So last night’s date was full of surprises. Most of them good.
He’s SO an old picture guy. He’s the same weight, but his hair is significantly more gray and a totally different style. I think gray hair can be totally hot, btw. In fact, I think he was way more attractive in person than in his pictures. I was just annoyed at how old the pics were. I mean, I guess it’s possible that he’s gone completely gray in the last couple of months. But just not plausible.
I feel like a broken record – guys with old pics are so much the norm that I no longer hold it against them. But I like guys with old pics less than guys with new pics. Because lets face it, it’s a form of deception. And deception just ain’t cool. Plus, if you’re a hot guy (which he is) why would you not update your pictures? Alright, I know the answer to that. He just doesn’t give a shit about the whole online dating thing.
Anyway, we hit it off really well. In a way that I don’t right away with too many guys. We were very “friendly”. I could actually see us being introduced to him at some friend’s party and us hanging out and having a couple of drinks. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t doubt that we know some of the same people.
It was a short date. And as I mentioned, there were surprises. We met in my neighborhood. He asked where I lived and I’m pretty comfortable giving out my ‘hood as it’s a big geographical area. He said he lived close by. Well it turns out he lives more than close by. He lives exactly 2 blocks from me. 2 blocks. I’m not exaggerating. That’s almost too close for comfort. Or really cool, if we end up dating. I haven’t decided.
At about the 50 minute mark I caught him checking his watch. He quickly apologized for doing so and explained that he had someplace to be (he gave me very specific details – which I’ll exclude from this telling of the story). So he came to the date with an out. I can respect that. I do that sometimes. But I can’t remember the last time someone did that to me. But then he apologized for having to leave and asked if I’d see him again so… I think there’ll be another date.
Tags: first date, nyc, old pics, Online dating