So… I may have a date on Sunday. A DINNER date even! The only reason I say “may” is that I will forever be skeptical until it really happens, although this guy seems on the up and up.
Unlike the last one.
I don’t know if you all recall, but a guy asked me out on a date a few months back– in like November I think. He seemed fairly interested and we set up a time to meet for drinks. Which he cancelled at the last minute as he was called out of town on a work emergency.
Ok, so that’s … excusable I suppose. He continued to express interest and even promised me dinner when he got back. And then he basically ghosted my ass.
I reached out a few more times, joking about how he was going to owe me a really good dinner now– with no response.
At this point I’m assuming that he died in a fiery crash or is laying in a military hospital with amnesia or something. I mean, why else would he dis me so hard?
So back to this new guy. I’m hopeful but naturally a bit trepidatious, even more so as this is another OK Cupid date.
(Remember I’ve had two other OK Cupid dates: one was a nice guy, no chemistry and the other was that Russian racist kid that led to the most uncomfortable date I’ve ever been on.)
I’m trying to put myself out there more and open myself to the idea of going on dates. Not just “dates” (where the quotes mean an hour long date in my bedroom). Which is where OK Cupid comes in, as it is free and not as much a hookup app as Scruff, Grindr, Growlr, Jack’d……
On paper (aka digital social dating media self description) this guy seems very promising. He lives in a suburb, is well educated and travelled, he’s musical and artsy and seems to have a good deal going on upstairs. Plus, his pictures show that his look is ever-changing and fun.
So we’ll see.
Right now I’ve been tasked with choosing the restaurant for dinner… and I’m stressing. I need a place that isn’t fancy, but isn’t fast food, isn’t too expensive yet not too pedestrian, is quiet and private enough to allow for a decent conversation and that serves drinks.
And my gosh– whatever am I going to WEAR?!?