Hijacking Dates One Social Living Deal at a Time

May 20, 2011

in Relationships, Song of the Week

“I am okay with you being our social director, but can I plan some dates too?”

“But, we’re backed up on Living Social deals!”

In this brief exchange, I learned two things:

1) I am dating a great guy, who has awesome taste when it comes to planning dates. And he needs to have more opportunities to plan.

2) I have a Living Social addiction.

To my own defense, Living Social has incredible one-day deals. How could I pass up the opportunities for three different walking tours in DC, art lessons, or three kayaking adventures from Georgetown? That adds up to seven dates that I want to coordinate for us with my deals.

I realized the problem I have when, after the conversation, a deal was delivered to my inbox yesterday. I wanted to buy it for us, but had to let it go. No. More. Deals. But I thought all day I could slip one more in the date queue. He would never notice, right?

I am not at fault for hijacking date planning; Living Social is responsible. They keep emailing me. And then I open the emails. And purchase them. It is a vicious cycle.

The best thing was when my boyfriend told me this:

“I want to show you I can be creative in planning our dates so how about every other date we let me plan?”

How can you argue with that?

We do have great adventures on our dates. Both of us enjoy embracing life and having fun. We are always ready for a new experience.

Dressing up for nice dinners out; heading to a sports bar to get his ass kicked in shuffleboard (shh, let’s not tell him I said that); verbally sparring over who has the best cell phone; painting his living room; cooking together; wishing on magical flowers; or teaching me to work a drill.

Everything we do together is enjoyable.

The two of us spending time together.

That’s what matters most.

Well, that and finding a 12 step program for Living Social addicts. One must exist, right?

For Song of the Week I chose Dave Matthews Band “You and Me.”

Happy Friday!


Oilfield Trash May 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Living social does have some great deals.
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Naked Girl in a Dress May 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

Sadly, there are far too many good deals on Living Social. And having my credit card on file is too convenient.

Random Girl May 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Too many good dates to plan?? Now that is a problem I would like to have! So glad you and the man are making the most of your time together and enjoying the adventures as they come!

jen May 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Jason is quite good at the date planning! He does more of the planning for us. But I do not have the addiction you do! ;)

Happy Friday, Kelly!

Naked Girl in a Dress May 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

It is good to hear my future brother-in-law is good at planning dates for you sis!

Love you!

Miel et Lait May 21, 2011 at 2:58 am

I am so behind.. I don’t even know what “living social” is, but I’ve seen ads on the NYPost website.
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Naked Girl in a Dress May 22, 2011 at 12:05 am

Be careful. Be very careful….if you like a deal, that is. If you do, you will get sucked in and addicted like me.

On a more serious note, it is a wonderful company. Check it out for great one-day sales.

SuzRocks May 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I’ve heard of living social, but never stepped into the waters. I get sucked in ALL too easily, and I have a feeling my husband will take away my computer (for real this time).
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