to date 100 different girls before you get married because then you'd have a good idea of what you like and what you don't like. I thought that was an interesting (and astronomically high) goal to have, so it's never been a goal of mine to reach 100, but it is what inspired me to think back on how many girls I'd been out with up to that point (that's where any likely inaccuracy in my records would stem from) and start keeping track going forward.
Lastly, before I sign off, I just want to emphasize that I am not in dating for the numbers. That while there are 100 girls I can count that I've been on dates with, not once have I asked someone out just for the statistical glory of it. My keeping track of it is really just a form of journal keeping and self-evaluation. Just wanted to make that clear.