First Date Jitters

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El Gringo continued contacting me and his borderline sarcastic messages started to get on my nerves. A meeting between his “friend” and I was finally arranged. We decided on Lillies, a cute little bar in Union Square. Having drinks was my idea. I didn’t to commit to dinner since that would require conversing for hours and I just wasn’t sure I wanted to spend 3 entrees with whoever appeared on this date. If it was El Gringo, like I expected, I didn’t know much about him. I had no idea what he did for a living, how old he was or what his astrological sign was! The latter part is usually a piece of information I get quickly. Silly, I know, but I refuse to date any more Tauruses.

Three days before my date I began feeling jittery. Should I cancel? Do I really want to go out with this guy? I wasn’t sure. I was a little nauseous and my hands were shaking from anxiety and I was thinking of every possible reason to bail. So I called a friend to vent, hoping she’d help me understand why I was so nervous. All my fears bubbled to the surface. I was afraid of something, someone, new. I was terrified to really date again.

My friend listened intently. Soon, she gave me the same advice that everyone (including you loyal Latina readers) have given: “Just have fun! You have to jump back in there and this is a way to do so. No stress, just take it day by day.”

My friend was right. I needed to shake off the jitters and take the plunge. I didn’t have to marry the Gringo or his friend. It was just drinks. I calmed myself down and confirmed our date.

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Sujeiry Gonzalez, Contributor

Sujeiry Gonzalez is the Host of LoveSujeiry on American Latino Radio on SiriusXM, and the owner of LoveSujeiry.com. The life coach and author of the newly released Dating RITE; Advice on Dating Woes from Your Go-to Chica and Love Trips: A Collection of Relationship Stumbles (2012) is an on-air talent that’s been featured on Exitos 93.9FM, Telemundo, FYI, and many more.

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