Bev and James Go On A Date (Details Inside!)

heartIn June, I asked who wanted to date Bev. Bev is looking for a single guy in the GTA and I thought I might be able to set something up via this blog.

Since then, she's been on dates with two Toronto Mike readers. First, there was Christopher. You can read all about her date with Christopher.

Last Friday, she met James, a long-time commenter in these parts. Here's what James wrote about his date with Bev.

It started badly I'm afraid . I was late . Not the best way to impress. Aside from that I get nervous when I'm late. Also not so impressive. And as i had ridden my Motorcycle across town in 30 Degree heat. I was soaked when i got there. And that makes me nervous too. Also not so impressive I'm sure. 

However Bev was very Gracious and understanding. Which did calm me down somewhat . Thank you Bev. 

Bev, what do I say about her? First I think she is better looking in person than in the posted Pics. She is articulate and great to talk to . Kind of guarded though. She knows a LOT more about me than I know about her. We did not follow the script i had written in my head.I thought I'd find out a little more about her and what's she up to in her life.  I did not expect to blabbing on and on about bikes but that's where we ended up. Once you get me started it's very hard to get me to stop.  

While I  felt she was guarded ( Not a bad thing considering she was meeting a strange and potentially nutty  guy off the internet) I also felt she was genuine. Or maybe real is the word to use. I did not find out what makes her passionate ( Mind out of the gutter please I'm not talking about that!) I did sense she's very committed to what she does and has a good sense of who she is. I wish I had  been that self aware at 30.

So we spent a little more than a hour together chatting and I had a good time. She wants to ride so we have that in common at least.  Would I date her again? Yes absolutely. Would she date me? I don't know . I'm significantly older than she is so probably not on that note  alone. But you never know. 

As for the experience of meeting somebody in this way? Awesome I'm glad i met her. We may get together to talk about Homeopathy at least in the future. And it was just fun for me to get out there. 

Was there a love connection? Let's see what Bev had to say...

James was a good person to talk to, felt comfortable chatting with him. I respect he's quite aware of things going around him. Its always good to see men keep that intact. Love that he knows a lot about motorcycles. He'd be a great teacher on that. perhaps one day i'll be part of the bike club:) I do not see myself dating him but would appreciate a friendship.

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This is tougher than I thought it would be. We're 0 for 2 and I'm not sure I feel like going 0 for 3. Sorry, Bev.


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Liz

It was stil worth a shot. Good for you for trying, Mike!

August 2, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

Ryan G

well this reminds me of when i used to be on lavalife. it's certainly not easy finding a match, whether it be a connection physically or personality wise.

i met some absolute lunatics, and what's worse, they were mostly hot lunatics, making my decision to not see them again just a tad bit more difficult.

i met this one girl and we actually made it to three dates. the problem was, on each date, she insisted we go somewhere she could eat a baked potato. wtf? (to be honest, i sensed she was a bit of a nutbar on date 1 , so i just wanted to ride her crazy-train for the hell of it on the next two)

the bottom line here though, is to manage your expectations and have fun. in the very least, as you've both mentioned, you've acquired a new friend.

in the end, this sort of process can be tiring but it's still more efficient than hanging out at the chick'n deli (strangely, the deli is the only bar i've been to where women buy ME drinks).

if i was single i'd totally go on a date with Bev, although i'm wondering if she too has all her marbles. she clearly is wearing a raincoat in that photo and it's clearly not raining. and Bev, you'll totally catch cold by not wearing clothes underneath that coat. tsk tsk. ;-)

August 2, 2011 @ 2:51 PM

H. Adenough

So, this blog is now a immigrant dating service..
How interesting..

August 2, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

Molly

Wow, how incredibly racist. Your attempt at wit fails miserably. You're an ass.

August 2, 2011 @ 4:17 PM

H. Adenough

@Molly
Your understanding at wit fails even more..
Go open another bottle of wine before your partner gets home.

August 2, 2011 @ 5:20 PM

James Edgar

Hey it was worth a shot! I had a great time and I'm very glad I met Bev . It is tough to meet people . Bev you have a new friend . We can talk bikes anytime you want ;) good luck finding the right guy I'm sire he's out there !

August 2, 2011 @ 9:20 PM

Whitby - Clark

Can I date Cheryl ?!?!

August 3, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

Cheryl

Someone wants to date me? No thanks. I'm not interested. I'm single and I like it that way. Ask someone else.

August 3, 2011 @ 7:54 PM

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@Whitby - Clark

Are you over 30?

Are you willing to make your way really, really west? Like, Etobicoke?

August 3, 2011 @ 9:55 PM

Roshan

Hey Mike, I'm over 30 and yes I would have to make my way really, really, really, really west!!
Bev, you would like me. Us Indian guys are hot & spicy.

August 4, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

Hector

My friend would be interested. He is finally back in town, but doesn't to make it public. Any interest?

August 4, 2011 @ 11:41 AM

Hector

Should read...."doesn't want to make it public."

August 4, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

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@Hector

She actually asked about your friend. She's interested.

Can't he write about it under a pseudonym? It's not like it'll show up when people Google his name...

August 4, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

William

She is cute, would she date a married man? lol

August 4, 2011 @ 1:48 PM

Whitby - Clark

Sorry; 27/married/daughter... but for Cheryl I'd be willing to throw it all away!! ;)

August 4, 2011 @ 2:47 PM

Cheryl

You want to throw it all away just for me? I'm not interested. I told you that I'm not interested. Anyway, I'm not telling you my age either. go Habs.

August 4, 2011 @ 4:54 PM

brian

@ whitby - clark
you had cheryl flustered the first time...no "go habs" in her post. maybe a first? she did regain composure for the second reply.

August 7, 2011 @ 5:37 PM

brian

@ whitby - clark
you had cheryl flustered the first time...no "go habs" in her post. maybe a first? she did regain composure for the second reply. and that is a great picture Bev!

August 7, 2011 @ 5:39 PM

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