I twittered about most of this (twittering – so bizarre), btw.
I was starting to get annoyed with the freelancer. We spoke briefly last night and left it that we were going to have dinner tonight. No where or when. We were going to speak sometime today to confirm the details. That kind of thing annoys me. I prefer it when a guy asks me out with a complete plan, e.g., “How’d you like to go out to dinner Friday night? Is ____ OK with you? Great. How about 7:30?” As of 3pm today we still had no set plans.
So, I texted him and after a few awkward back and forths we had our plans. We were meeting at 7:30 and so I had time to run home and change after work (And attempt to do something with my hair. It was such a bad hair day.).
So, he’s a bad dater but in a very sweet way. I can’t actually remember the last time I met a guy who was so genuinely uncomfortable on a date. But he’s easy to talk to and holds up his end of the conversation well. I actually can’t figure out why he’s so uncomfortable, he’s cute and smart and successful – all the good stuff. Just no confidence.
After dinner we went for a walk. It was a beautiful night. Here’s a pic.
We walked for about 30 minutes and then it seemed silly to walk anymore. It was pretty clear that he wasn’t going to make any attempt to kiss me or even hold my hand. I hopped in a cab and came home, first telling him what a great time I had. And I meant it.
He sent me a lovely email just a few minutes ago. He said I looked fetching. There’ll definitely be a third date.
Tags: bad date, good date, guy, home, nyc, Twitter