OMG, dating can be such a soap opera, or is it just me? So, we went out again last night and, after having SO much fun dancing again, we went out for drinks/dinner and had more good conversation.
I was able to talk to him about my feelings without blaming him. I basically said that, though we hadn't been dating long and were still getting to know each other, we also had shared some intimate moments and that, while the current situation of texting during the week seemed to be working for him, it wasn't really working for me. That I felt some anxiety that not everyone would feel, but it would be really helpful to have a couple phone calls during the week or a longer email to connect with each other.
He was open and amenable and heard me and also explained how the last couple weeks are not typical in that this campaign he has been working on has huge repercussions for labor rights and that the other candidate is funded with big money from the Koch brothers (if you are familiar with these scoundrels). Also, I did not know he is actually the President of the rapid transit union. Lastly, he said he, in fact, texted a couple of times wanting to spontaneously meet up but I had my adoption class - this is typical guy thing of not letting me know what he was thinking, but I was glad to find out!
Thus, we came to understand each others' perspectives, and I feel confident we will be moving forward into more commitment and time together. We continue to have very good and growing chemistry, which feels exciting and fun - and a relief to not be talking myself into a less-than-adequate level of attraction.
As a side note, I have my first meetup group Wednesday for women in career transition. Please send good thoughts! I am nervous! I hope to present some helpful information and activities and sign a few women up for my 8-week paid group.