I am still looking for my Prince Charming, one frog at a time. My sweet friend, Lisa, gave me this little toad to keep me company until I find him. Toad kept her company until she found her sweet, handsome, sexy husband. She passed Toad on to me in hopes that he will bring me the same luck he brought her.
The last couple of weeks have been interesting. Well, the entire year has been interesting! But the newest participant in the Find Regina Mae a Beau sweepstakes has raised the bar.
I signed up for eHarmony. Again. The matches have been pouring in. Keeping up with them would be a full time job!
I spend most of my time deleting the completely inappropriate matches. Lives eight or more hours away? Delete. No picture? Delete. Old enough to be my daddy? Delete.
(Strangely, I never have to delete anyone who’s young enough to be my son. But eHarmony has no problem matching men to women who are young enough to be their daughters. File that under things that make you go hmmmmm.)
About a week and a half ago, I got a notice that someone sent me a message. I checked out his profile and he seemed cute, somewhat local, semi-age appropriate, and potentially interesting. On the last page of his profile, I found his phone number in code!
Nancy Drew has nothing on me. I cracked that code like the geeky girl I am, took a chance and sent him a text. Bingo! He said I’m the first girl to figure out his little code. (Finally, all those years of reading Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and Trixie Belden paid off!)
He’s texted me daily. He finally asked when we were going to meet in person the day my friend came to visit from Colorado.
I assured him I’d love to meet him in person after she leaves town.
He texted again Saturday morning while I was at brunch.
Wait. Wait. What?
We haven’t even met in person and he’s already inviting me to St. Thomas?
Tempting as that is, because nobody loves a sandy beach more than this girl, why would any man think I’d say yes to an invitation to leave the country and share a hotel room with a man I’ve never met in person? Haven’t even spoken to on the phone??
And how much fun would I be responsible for? I mean, seriously now, I am the Queen of Fun. But, eHarmony Dude doesn’t know that! We haven’t even met yet!!
It’s a mad, mad world! Do women really agree to go on trips out of the country with men they don’t even know?
Could he really not wait until we’d at least met in person before asking me to go to St. Thomas?
Looks like Toad will be keeping me company a little longer.