I have recently met someone! I know….shock…wtf…..how could this happen??? lol
I have only just met this man, very early days, on Tinder. I swiped right because I recognised the photo of the kitchen in the pic! Weird I know, I could hardly even see him, but I knew that kitchen! I really love design, and this kitchen was part of an amazing house that was featured on a TV show 8 years ago, and I recognised it! The strange thing is, that I remembered thinking that he seemed to be such a really nice guy, but that’s TV! So he obviously swiped right also, and my first couple of questions was, “Is that your house in the pic” “Were you on TV?”…..and the answers were Yes and Yes! I already felt like I knew him! Funny how TV can do that…..you get so in trenched into a show that you feel they are a part of you, that you understand and know them, but of course we don’t!
We had been speaking via txt and on the phone for around a week, I know, I broke my rule of meeting within 3 days, however he had to go interstate for work for a few days and we made arrangements to meet the day he landed back home.
Over the course of conversation I learnt that he is a very eco, organic, earthy type guy. I really admire that he builds his life around sustainability, a reduced carbon footprint, recycled materials, being vegetarian and living a clean life. We really all should do this. This is a way of life for him, and even part of his business, just speaking to him, calms me. He is quiet Zen, yet has had some trouble in business, and has sworn like a trooper to me and I loved hearing that! Made me feel he isn’t living in a bubble and he can be accessible!
Then here am I , very fast paced, materialistic, high maintenance, but support myself, like to get a regular manicure, pedicure, eyelash extensions, botox and today I even got my eyebrows tattooed! Love fashion, having my hair coloured, buy nice makeup, I’m pretty much like most city chicks! Sure, I like to eat healthy, care about the environment, buy Australian made where possible, meditate and have done yoga, but I do love a big juicy steak from time to time! 🙂
So….can this city chick blend with an eco friendly, low dressing, organic, gorgeous guy from the country???
I don’t think you can find stronger opposites! lol 🙂
But then, we have similarities! We have awesome conversation, I love design which is a big part of him, we both love property, and the beauty of the land, both country & beach. Appreciate the architecture of the city landscape. We are both business focused, driven, share a love of peace, tranquillity, laughter, family and even though we are polar opposites, “get” each other and our personalities appear to just blend.
We did meet for a “coffee date”, and it was soooo easy! I felt like I knew him already, he was so easy to talk to and be with, to top it off, when we finished our coffee, the rain was pouring down and I suggested we both make a dash for our cars (parked next to each other), No he said, he insisted on going over to his car, getting an umbrella, bringing it over to me and walking me to my car so I didn’t get wet!!! 🙂 🙂 Is this guy a keeper or what?? What a gentleman!
We have continued to talk since our first meeting, and will meet again soon, albeit I have to travel for work, he has things going on, so getting together is, and will be difficult for us. He travels interstate and also overseas for work, and I travel interstate, so -coordinating will be a task in itself.
I can rough it with the best of them, be earthy and organic, but I can’t give up my materialistic pleasures, ( I don’t think), he of course isn’t asking me too, however I do like to look further into the future, (maybe I over think things and that is my problem).
My question is…..Can the physical connection, the meeting of the minds and awesome conversation, out way the obvious differences of how we live our lives?
Can there be a compromise, that I rough it when I visit him and he poise it up a bit when in the city? Is it necessary? Trying to be someone we are not? Or can opposites really attract, and we accept each other the way we are, and just go with the flow…. no expectations, no pigeon holing, no society expectations on labelling and see where this road will take us???
I may not hear from him again……..it may be weeks before we see each other…….who knows, but I like this guy, that warm fuzzy feeling is around when we speak, and I would like to see what happens from here………stay tuned, I may start putting dreadlocks in my hair, dressing in rainbow coloured pants and stop shaving the hairs under my arms!! hahaha
Happy dating! 🙂