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Goals for my 27th Year - Part 4

I turned 27 Monday, and though I know it’s not really old, for some reason it kind of freaks me out. I think it’s the realization that I’m so close to 30, again these things are not important and it’s all in my head, but still.

In honor of my irrationality, I’ve decided to post one goal a day for the next five days. These goals are things I want to accomplish by my 28th birthday. I hope that by putting these out into the public eye, I’ll be able to accomplish them. The first post in the series can be found here, second here, third.

I've been single for quite a while now and though I'm not desperate for a relationship, I need to get myself more opportunities to actually be in one. To this end I'm proposing a goal of going on at least one date a month over the course of the next year.* Now this might seem like a lot to some people, or not even trying to other. But for me it will be a challenge. It's not that I don't have chance to meet girls, or even that I lack the ability to talk to them, it's that I fail to ever actually get a phone number, ask if I can buy them coffee, etc.

This is one goal I'm honestly terrified of because, well it's not like I don't want to date, it's that I don't know how to go about getting many. I've tried the online dating thing and I didn't have much luck. I've gone on two blind dates this year, both of which were fun.

My hope is that by putting this out there I actually force myself to take a chance and actually get a date instead of just saying nice to talk to you. If any one aspect of my life shows my fear of failure it's this, and if I can turn it around by the time I turn 28 I'll be happy.

Of course if you know any available smart, geeky, funny, cute, and independent girls who might want to go on a date with a self professed geek who happens to love photography, biking, music, reading, blogging, and also happens to be a half-decent cook, and want to send them my way, I won't complain.

* Of course this is moot if I happen to have a girlfriend during the next 12 months.