Out on my morning walks with Martini this weekend and ran into the Donut Cowboy both mornings!
Yesterday we did a long walk, taking the longer trail outside of the park and around the college grounds, through the trees and tunnels and had a long, long talk which included lots of flirting by DC and even some blushing by me.
Judging by the conversation and his actions (touching my arm a couple of times), and how we were laughing and getting along, I was sure that this was going to lead to at least some kind of date situation beyond walking our dogs in the park.
Yet, he still didn’t ask for my number and I was fine with that because I knew he was going to be out walking today and we could continue our walk and talks…
This morning, sure enough, we found each other on the park trail and we walked together. And after our conversation yesterday, I was finally ready to ask directly about his relationship status (we’d talked yesterday about past relationships and some of the women he’d been seeing lately).
But I wasn’t quite prepared to hear that he’s actually married!
Of course, he emphasised the word “separated” because that’s what married dudes do, but after more probing from me, I found out that he’s actually still living with his wife.
What a major, major disappointment. Here I was, thinking I’d had an incredible meet cute situation when in actuality, I was being played with by a man going through a midlife crisis.
And you know what else I figured out? These “walks in the park” are his M.O.! Apparently, he takes his dog to other parks and meets women this way. No dating apps necessary! It’s pretty smart, but I’m just so weary of all of this.
I will never date/mess around with a married guy - even if separated (and this guy isn’t even technically separated). There’s nothing wrong with taking walks with the guy, but I’m kinda over that now.
I just wonder where taking the high road will ever get me?
Last updated September 12, 2021