So last night’s date was as lame as I feared it might be. If I had any sense at all I would’ve just cancelled (Here’s the background info – we met online and made plans to go out via email but it was just a date and time. No place. I HATE that. I don’t like to wing it on first dates. And the guy was just being ultra lame about coming up with a plan).
The “plan” was to meet on a street corner and that meant standing in the rain and texting him to let him know that I was there and where was he. He was on the opposite corner, waiting for me. It was raining so hard that we couldn’t see each other across the busy street. So I crossed the street to his side and we said our hellos and he just stood there and asked me where I wanted to go. Since it was raining I suggested we go to the very nearest place (which happens to be loud and overcrowded but there weren’t many choices for blocks) and, oh yeah, he didn’t have an umbrella. Lame, right?
Things went downhill from there. I’m not even going to bother going into details. Suffice it to say that I didn’t enjoy our coversation and was getting ready to say goodnight when he excused himself to go to the men’s room. I figured I’d say goodbye as soon as he got back. And then, the first words out of his mouth when he returned were, “you’re really cute”.
Alright, it’s always nice to get a compliment (especially if you’ve been feeling a little low lately). But I didn’t want one from him. Especially not at that moment. I found it impossible to blow him off right after receiving a compliment. So I said thank you and ended up staying and talking another 30-40 minutes. Ugh.
I eventually did make my excuses and the date was over and that was the end of that. Except that it wasn’t. He’s already asked me out again, so I’ll have to reject him now. Lovely.
Anyway, it’s my own damn fault. I was already not feeling it when he couldn’t come up with a plan the night before. When will I ever learn?
Tags: bad date, compliment, first date, rejection