It is about that time when Simon Cowell (we miss you!) reflects on the highs and lows of the previous night’s Idol performances to separate the winners from the losers.
Well, in this WTF?! competition, who won? Well, if you look back to my June blog post which started this whole project and then my midsummer Midterm Review, you will notice that getting a legit boyfriend OR a short lived record contract, were NOT part of my grandiose prize. In fact, the prize was learning to enjoy the process itself. And you know what, the process was fun! In fact, the juiciest and sexiest high note occurred right before the final curtain call in Latin America. HOLA!
After 2 months of practice putting myself out there, my life was seasoned with a delectable dose of Latin spice—a beautiful, Uruguayan one to be exact. We met on an island off the coast of Brazil and he was (and still is) a FOX. Now, let me set the scene, the rendevous only lasted 3 days, we couldn’t really communicate, and the extent of our post-island romance was Facebook correspondence. But in the tropics…it was caliente and delicioso! Can you say a one-on-one Spanish lesson in all the parts of the body?
If you want a hot Latin lover, you will most likely have to go to Uruguay, BUT a personalized WTF?! challenge that you create for yourself allows for an extra pinch of Adobo to enter into your life. The challenge is fun, easy, and user friendly, so I encourage you to go for it!
Now, let me pull a Ryan Seacrest and stimulate an inappropriately long, dramatic moment…After 3 months, 2 blog posts, 1 psycho drunk text (from a dude), and endless pick up lines (no idea of exact number): did Roz measure up? Did she follow through with her WTF?! challenge? America and post-dating world experts, let’s check with the judges – ahem – myself. Did I follow my own rules? What worked and what didn’t?
Rule # 1 – I have NO “type.”
I was open to all guys, but let’s face it, there are some men that I am more attracted than others. You can’t help that stuff. It’s pretty much chemical.
Rule #2 – I will not pursue any guys with girlfriends, fiancés, or wives, and if I start to hang out with a guy and then learn that he has a girlfriend, fiancé, or wife, he is booted from Dating & Hookup immediately!
Done and done. Momma don’t play that, and she definitely didn’t dip into mistress territory this summer.
Rule #3 – Any guy in the challenge CANNOT know that he is in the challenge, at least during the challenge.
Rule #4 – I must approach a new guy every night that I’m out on the town.
I think I did this. I can’t remember a night when I didn’t…and ladies, practice makes perfect!
Rule #5 – In addition, when I first meet a guy, I must give him obvious physical cues that I’m interested.
The arm touch—I swear by the arm touch. It’s amazing!
Rule #6 – I can answer a text, phone call, BBM, etc. whenever I want.
Yup, no games this summer. Being available didn’t scare away potential gentleman callers.
Rule #7 – Dating & Hookup prospect must have input or final say on the first hangout.
I don’t think I was ever actually asked on an official “date” or “hangout” this summer…It was all quite casual. Welcome to the post-dating world!
Rule #8 – Every night could be the night—look the part.
I stepped up the ensemble—hello red lipstick!
Rule #9 – If the kisses are lacking, then everything else probably is too. I must pursue no further.
This one didn’t come up. Hoo-ray :)
Rule #10 – The only reason to end this challenge prematurely is if I fall head over heels in love.
There were a couple of close calls, but no “Romeo and Juliet” moments this summer. Good thing – does anyone know how that play ends?
Well, there you are, my summer in a nutshell.
So what’s next? Hmmm…actually I would like to nest. I just want to stay in with someone special, cook for someone special, and stay in with someone special if you catch my drift….
Boys, anyone want to audition?
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