Last weekend I went on a date.
I'll give you a minute to let that sink in.
This date....was a blind date. And it was awful. Thus resulting in this rant.
Let me tell you a bit about this date. Let's call him B. B and I supposedly have a lot in common; career choice, love of baseball, witty humor. However, I only know this because our mutual matchmaking friend informed me that the date wouldn't be a disaster and we would get along great. I was prepared to answer all the basic blind-date get to know you questions upon meeting B. Where are you from? What's your favorite food? What do you like to do in your free time? etc. etc. etc. However, I never got a chance because B didn't ask me one.single.question. And the questions I asked him, he answered pleasantly with one, or if I was lucky, two words. Therefore I know he likes running and well, that's just about it. When the joyous moment came for the misery to end, he showed me his love of running as he made a mad dash to get as far away from dating me as possible.
Here's the thing. I wasn't looking to marry B. I was simply looking to have a good time and get to know a supposedly interesting boy.
Upon a lot of reflection of this occasion, I determined my date was not only figuratively blind, but quite possibly actually blind. Blind to what I have to offer. Blind to what every girl he's ever met has to offer.
I'm afraid most people my age (between 20-30) are dating (or not dating) blindly. There are so many wonderful, interesting people out there for us to get to know. They are literally EVE.RY.WHERE. But, we don't see them because we are blind. Blinded by our cell phones, sharing useless photos on facebook, and tweet tweet tweeting.
All I want to do is sit down with a boy and get to know him and have him get to know me. I want someone to be interested in. I want someone to be interested in me. I want someone who takes the blinders off and sees me for who I am and for what I have to offer.
So, future suitors, OPEN YOUR EYES....