One-date wonders

You know how some groups are called “one-hit wonders” because they had one hit song and never again appeared on the Billboard charts? I have my dating version of that — one-date wonders. These are guys who after one date were at the top of MY chart, but we didn’t see each other again.

Luckily, it hasn’t happened very often. So far, only 3 times. I’ve been attracted to him, but either the attraction wasn’t returned or something else happened. Here’s my countdown.

In the #3 spot is the tall, blonde, green-eyed sales executive who was enlightened, funny, and spiritual. The lunch date passed quickly as we never ran out of things to talk about. And they were interesting things, not just the normal personal history. But alas, he wrote an email that we were not a match and could we be friends. I responded “Of course. I’d love to stay in contact.” I never heard from him again.

Number 2 is the tall, fun, former Navy Seal, chief financial officer. We had fun, witty emails and calls and a 2-hour coffee. I thought we hit it off, but once again I misread his attentiveness, as I never heard from him again.

And topping the chart is the sexy, cute, tall, affectionate airline pilot with the fantastic sense of humor and the deep, resonant voice. I was smitten during our 3-hour coffee date and we were holding hands within an hour. I couldn’t wait for the good-night kiss, and it was as fantastic as the rest of him. He called the next day to set up a dinner date a few days later. I was so excited, I planned my outfit based on what I knew he liked.

The morning of the date he called to say he needed to cancel as he had begun dating another woman before me (we both shared we were dating around in our quest of “the one”) and thought he could juggle two women, but saw he couldn’t. He didn’t think it would be fair to either of us. While I was disappointed, I thought he had courage to call me — not email me — and discuss it with me. I occasionally send him “hi” emails just in case it doesn’t work out with her!