I’m in love! The deep, profound, stirring, giggly, excitable, crazy, starry-eyed kind of love. I wasn’t expecting to find it when I walked into the new Apple store on 67th & Broadway – I certainly wasn’t expecting to purchase it for $499 – but there it was. Love at first site. Love at first (i)Touch. It was a magical and revolutionary feeling.
But what is the true test of love? How do I know this won’t be some kind of fleeting romance? Jess & I have spent a lot of time puzzling this one out. And I can tell you: I know I’ve found The One because in the past week and a half I have given up my dah – and replaced it with my iPad. As we’ve often suspected, Jess, all Dating & Hookup guys combined do indeed add up to The Perfect, er, Man!
Introducing: My iPad dah of One.
The Ex-Boyfriend Who’s Still Around – aw, shucks, he knows me better than I know myself. From iPod to iPhone to iPad, he always knows what song to play next on my shuffle mix. He’s a genius, and I love him for it.
The Ego Booster - Compliments abound when I’m in his company – I can’t take this fellow on the subway, or send an email “from my iPad” without people telling me how cool I am.
The Career Booster – All my reading, all my books, my calendar, my email, my contacts, ALL my favorite restaurants. He’s the world’s greatest assistant / errand boy / all-knowing-industry-guru. And he’s got my back (and the internet!) in every meeting.
The Accessory – ’nuff said
The Boyfriend Prospect – He treats me with respect. Whatever my heart desires, he’s there for me. Fun games? Financial advice? The news? Movie tickets? He has an app for that (and so much more).
The Super Horny Guy Who Happens To Be Around A Lot – Let’s face it: there’s no better device for watching internet porn in bed.
Of course it’s not all wine and roses. He’s a complex dude. I’ve had to get to know his quirks and idiosyncrasies.
The Prospect You’re Not Sure Is A Prospect – He’s has this girly side. His name sounds kind of like a feminine hygiene product. Is my iPad kind of gay? What does it mean when he occasionally takes a bit too long to load Safari?
The Guy Who Just Blew You Off – Magically enough, he started off as TGWJBYO. He made me work for it. I had to re-install the new iTunes at least 3 times before he kicked into gear. At first, I thought he was going to shut me out for good. But I gave him the time and space he needed, and our subsequent relationship has only proven that, with Emotionally Unavailable Guys, perseverence pays off. I’m SO thrilled we have our fairy tale happy ending!
Rebecca Coale - aka Becky - is a writer, musician and producer. She and childhood best friend Jessica Donalds created Dating & Hookup and founded J&R Creative Media. Becky blogs about love poetry and modern life & womanhood. She lives with her husband, Howard Coale, and their family in Manhattan and Philadelphia.
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