The message sat in my inbox for over a week before I opened it. I’d recognized the sender by his picture and was in no hurry to read what he had to say.
We had one really bad date. It must have been about 3 years ago because I was still at my old job, and well, I was single.
We met for coffee, late one afternoon, at a cute little place not too far from my office. The plan was for me to sneak out for an hour.
I remember that he was 20-25 minutes late and kept calling to yell (yell!) at me that I’d given him the wrong address (I hadn’t given him the wrong address). I thought about leaving, but it was pouring rain and I was in no rush to head out into the storm.
Eventually he got there and acknowledged that the address I gave him was right. He was just confused. And then, maybe 10 minutes into the date, the conversation got very inappropriate. I felt uncomfortable and left shortly after.
Anyway, here is the email:
Subject: Happy New Year
“youve aged wonderfully…your pics are more beautiful than i remember
you were my first online date…although i cant recall your name at the moment, ill always remember the meet with a combination of cringe and humour….
just out of an interesting longish relationship…stumbled upon your profile, smiled to myself, and had to say hello.
i hope all is well and you get off this damn site soon, for all the reasons you hope for.
Name of random guy
For what it’s worth, I had no idea that I was his first online date. That could explain how agitated and inappropriate he was.
I’ve been a lot of guys first online date. I guess I seem accessible and non-threatening?
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