Last night I had a date with M, who I had spoken to on the phone a little over a week ago. We had tried to schedule something sooner but this was the night that worked. M was nice enough to let me pick a place in my neighborhood so I wouldn't have to schlep too far. So I picked a nice wine bar a few blocks from my place and was ready to go!
All day I was not feeling too excited about this date. Just to recap a bit, most of the dates I go on aren't what we would call successful. Not to mention the fact that it had been about a million degrees this summer and I don't like to be hot, it just puts me in a funk. Beyond that I spent the whole day at work wondering what I am doing there (for those who don't know I really hate my job). So needless to say I was kind of feeling a little wenchy about the whole date thing.
M got there before I did and was waiting outside and I have to admit he is much cuter in person than his Jdate photos. We walked in, took a seat at a corner table and after that it was just so easy! He made me laugh, I made him laugh, the conversation just flowed simply. We ordered a bunch of tapas and an delicious bottle of wine. Everything was just so lovely that three and a half hours later we were still sitting there being given complimentary glasses of champagne from the manager. We talked about everything from sports to our families to college days. I really had such a great time which was totally unexpected given my mood earlier in the day. By the end of the night he was holding my hand across the table and we both were a little sad it was so late and we had to go. We walked out of the place and after a little awkwardness there was a small (small) smooch. We both said we had fun and he asked if I would like to get together again. Obviously I said yes, but there was no set date or confirmed plans.
So, what do you think? I mean I know the date went well, and I am going to send him a little message today saying thanks again and that I had fun. Was not setting something up then and there a bad sign? Either way, as I was telling my accomplice earlier, if nothing happens, I still had fun. And she pointed out that even if nothing happens it has reinstilled my faith that there a few good guys out there.