I put a profile up on Match.com over Christmas and within a couple of days I struck up a weeklong conversation with a guy on Whatsapp.
He lives in Sydney, I live in Adelaide. He’s an engineer who’s working in Kuala Lumpur. I’m in my mid-forties, never married, and don’t have children. He’s mid-forties, divorced nine years, and has an adult daughter.
I suppose my question is do I take a leap of faith and believe everything by taking what he says at face value as I tend to do? He asked me last night if I was chatting with anyone else, which I thought was odd.
He says when he comes back we’ll have dinner together in my town. I can’t help but picture the situation of someone leading a double life…That’s the cynic in me.
Cautiously optimistic with eyes wide open is your optimal approach for dating this guy. If you take what comes at face value and you trust an out-of-town stranger blindly (one who has not yet shown you what he can be trusted for), you’re sure to be in for trouble of one kind or another.