Good naked morning, my friends!

The sun is shining, and I’m feelin’ good this morning as I write my Saturday morning blog in the buff. I’m happy to see the sun after days of grey clouds and rain up here in my neck of the woods—excited Memorial Day weekend is here, and summer is right around the corner! I’m also going down to see some friends today for a BBQ, and I’m also going to meet a potential date today—she’s five years older than me, but she’s single, never been married, she does video work just like I do and she’s a Christian, hopefully things will work out today I pray. That’s one big thing I wanted to discuss in this morning’s blog.

It’s been hard for me to date over the years—in my upbringing, I was rather sheltered, and it was first of all hard for me to fit in with a lot of the other kids my age in school. I didn’t know a lot of the popular trends or music or things like that, and because of that it was hard to make friends. Yes kids used to make fun of me, and that made it extra hard. Then, when I became a teenager and I hit puberty I wanted to date, but it was always hard. I had female cousins, whom we would always see growing up usually every time we went down to Detroit to see my grandparents—but in my everyday world, it was hard getting to talk to girls. I always knew I wanted a good girl who I had something in common with, but I felt like that was just hard, knowing how I am quite an eclectic person and it just wasn’t easy socializing with people like me. Even my prom date was a girl from my smaller circle of friends whom I wasn’t actually interested in dating, but we did share a kiss at the end of the date. While in college, I tried the online dating scene, I got in touch with this one girl but we texted each other so much before the date, we were both burned out when we got to the restaurant, and she just wasn’t the kind of girl for me. Finally for some time, I just put off trying to date to better myself, and even though looking back I wish I could’ve started to the dating scene years ago, I feel like taking some time off has helped—focusing on my career and finding a good church and town where I’ve really become welcome and I have a life of my own now away from my loving parents. And now that I am 26 and finally started establishing a life of my own, I’ve decided I’m definitely ready to find the right girl for me.

Now I’ve read fellow naturists’ blogs about dating non-naturists, and I feel I could use some advice. I was up half the night last night wondering, how should I break to her that I’m a naturist? When should I do it? Many of my friends still don’t even know I’m a nudist, and I especially would hate to break up a good friendship with any of them. How should I approach this girl about it? Maybe I could start with somehow talking about how I used to work as an art model in college—when should I bring that up? I would hate to come on too strong too quick. Last night, I happened to be watching this new dating show on NBC called “First Dates”, which turned out quite interesting. A lot of these different singles seem real nervous, and I can relate, and sometimes the dates don’t always turn out right because somebody might say the wrong thing and really botch the date, but sometimes they flow really well and people don’t mind going on a second date. Like I said, I’m a little nervous—I’d like to find the right girl for me, but it isn’t easy. I don’t want to be single forever, I’m 26 already and someday I would like to start a family, but it’s gotta start somewhere.

I’m curious to get some advice—what would you suggest when it comes to dating for the first time in a long time? I’m especially curious to get naturists’ point of view on it.

Hope y’all have a great Saturday and for all my American friends out there, a great Memorial Day weekend! Many naturist resorts are also opening this weekend, unfortunately it’ll be colder tomorrow and Monday, and even if I went to my club I’d have to be dressed. Anyway friends, have a great day and I look forward to hearing your suggestions about dating! ‘Til then, best to y’all, and #NudeOn!

David B