It's one thing to run into guys I've dated/hooked up with that I am vaguely connected to, which happens a lot given the yuppie techie circle I generally socialize in. But it's another thing to have an utterly random run-in at a rather intimate gathering. That, my friends, was my evening. (Luckily, it was wonderful!)
I'd gotten invited to a wine & hot tub gathering at a friend-of-friend's place. There were ten guests in total, nearly half were of the bring-a-friend variety, like myself. I started chatting with a young man that was cute and very familiar, but I brushed it off as Blonde White Guy Syndrome. A few glasses of wine later, while everyone was making their way to the hot tub, Blonde White Guy and I suddenly locked eyes and we both knew. We'd gone on a date months ago, nothing had come of it because he's a typical 21st century male that doesn't know how to ask girls out.
What the fuck? These random run-ins always leave me bewildered. The solution is to either need to stop going on dates or stop trying to expand my social circle. The answer is simple: online dating is is a horrible solution to the 'problem' that is singlehood. Instead, I'd rather just embrace the wonderful new people I meet, the great (random) experiences I have, and call it a day.