Saturday at football, some girls told me they didn't believe they were dating enough. I agree. They are wonderful, beautiful, talented girls. They don't get asked out enough. They told me about a dating plan. A contest.
The dating contest will last two weeks. The Triple P's are: planned, paid for, and paired off. They can be asked, or they can ask guys on dates. They must list them out by activity and date. The incentive is a pair of tickets for a nice restaurant. We told the guys at church, so they'd know why the girls were going date crazy. The dates start today.
I thought it would be fun, easy, and interesting. All the girls interested in participating are competitive and proactive. It has been one day, and it has not been easy. Turns out I don't have much discretionary time during normal weeks and dates every night of the week will take the rest of my time.
I didn't expect it would be so complicated to plan dates every night of the week. It's hard to decide where to go. It's difficult to know what kinds of activities we could do in the time available. It's hard to change plans. It's hard to decide who to take. Who is already going on a date? Who could I ask that I would like to know better? Who could really use a date to lift their self-esteem?
My sister asked me what happens when guys don't get asked out. Good question America, maybe this contest will be as good for the guys as for the girls. I also noticed the girls asked out the guys who date a lot. I guess they were more comfortable asking guys out on dates if they already knew them pretty well.
It's enlightening. Now I've got to go and figure out what I'm doing for my dates...hmmm.