So things with OKC are quieting down a lot. And that's fine, as I'm losing interest.
Last weekend's date in Toronto went well enough I suppose, only I got trapped in a loud restaurant and across a wide table and deaf ol' me couldn't hear jack shit, so I was falling back on my usual tricks of just agreeing a lot and sounding interested. It wasn't until we went to a quieter bar later that I actually got to engage in conversation.
I didn't ask for a second date, and neither did she.
But it all re-emphasized the idea that dating someone in Toronto is a huge pain in the ass. Getting there at the best of times takes a while, but when the subway is closed (which it seems to always be whenever I need it, on weekends), then it's a mega-pain. Two and a quart hours from start to meetup, which is crazy. And I was still late. Left at five, and still late for seven. Good lord.
And then getting back at 12:30, and still being totally wound from the drive, and not actually being sleepy until two in the morning.
So, I'm not even looking at Toronto anymore, which is the bulk of opportunities out there.
As for Hamilton, there's jack shit. Well, that's not true -- there's jack shit for me. TONS of single moms of all ages, and -- that's not for me. I barely know what I'm doing when it comes to dating -- hell, even basic life maintenance -- and bringing kids into the equation, that's not a good idea.
And looking at the same old same olds, of which I am now one, it's boring enough that giving it up should be pretty easy when my subscription actually expires.
THAT SAID, I am answering tons of their questions, and being such a smartass about it. Raging against the machine, culture jamming, whatever. It's fun being a real pissant in a consequence free environment. "How many fortnights are there in a year?" To which I pick the response '26', but also add the explanation "You mean Earth years, right?" Or "Have you ever skinny-dipped?" "Yes," and then "Wait -- do you mean with other people?"
Women can read my responses, and so either I'm coming across as somewhat funny, or a colossal dick. I think I know which one.