Just a quick post on my "date" yesterday. I thought there might be a few of you who would be interested in knowing how it turned out.
I got to the coffee place about 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled time to meet. I parked across the street and realized the shop looked really dark! When I walked over there to check, lo and behold, it was closed. I called new match guy (I'm going to abstain from a letter unless it goes further than a 1, 2, or maybe even a 3 date thing) to let him know. We were both kind of disappointed since that cafe got good reviews.
The good thing about this is that although we were in a downtownish area (I'm always kind of leary), there were other places open. We decided to go to a nearby Starbuck's in a mallish place. I ordered a cinnamon dolce lattee. Yummy! We sat looking over the river and bridge which was sort of romantic, though that was short-lasted with a bunch of loud kids pointing at the river, like they'd never seen one or something.
We chatted for a bit, just doing the whole "getting to know you" thing, talking about where we grew up, our families, jobs, dogs (he likes dogs yeah!), running, etc. We touched on a few what I'd call "taboo subjects, like religion but he seemed pretty open. These topics were brief which was good, because that type of thing can easily cause the date to be a disaster.
After that, we decided to see Avatar. I was quite curious, because I'd read a number of posts asking whether Avatar was making people depressed or even suicidal. I could see the depressed feeling of living in our society compared to the Na'vi, but suicidal? Umm, that seemed like a stretch. There was definitely a feel of "political-ness" in it with themes of deforestation and history of the settlers and natives long long ago. I also noted the thinness of the characters as I Hate to Weight and More wrote in her blog post. I think all the Na'vi people would all be considered underweight! Overall, I did enjoy the movie and found the whole connection with nature aspect moving. Gosh, I wish I could connect with a creature through my hair!
After that , we chatted and he walked me back to the car. I think generally speaking he seemed interested. I was pleasantly surprised as you can only get so much from an e-mail or phone call. Seeing someone face to face makes a big difference. I don't hold any big expectations o r anything, but he seems genuinely nice, caring, sensitive, is chivalrous, and has a sense of humor too. Sometimes, I wonder in this blog whether people think I have a sense of humor since I don't write particularly funny. I actually do have a sense of humor but it is more on the sarcastic side. I can throw good zingers though!
Anyway, so we'll see. There is another guy who I've been e-mailing a bit, but he's up in the air. I'll keep everyone posted on how this whole dating thing goes for me. It's seriously like exploring a foreign terrain.
Note--*I don't know if people ever used the labels to look at other posts, but I added a "related" posts right at the bottom of each post. It's set at 5 posts I believe. Anyway, it's there if anyone is interested.