I kind of sort of had scheduled five dates at once. I guess that’s partially my excuse for being busy and not posting here lately. After cutting back on my dating site screening process, it’s become a little easier to get a date. I’m in a date-mood lately, although half way through them I still get that déjà vu feeling and realize I’m sitting across from someone, telling the same stories and asking the same questions again. I even have my go to first date and second date outfits that I seem to stick with. But lately, I’ve been enjoying checking out new bars and restaurants I get invited to after such a long hiatus from dating, so I kind of told five different people I was free this weekend. I figured some of them would bail and if I had to, I could pull it off or cancel on some. In the end, I was right. Most of them rescheduled for next weekend.
I received a message from a profile with just one picture and barely any profile information the other day. Normally I’d be hesitant to reply, but I sensed sincerity and got back a lack of self confidence from him. There was a surprised inquiry about why I’d even answered him once I did. He seemed very plain. Smart, cute, but sort of dull. Safe. After only a couple of messages we exchanged numbers and he asked me to dinner. Honestly, when I got a “Hey, it’s so and so would you like to go to dinner” text I’d already forgotten about him, and thought “Who’s so and so?” I had to log back into the dating site to check. I sort of sighed and texted back that I’d go. It took me about twenty minutes to decide if I actually felt like going on the date last night. I weighed my options since it was cold outside, but getting dinner when I didn’t have much to eat in my kitchen sounded good. I didn’t tell the date that I showed up because I was hungry. He seemed surprised that it was me when I said hello and I didn’t find out why. He looked exactly like his one and only photo. Again I felt a very non-intimidating vibe from him which I liked. Once on the topic of tattoos he wanted to know why I wasn’t surprised he didn’t have any and I explained my first impression of his innocence. He said that I might be surprised about him, but then a moment later added that I actually probably wasn’t that far off.
The check came and I offered to split it. Without a moment of hesitation he agreed. I mentally removed some points from him. He did ask me to dinner and pick the place, but I also did pressure him into getting a drink with me when he rarely drinks. Later, it felt cheap of me to remove the points, and unlike what I feel would be equal and acceptable on a date, but I suppose I’ve started to get spoiled again letting others treat me to dinners/drinks on dates. We got along and I’d see him again, but he’s not the type of guy you get really excited about. I’m not sure I could picture myself too romantically involved with him, especially physically. On my way home I thought about texting one of the other potential dates I’d pushed off until next week. I remembered I hadn’t added his number to my phone contacts yet, and figured it might be too weird to go on two dates in one night. As I walked in my front door, he actually texted me and I prepared to head back out if he was interested in getting a drink. He had plans, but asked me out for coffee the next day. So, this was my back-to-back date weekend…Stay tuned to hear about the other date!