Thursday, September 18, 2008

Betraying my mission-

So, I know I'm supposed to be putting up stories of bad dating, but hey- it's my blog and I'll do what I want! :-p

I actually had a good time last night though with a guy I met on eharmony. I admit, when he first contacted me last spring I totally ignored him because in his pictures he looked like one of my sisters' asshole exes. (In person, he was totally cute... well, IMHO, anyways.)

But eharmony was having a promotion, and when I rejoined he contacted me again. This time I figured, ok- I'll give him a shot. I went into it with low expectations... (Hey! I used to get excited for these coffee dates, but my success rate (2/20ish or so) is not so hot!)

Well, I made a very bad first impression! I was with a colleague and lost track of time... I was supposed to meet this guy at Borders at 7 and didn't get out of the office until 7:07pm. OOPS! I wouldn't have blamed him if he'd left! Glad he didn't!

We had a great conversation, it flowed easily, no awkward quiet moments, we connected on a lot of issues... he displayed strong feminist sympathies(!)... Totally into start trek... (Yes, I went there! But he totally agrees with me that the episode where Picard turns into Locutus and there's the battle of Wolf 359 is the best episode ever!... ;-p Geekdom! Awesome!) Shares my taste in terrible movies... So, pretty good time all around...

Of course, in my mind, I'm turning everything that was said over and over again trying to pinpoint all the things that are wrong with him...

Give me a few dates. I'm sure I'll find something! ;-p

We did make tenative plans to go see a movie we'd talked about. We'll see if the follow-up story is (good or) bad enough to make it to this blog!


arf said...

In the long run people see what they want to see - so you'll wind up finding something wrong with him if that's what you're looking for.

Give him a fair shot since you seem to have similar interests and you think he's cute.

Hypatia said...

Good Advice!