"I have a date tonight!" exclaimed Jenn as she hung up the phone.
asked Melissa as she looked up from her computer. "Since when do you
actually say yes when guys ask you out? And since when does any guy live
up to your expectations?"
"Since I've decided to lower my standards a
bit, " grimaced Jenn. Melissa looked across the room at her in that way
she had of being skeptical and all-knowing at the same time. "OK! Ok,
so I'm bored and lonely and don't want to spend Friday night by myself
"And what is wrong with having a girls movie night at my
place?" Alex piped up. "I was thinking we could do The Devil Wears
"We haven't done movie night in over two months. One of you
two always has a date, and I'm the one at home with my own bowl of
popcorn and a book. Besides I watched that one last week."
watch it again, tomorrow night. You go on your date and we'll do movie
night at Alex's place tomorrow. We can make a day of it and go
shopping." Melissa was the sensible one. "But for now, you have to tell
us how you met this guy. What's he look like? What's his name, what does
he do? What's his social security number?"
"Har, har, har. Very
funny," Jenn replied. "He's 5'11, kinda cute. He's an accountant and his
name is John." She listed his traits off like some kind of grocery
"Sounds like a real winner," Alex commented sarcastically. "You don't sound like you're that into him, why are you bothering?"
"Because it's been an ice age since I went out on a date and I'm out of practice. OK? What is this the Inquisition?"
OK, just one last question, and really, I already asked it, you just
didn't answer it before: where did you meet him?" Melissa prodded.
Jenn muttered an answer that was garbled through a cough.
"Wait, what was that? I didn't hear that!!" Alex asked.
"Did you just say Online??" Melissa exclaimed, incredulously.
Jenn hung her head, partially in embarassment and because she was busy turning bright red.
honey!" Melissa said, turning sensitive as she noticed the other
woman's discomfort. "We will fully support you in finding Mr. Right, or
Mr. Right now. And I'm proud of you for joining whatever website to find
a guy. It may take some duds before you find one that's worth anything,
but it'll be worth it in the end, right?"
"Yeah, totally. My cousin
in Ohio met her husband through one of those dating sites. She said you
don't meet the most attractive guys through those, but they're usually
pretty nice." Alex was clearly trying to make her feel better, and Jenn
wasn't as embarassed now that she know the other women actually
supported her decision. She knew she would get some good-natured teasing
about it, but they would support her through the experience.
Question of the Day: So what do you think?