I’ve been single for about 15 months now. I’ve gone out on a fair number of first dates and really did not have any bad experiences. Until this week.
Within five minutes, I knew that I wanted out. Immediately. Looks were fine. She was probably at least as cute as her photos. What I was not prepared for was a complete and utter lack of substance. The date format went like this:
Me: Question 1
Her: Answer 1
Me: Question 2
Her: Answer 2
This continued on the entire time. Almost no questions in my direction and no back and forth conversation. Yes, she was nervous but come on. Try a little. It was PAINFUL. Also, I did not enjoy the wine.
I’m good at vetting dates. I may have to revisit my protocol, though, as this one slipped through the cracks. It wasn’t the worst experience but it was a waste of a free night, two hours and I paid. Now I’m free tonight and all I want to do is lie down on my couch because I’ve been going non-stop all week.
The good news is last night was date number two with a different girl. This girl I can hang with. Five hours, no lull in conversation and plans for this weekend. Also, she’s super cute and my type.