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The Mountains and Molehills of Dating
Posted By Gabriela Zabalua On November 8, 2011 @ 12:54 pm In Notebook | Comments Disabled
Do opposites really attract?
This was the question Segunda and I found ourselves mulling over as we considered another round of the Dating Game.  There was one contestant, let’s call him the German “Mr. Clean,” that I had yet to call back for a second date. Why the hesitation? He definitely stood out as a perfect gentleman and his rugged Bruce Willis looks were sure a draw. Plus, as a triathlete , he approached life with the same sense of adventure that Segunda and I continue to aspire to in our own second youth.
As I tightly gripped the phone, still debating whether to call, the reason for my hesitation dawned on me: Dating Mr. Clean meant stepping out of my comfort zone. I’m a city girl; he’s a country boy. I have a poodle  I treat like a second daughter; he has no dogs and three sons. A good date for me usually involves spiked heels, an art gallery, a movie or shopping; he prefers a hike followed by a swim followed by something else that requires more sweating.
Would I have to start eating granola bars or leap over mountains for us to have something in common? Was I making a mountain out of a molehill?
With each press of another digit on the phone, I asked myself: Wasn’t living my second youth all about taking up new challenges, taking more risks? Shouldn’t I kick off my heels, lace up some hiking boots and step out of my comfort zone?
His phone started ringing. Stay tuned to see if he answered.
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 Dating Game.: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-04-2011/ready-to-date-again.html
 triathlete: http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-2006/staying_sharp_boot_camp_for_your_brain.html
 poodle: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/pets/info-08-2010/fostering_pets.html
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