Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Short Australian

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It was a typical Saturday night in the new rather boring life of the International Woman of Mystery. I was having I'm Attractive Single Friend C and Hot Married Friend L over for a drink and the plan was to head out to the bars. Hot Married Friend L brought her hunky husband and I'm Attractive Single Friend C brought her new man who I'm naming Silver Fox because he is an attractive gentleman of a slightly older age...

So, that left me the odd woman out - as usual. I don't mind. I love Hot Married Friend L's husband - he's great! And I was excited to meet I'm Attractive Single Friend C's new man. But I have to say, it was one of those nights that I wished I had a plus one to sit next to. Sometimes it's tiring always being the 3rd wheel or the 5th wheel as it may be.

After some drinks at my house, we decided to wander down to the local pub to get some food and some more drinks. The couples were all cuddly and I was sitting there alone. And suddenly someone observed "Hey International Woman of Mystery, there is a handsome man sitting at the bar and totally checking you out!"

"What? Where?" And then I saw him. He was sitting alone at the bar. He was handsome... And he was totally checking me out! He kept turning around and looking over at our table. I was obviously the only single one there.

By this time we were finished eating dinner and I'm Attractive Single Friend C and the Silver Fox decided to head for home. It just so happened that the seats at the bar next to the cute guy opened up. I decided to seize the opportunity and go sit next to him (Hot Married Friend L and her husband joined me). We immediately started talking. As soon as he opened his mouth, I was like "So... you're Australian?" Kind of hard to miss the accent. Plus, he was at the bar alone (which is not so weird considering it's a local sports bar), so we had been speculating that he was from out of town.

So, the Australian and I continued our conversation even though Hot Married Friend L and her husband decided to leave. He was interesting and cute - although slightly older (confirmed age of 38)  than my usual boys . (What is up with me and older men these days)?

And then he stood up. Uh - oh... It wasn't quite as bad as that Sex and the City episode where Samantha meets an extremely short guy at the bar (similar scenario, he'd been sitting on a bar stool), he did come up somewhere past my chest... but he was definately WAY under 6 feet (my minimum requirement) and absolutely MUCH shorter than me - of course, I was wearing 4 inch heels...

I wasn't too surprised though. I'd gotten a feeling that he was short. I was just wishing he would be that short.  Anyway, turns out we are more or less neighbors. We chatted. He walked me home. There might or might not have been some kind of goodnight kiss. He has just texted me to ask what I'm up to this weekend (although sadly, that is kind of devoted to my Grandfather's funeral). I might or might not reply.

BUT I TOTALLY checked off number 6 from the dating challenge: relax on the height requirement. Ok, technically, I might have to go out with him again... And maybe I will.

I know. I owe you an update on Stockholm and on the Tour Guide. Coming soon!

13 comments:

Katie @ Domestiphobia.net said...

Umm.. I'm just gonna say it. A hot Australian accent totally knocks at least a few inches off your height requirement. Just sayin'... ;)

Jewels said...

Acecnts are definately a turn on...but I'm right there with you. Even 6' is a bit short for me. I prefer them taller than that. I totally understand the need to have somebody taller than you. Personally I'd be unwilling to bend on this rule.

I'm proud of you for talking to him despite his stature and whether you give him another shot or not...you bent a little and that's progress.

Julianna said...

Go! Go! GO! I am so proud of you!

Rememeber, if you want a different reslut, you need to change what you're doing. :) -J

And no worries on the update... I'm WAY behind on my reading of every one's pages... I just can't keep up lately. :(

On My Soapbox said...

Well, you're not standing up all the time, are you? When you're sitting down (or.... lying down), height differences are not as apparent. Just sayin'. ;-)

simplysolo said...

I TOTALLY think you should give him a chance! I'll take a hot Aussie accent any friggin day! And why not give him a chance? What do you have to lose? I can't wait to hear more!

Sarah B said...

So proud! You are totally rocking the dating challenges m'dear. And just remember, when the lights are out...we're all 6 feet in the dark :)

Marcela said...

It looks like the Universe is sending you guys that don't match your requirements on purpose hihihi.
I'm glad that you are open to other possibilities, even if in the end, Mr. Right may end up being 25 and 6.8, it's good to just go out and have fun and explore the possibilities.
Good luck!

jules said...

HA HA HA! I swear I can relate most dating scenario's I've experienced to eitehr SATC or Friends. Glad you had a fun time. He MIGHT be eye level without heels, but WE are not ladies to give up our heels! EVER.

So very, very sorry to hear about your Grandfather. My thoughts are with you. *Hug

Pretty Young Thing said...

aussie accent?? hotness!!!

so, was he a good kisser?? ;) I'm assuming there was a goodnight kiss. I vote see him again and wear flats to help keep the height off your mind. Maybe go bowling so you both have to wear flat ugly shoes.

and I send my condolences to you for this weekend...stay strong!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

Rules are meant to be broken. Especially by cute guys with hot Australian accents ;)

myjoyproject said...

WOW!! Nice work trying out dating a short guy!! I dated a buy my height once and wasn't crazy about it once I put my heels on lol....

I just started a fun game on my blog - I hope you will come play with me and invite your followers too

Kelly
ox

http://myjoyproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/wanna-play-survivor-with-me.html

Sara Louise said...

Look at you dating outside your mold! Is it cheesy to say I'm proud of you?

Cinderita said...

I LOVE how you speak in 3rd person! And holy could the names be any longer?! LOL. Great story! I didn't know you had a dating list?! I must check it out!