From the COLlive inbox: "The shidduch with the first bochur I've liked in four years has ended and I feel like a million bucks..."
I'm a 24-year-old girl who was just told by the guy I've been dating that it's over. He was the first person I took a liking to since I started dating 4 years ago.
But I feel like a million bucks.
We went on 5 great shidduch dates and then he called me on the phone. I missed both calls so he texted me asking that I call him back when I had a chance.
When we got through to each other, he asked me how my day was and how did it go at work. I asked him about the recent trip he took.
He then went into a genuine monologue how it had been such a wonderful experience dating me. He added that I was sensitive, kind and fun to speak with. To top it off, he found me quite bright...
While all of those qualities were laudable in a potential wife, he said he had discussed the prospect with his Mashpia and came to the conclusion that we weren't meant to be.
And then he asked me how I felt.
I told him that I thought he was nice, had a comfortable vibe, and also intelligent.
I told him that I respected his decision because I respected him.
I thanked him for the emotional and monetary investment he had put into dating me and I wished him the best of luck moving forward.
He thanked me profusely and blessed me that I find my bashert in the near future.
We ended the conversation by wishing each other a Good Shabbos and hatzlacha rabba.
I told my parents: I just finished dating the first guy I've liked in 4 years and I feel like a million bucks... Now you know why.