If the need ever arises, I will return with lightening speed.
My relationship with Thomas began with a seemingly innocuous email he sent to my roommate.“What’s your friend’s story? She forwarded his email to me, adding, “What do you want your story to be? I had been married briefly and left the marriage feeling skittish but hopeful that someday I’d find someone who suited me better.
I dated but wasn’t drawn to anyone enough to go out a second time. After a quick trip to the gym, I looked forward to hunkering down in my apartment with some good dinner and bad TV.
When Thomas’s email pinged into my inbox, I felt a surge of excitement for the first time in a long time. Earlier in the day, my roommate had invited me to join her and some friends that evening at a bar.
We talked and laughed for an hour, and then he asked me out to lunch the next week. I figured our lunch would lead to another date, perhaps one that took place on a weekend and involved dinner. We wound up texting for most of the evening, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why doesn’t one of us just pick up the phone and call? I kept asking myself why I put up with such a 2-D relationship, but still held out hope that the constant texting would lead to something else.
”During the week, as our text volleys continued in that conversational way, I kept expecting that he would ask me out again, but not once did he mention another date. I also worried I would miss him because I’d gotten used to at least having a virtual boyfriend rather than no boyfriend at all.
This is hands down the best pen pal site I've been to.
There's something about the format that is ideal for fostering a different experience here than on other sites, whether they be dating sites or pen pal sites or whatever.
Best of luck to you.”I took another deep breath before hitting send and reveling in the satisfaction that pulsed through my veins.
But as I sipped my drink and watched him banter with most of the women at the bar, I quickly discarded the idea.
I was surprised when his email arrived the next day. ”Even though I was happy to hear from him, texting wasn’t something I used conversationally.
45 years ago I had them but I had forgotten about the whole things.
The social networking apps that are really fronts for dating apps are a poor substitute for PPW.