And we’re going out to dinner.
Now, anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while will know that this is something I NEVER do (notice the caps, bold and underline). I’m a let’s-meet-for-drinks gal. Or maybe coffee. Or a walk in the park. Something quick, cheap and easy so I can leave quickly if the guy turns out to be a total ass.
But… this is the way I’ve played the game for years. And for years I’ve felt the rule served me well. But maybe it hasn’t? I don’t know. All I know is that I’m not so fabulous and perfect that I can’t admit that maybe I’ve been wrong. Maybe the right response, when a man asks you out to dinner (and you want to meet him) is to say, “Yes”. Instead of, “Could we make it drinks, instead“.
So this guy, tonight – is also a guy I might have said no to a couple of years ago. Attractive, smart as hell, funny, but a bit too metrosexual/fashionable for my taste (I’ve always found that I don’t mesh well with men who like to shop). However, I decided to go for it because of all of his good qualities. And then he was amazing about the whole making-the-date process. He asked me where I’d be at 7pm tonight. I told him the neighborhood. He then selected one of the better (not most expensive, just better) restaurants in the ‘hood and suggested we meet there.
As I’ve mentioned before, I dig a guy with good planning skills.
So that’s it. I have a dinner date tonight. It might suck and reaffirm my belief in the rule, but at least I’ll be at an awesome restaurant in my ‘hood.
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