72. May 2012: Brice, Who Was Very Nice

How did you meet? online

Name: Brice 

Height: 6'0

Age: 34

Occupation: Bartender

Good quotes from date:

"I don't need less money. I don't need more money." 

"I don't have any angst."

Why is he still single? He got out of a 7-year relationship within the past year

Did he pay for the date?  He treated me on the first date and we split the second one

Did he contact you after the date? Yes, he asked for a third date

How many dates did you go on? 2

Would you recommend to a friend?


I didn't love Brice's photos but I really liked what he said in his profile. My instincts were right. He is a great, genuine, really awesome person - who I'm not attracted to. And so goes the story of this blog.

After two dates I knew I wasn't into him but considered going on a third just to see if I was wrong. I know better. My gut is not wrong, I only wish it were sometimes. Not wanting to lead him on or ignore him I typed my form-letter rejection text with a heavy heart. 

We didn't have much in common intellectually. For our second date we went bowling and me being a person who likes a little healthy competition I suggested that winner buys dinner. He laughed and told me he isn't so competitive and how about, instead, we combine our scores to see if we can beat 200! Where's the fun in that?

Also, did I mention he's never left the country? Not once? Not even Mexico?

Writing that may make me seem like a judgmental snob...and you're entitled to your opinion. But this dating experiment has taught me one important thing: What I want. I want a man who has an inner drive that pushes him to see more, to do more, to explore life in new ways. A man who seeks out adventure.

Whether this means traveling to other countries, pursuing new career opportunities or hobbies, or challenging me to bar trivia, doesn't really matter as long as he has that inner motivation - because I have it, and it is what guides me through life.