Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.

Doing things  as a couple  should  certainly  be a fun thing, but it doesn’t have to be the only avenue for enjoying yourself. Doing things in a group can be fun, too, but what if you don’t have a group or the group pairs off or your group just doesn’t share all of your interests?

Attract Him Back

Do you  forgo  new  experiences  simply  because  you have no one  to share them with or your someone isn’t interested in the same pastime? Does that make you a dull person?

One of my co-workers complains that she really wants to see a particular new movie, but she hasn’t had a date in months and she can’t get a group together to go with her. Me,  I  don’t  understand.  She  won’t  go  to  a  movie  all alone. I can go alone, with my girls, or with a friend or a group of friends. That’s a habit I got into when I was half of a couple but my other half disliked my kind of movies and I got tired of missing them.

It’s odd sometimes, sitting in a movie theater, alone, excited about the movie I’ve so been looking forward to. Couples come in, families come in, groups come in. Seldom a solo, though.

One of my favorite things to do when I don’t have other  plans  for  a  weekend  night—and  occasionally  a week  night—is  go  out  to  dinner  and  a  movie  alone. There’s a little restaurant with tasty Italian food next door to my favorite  theater…literally  a 50 foot walk or less. Since I won’t drink and drive, it’s perfect for a glass of Chianti with dinner and then a stroll over to the theatre. I don’t do it often because I’m frequently working, but I do know how to have fun alone and enjoy my  own company.

I wonder if this is what’s meant by the term, “I’m dating myself.”


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