Monday, March 2, 2009

Match.com Mondays- Week 5

So this week I had 2 dates with the same guy- witty guy. I liked this guy because of his witty emails and when we moved to phone conversations he kept me laughing.

Our first date was on Tuesday. We planned to meet at a place right up the road from me and we were both excited because they have the best fish tacos ever! We were supposed to meet at “7:30ish” and I was really worried when I hadn’t heard anything from him at 7:25! I called and he was already there (apparently I didn’t get his text! Remember last week’s miscommunication that made me go on a date at 10 pm? Yeah, that was a missed text too! I think AT&T is trying to sabotage my dating life!)

When I got there it was way crowded. Apparently Tuesday night was trivia night and there weren’t going to be any tables available anytime soon. We stood around going ummm for a little bit and then decided to try a place up the street.

The conversation was pretty good and overall the date went well. One kind of crazy moment was as I was drinking my Blue Moon, he asked me what was in a Blue Moon. Like he thought it was a mixed drink! I said “Ummm, well it’s a beer.” He must have felt pretty stupid because he brought that comment up on our second date. Apparently he isn’t a drinker.

For our second date we went to see Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday. (Finally a non-week night date! WooHoo!) The movie was EXCELLENT! This time the hype was right- you should definitely put that movie on your must see list.

As far as the date, I would describe as awkward at best. He even admitted when he called last night, that he thought I was never going to talk to him again after that. It was just weird. There were lots of weird moments and the worst part was we had no plan for after the movie. We ended up going to Starbucks. The conversation was just weird. We seem to be compatible sometimes, and then at other times I’m like “What? Who is this guy?”

But he’s nice and he likes me so we tentatively have something set up for Friday.

It’s been a month on match and the winks etc. have slowed down. I decided to reset my “who’s viewed me count” to zero and update my profile with some new pictures to mix it up a bit.

Overall, I would not say I enjoy internet dating. It is a lot of work. The guys I’ve met haven’t impressed me very much. They all seem very lazy about this whole thing. Maybe I have been spoiled, but I feel like some effort should be put into a date on the guy’s part, other than whipping out his credit card. I want sparks. I want romance. I want to go on a date with someone I know I like.

Oh well, for now I guess I’ll just keep on trucking.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I have been thinking about trying internet dating but it DOES sound like a lot of work. At least you're trying it though - at this point I don't even have the guts to sign up.

Angela said...

I saw Slumdog Millionaire on a first date with this new guy I'm seeing--isn't it good?!

Keep trucking, like you said. There are so many people online--he's out there somewhere.

GinSpaghetti said...

I'm so glad you posted, I'd forgotten your blog link! In my reader now...

So this date... sounds like he could just be really inexperienced. I assume he's cute though! Good luck with him. I hope Slumdog stays in the theatre for another two weeks... too much going on!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I totally keep forgetting to go to your blog Susan, I'm so sorry! I didn't know you were internet dating. Yay! I'm so happy. That is how Jer and I met, and of course we have our issues, but 8 years and going strong, I think that says something. (what exactly I don't know)Anyway, I am positive you will meet the perfect guy for you. You are too sweet not to find the perfect guy. In the meantime, I know a single guy from work... not to deter you from the internet dating, but you know diversify, right. hehe. I'll email you more info ok.

hugs,
Jennifer