Monday, May 9, 2011

Good date or what?

I went on a date Friday night. I wasn't very enthusiastic; he'd chosen a movie, which is a tough first date. We'd been emailing, but I was a little skeptical how much we'd have in common once we were chatting face to face.

We met about 30 minutes before the movie started. It was a popular new release, so we had to wait on line, and then get seated early, which gave us some time to talk. Perfectly enjoyable conversation, not at all awkward. The movie was good, and when we left the theater, he asked if I'd like to stop in the nearby restaurant and get a drink. Then, he changed that to getting a table - so we did.

We talked for two hours. About work, vacations, families...everything. Turns out, we went to the same high school (he's younger and graduated three years behind me). Oddly enough - he was at the lock & key party I attended a couple months back.

We grew up in the same area, we had a bunch of stuff in common and loads to talk about. He kept the conversation going and was laughing and smiling and making eye contact. We're both working day jobs as a way to pay the bills - while we do what we really like to do on the side. We've both joined the meetup group as a way to meet more people, make friends, find dates, etc. We both like sci fi and fantasy and movies, and museums, and traveling and family is important to both of us.

Is it just me, or does this sound like the date was going really well?


  1. Sounds like it, but...sometimes too much in common makes me wonder.

  2. I know what you mean. In this case, we had enough in common to keep the conversation flowing, but I think we're different enough that we could each teach/introduce things to the other, if we kept spending time together. Of course, that's nearly impossible to tell from a first date, but that was the impression I got.

  3. Sounds like things are off to a good start. There's nothing worse that finding out you have nothing to talk about on the first date. Now, if you can keep up the great conversation on the second date, I'd say this could be a winner :)

  4. I don't think it's about what we think.

    What you feel is much more important...

  5. derryX - I definitely thought it was going well. Sometimes, though - I misjudge. When I do, I always wonder - was he really sending mixed signals, or was I just misreading and seeing what I wanted to see?

    It's like a theme in my life. :)

    We'll see.

  6. I missed this yesterday, so I'm excited to read it now because I have been dying to hear about how your Friday night date went! Off to read part two ...