It has been a long while since I've been in a mutual, committed, exclusive, serious, long-term relationship. During the course of my single-dom, I have engaged in various and sundry permutations of "dating," from brief encounters, to longer-term situations, from "this has no future, but it's okay for now" to "I could imagine the possibility of a future here." I've gone from strategic and purposeful alone time to strategic, purposeful, and plentiful dating.
As of this moment, I'm currently open to meeting someone, but am not going out of my way to be proactive about dating. No more internet dating, no participating in dating columns. I did promise one friend that I'd be her wingwoman at a Jewish singles event if necessary -- what are friends for? But generally, it's summer, and I'd rather spend my free time with my friends and family (whom I don't get to see enough as it is) going to free, outdoor events and enjoying everything NYC summer has to offer. This weekend it was an active weekend, complete with a long, leisurely rollerblade down the West side with my friend Eric, and a 60 mile bike ride to Oyster Bay with the girls.