That's the moral of this story. Let me put that out there now.
The story itself is actually pretty darn simple: Jackson, who seemed to be emerging as a nice lookin' prospect in my life is no longer.
I know, I know. That was QUICK.
And I agree. It was. After seeing him again earlier this week and having a nice, fun, and intimate night... I learn just today that a girl with whom he thought things were over has suddenly decided she wanted to work it out.
And he decided that he did too.
And, it was decided it would be all over via text. I'm paraphrasing but it went like this:
Me: Hope you're well. Still love to see you later on Friday. You game?
Him: Can we talk? My situation has changed.
Me: Level with me. What is it?
Him: It was a woman I was seeing. I thought it was dead, but now she wants to fix things.
Me: Say no more. I don't really have anything I want to say to that.
Him: I had no idea, or I would have never tried to start things with you.
Me: Seems like you know where you stand. I respect that -- bummed but glad you know what you want. I hope you find what you're looking for.
Him: Thanks. I'm sorry.
So that's it. Just like that. And truth? Yep, I am bummed. But appreciate his honesty. Doesn't make it hurt less. But, feeling a serious case of "the one before the one."
Guess it's time to go back to the drawing board on this one. If anyone has some seriously fun suggestions for me to channel my energies this weekend, I'm all for it. :-)