That’s how I felt about my date last week. And I’m really bummed about it.
This was someone I’d met online weeks ago. But because of the holidays (he was traveling) we didn’t have a chance to meet until a few days ago. Yeah, that sounds familiar. What can I say?
Anyway, I was SO looking forward to meeting this guy. He was nearly perfect on paper. But not too perfect, if you know what I mean.
He seemed a great match for me intellectually/professionally, as he works in the tech sector and I have always gotten along well with science/techie guys. Lots of similar hobbies/shared interests. All good stuff. In fact, I even rescheduled some work plans I had for that day to work around his schedule.
But then we met, and something was just odd. It wasn’t a physical appearance thing. It was something just OFF. First, he didn’t make eye contact with me for most of the date. And he sat in this odd position so that his elbows were on the table and his hands were covering his mouth, the effect of which was that I couldn’t hear him very well. I kept asking him to repeat himself, but he didn’t take the hint.
Ugh. Maybe I should’ve waited a few more days to write this, as I’m still really annoyed about this. I was REALLY looking forward to meeting this guy. And it was such a bizarre date. The whole time I kept thinking, there’s got to be something I can do to salvage this, and you’re being judgmental. But no. There was nothing I could really do.
The oddest thing was, as we were leaving he gave me this weird pat on the arm. Like he was trying to physically connect but didn’t want to either shake my hand or attempt to hug me. So instead he gave me a pat on the arm. Very OFF.
Oh well, another day another date. And they can’t all be good ones.
Tags: first date, guy