So, the BSG had to share with you, his faithful readers.
The BSG’s and his pal Rick have stumbled on The Next Big Thing in dating! ADD or Asynchronous Dinner Dating will be sweeping the nation…nay, the WORLD…and you’ll say that you heard about it first here.
OK, stay with the BSG while he explains this:
Back in olden days, if you were a dude and wanted a date you hoofed it down to the next farm down the road to court the farmer’s daughter. The BSG has no idea what one did in olden days if one was gay or lesbian or transgender or any of the other variations we know about these days, but he suspected those folks worked it out somehow. If one were the aforementioned farmer’s daughter, one likely waited around on the porch with a glass of iced tea (can the BSG point out here that it is NOT “ice tea”. Accuracy counts, y’all.) in hopes that the neighboring farmer’s son would be hoofing your way sometime soon.
Today however, there is everything from online personal ads, to smart phone apps that allow us to identify potential mates (or whatever) by their proximity! In fact, many of the BSG’s readers report carrying on entire relationships without ever meeting in person!
So for those of you in the dating world who are ready to move past emails, texting and photo sharing, but aren’t quite ready for a live face-to-face meeting, the BSG introduces ADD! For those of you caught up on the word “asynchronous”, let the BSG break it down for you:
- Synchronize – As in “let’s synchronize our watches” from various spy movies where seconds count…this is the process of aligning watch times until they perfectly matched.
- Let’s get in ‘synch’ – Same root…this is about getting aligned with expectations or thinking or whatever.
- So then, synchronous indicates two (or more) things that occur at the same time!
- OK, got that? So now add the “a” at the beginning, which indicates the negative of something: amoral = not moral; asexual = not sexual.
Everyone still tracking with the BSG? So then, asynchronous is something that happens NOT at the same time! Yay!
That brings us to ADD: Asynchronous Dinner Dating!
It would go like this: You and the BSG have been flirting and giggling online for a week or so and are ready for the next step, but not quite for face-to-face or phone-to-phone, so we schedule an Asynchronous Dinner Date! The BSG would hoof it down to a local eatery and would request a table for two. He would sit – alone – order a tasty meal…maybe even an appetizer if it wouldn’t make him feel all bloated and stuff… and because it was a festive occasion, the BSG would likely order a glass of wine or a beer! It’s a date after all!
Once he finished his meal, the BSG would leave the eatery and hoof it back home to his computer. Shortly after the BSG left, YOU would show up! You would sit – alone – at the seat opposite where the BSG was JUST SITTING! The chair would probably still be warm! How titillating is THAT?!
You would also have a tasty meal, would dab the corner of your mouth with the white linen napkin and would hustle home to you own computer (or phone, or whatever). There, you and the BSG would share details of your delightful asynchronous date!
As he thinks this through, the BSG actually thinks there is possibility for ASD (Asynchronous Sex Dating), but thinking about it is creeping the BSG out a little.
Some of you chuckled at how ridiculous this is, but the BSG warns you…this is a logical progression and you’ll say you heard it first HERE!