Every Wednesday in the blogging world, many bloggers participate in either Wordless Wednesday or Wordful Wednesday. It's very difficult for me to be "wordless."
I know, I know. A picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words. But I like to talk, and I like to 'splain things.
Today I'm doing more of a Wordful Wednesday than a Wordless Wednesay 'cause this picture needs some 'splaining.
Earlier this week, I mentioned both good and bad experiences with on-line dating. There were few details about those experiences, which spanned almost two decades, off and on.
One thing that always turned me off was the profile information that sounded trite or fake. Do you know how many men say they like holding hands while walking on the beach, or sitting in front of a fireplace with a special someone, or enjoying candlelight and romantic dinners? And most contend to be strong, handsome and athletic.
Those profiles are a dime a dozen.
Having grown up in a different time with far-different rules, I’ve always been hesitant to be the first to make contact with a potential date. It took a long time for me to overcome that hesitancy, but I finally did – sort of. I still proceeded with caution - if I ever made the first contact.
Not long ago, though, I came across a profile that was quite different. I wasn’t looking to date the guy but just wanted to let him know how refreshing his profile was.
There was one particular sentence that really caught my attention. This man said he liked to play golf but was only allowed on the golf course when they needed the earth moved around!!!
Here was a man with a sense of humor. This was someone who could laugh at himself. How refreshing!
And I told him so.
And then, he responded.
And now we’re getting married! Actually, not “now” but in a few weeks – on June 6th.
Did all of this happen rather quickly? Oh, yes, most definitely.
But, once you reach this age, it’s risky to put off anything you really want to do.
Besides, at our ages, we both know what we like and what we don't like, what we should expect and what we shouldn't, what to overlook and what not to overlook.
And this is why there’s a picture up above of Karl J. Duppstadt. I’ll be writing about him from time to time, including sharing more later this week.
So, now that you’ve been introduced to “Dupp,” come on back to find out more about him. The Duppster is a very special person, whether you need the earth moved around or not!
One thing is certain: he moves the earth under me.
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