It only took three months for John and I to go out on our first date… and guess what?? I’m not sure if it was worth the wait…
John and I were set up by a typical Dallas soccer mom. She and I met at a networking event after work and she asked if she could give my number to her neighbor’s son, John.
John was described as good-looking, hard-working and an all-around good catch. Given her high esteem of the guy, why wouldn’t I let her set us up? I mean, she knew all about me from our five minute conversation prior to her asking, so of course she had to be the ultimate matchmaker!
John sent me a text one of the days following the event, and then, soon after added me on facebook. He continued to text me until probably a month ago when he just stopped. But then, randomly, he started to text me again and sent me a few photos of his dog saying “Scooby says hello.” Or “Wanna play ball?” (Note: we had not met in person at this point, so I hadn’t I met his dog) Rather odd, wouldn’t you say?
Finally after two and a half months of texting off and on, we finally get something on the books to meet in person. It was for dinner and drinks at TABC in Uptown. He said that I could pick the place, but then when I picked TABC, he complained that it was too far to walk from his apartment (he only lives a few blocks farther from TABC than I do).
Before the date he said that he wasn’t going to be able to change out of his work clothes, so I told him that I would stay in my work clothes as well. But when I get there, he was just wearing jeans and boots, and I was in my pencil skirt and stilettos from work—just a tad overdressed. At least I looked good!
After having a drink at TABC, we started to look at the menu. John said that it was weird to have sushi and hamburgers listed on the same menu, so we closed our tab and walked over to the Nodding Donkey. So much for letting me pick the place.
Other than the odd characteristics of his personality, I was surprisingly comfortable around John. We laughed and joked like we were old friends. He has a great sense of humor and knows how to have a laid back conversation. I didn’t feel pressured at all during our date and I didn’t feel like we had built up expectations after almost three months of texting. It did however take him seven days to ask me out again… So now I’m wondering if he’s worth my time. Surely if he was at all interested, he would have followed up sooner. One more date can’t hurt, right?