My name is Deana…? But nobody with any sense, calls me by the name on my social security card. To them I’m Dina Z Colada, Dating Investigator. Keep reading this epic love story…  You won’t be sorry ๐Ÿ˜€

It all started when I was sitting in my office working on the daily word search: If you think the date went well, don’t forget to __________ later and say so. Oh that one is easy. CALL. Next. A good sense of __________  can relieve an awkward situation. HUMOR of course. This is so easy I thought.

I looked at the clock on the wall, and it said 3:33pm. It always said 3:33 somethin’. I was getting ready for my next dating clue search when there was a hard knock on my door. โ€œIt’s openโ€ I said in my sweetest voice. The door creaked open and I found myself looking at the business end of a man who was hiding beneath his glasses

โ€œExcuse me, Miss Colada?โ€ said the man with a voice as deep as the ocean. โ€œThat’s meโ€ I swooned. โ€œWhat’s your name handsome?โ€ โ€œMy name is Shark. Jack Shark. I need your help. Something terrible has happened. Could we talk…outside?โ€

I stepped outside to find the chiseled features, behind those shades very appealing, but I could see a deep sadness in his baby blues. โ€œOK Big man, what’s the problem?โ€ I said. โ€œI thought I’d met the girl of my dreams. We had a great couple of dates. I didn’t see her for a while, then I called her, and she’s acting like she hates me. Now I don’t know if I ever want to see her again.โ€ he said, holding back the tears.

โ€œRelax handsome, I’m a dating detective and we’ll get to the bottom of this, but first I’ve gotta ask a couple of questions.

  • How was the first date?
  • How long did you wait to call?
  • And after the second date, how long did you wait to call?
  • Were you intimate?
  • Did she give you chase?โ€

It was too much for him, and I could tell he wanted to give me the slip. He started looking at his phone. He was trying to think of any way to get around this interrogation. He was here for my help and he felt like he was under investigation. He tried to change the subject.

โ€œSpill the beans Sharkie, do you even know what a woman really wants?โ€ I pried. โ€œI don’t know! How could I possibly know? Women are so damn confusing!โ€ he said angrily.โ€ I could see his frustration.

โ€œWomen are confusing, and I know, because I’m a woman. Maybe she wasn’t clear with what she really wanted, because she didn’t want to scare you away. And maybe your feelings got too intense too fast, and that is what scared you away? You got scared, she got scared and it went downhill from there.โ€ I could see him starting to relax.


And when you decided to call, it had been so long, she was upset. It was because she liked you so much and wanted to see you sooner, because she had been feeling the same intense feelings. Maybe she took it personally when you were too busy working and didn’t make time out for her.

Women want to feel cherished and respected; and men really need to be appreciated. But most importantly we all need to be heard. When you’re dating be be your best self, totally authentic, really listen to what you and your date are saying.

If you want to learn to keep some mystery in your dating life… don’t spill all the beans at once Sharkie!