Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Nice Surprise

Saturday I had a date with yet another guy from JDate. We had spoken on the phone a few times (all good conversations) and emailed as well (also awesome and funny), but for some reason, on the way there I was dreading the date. I was expecting him to be just like most of the other guys I've met from JDate...nice online but a complete dumbass/jerk/sketch/awkward guy in person.

We meet at my favorite bar (Oh, EG how I heart you so), so even if the date sucks I know I will have good drinks, and he actually doesn't look like his picture. He looks better. Hmmmm, this could be a start....

He's funny. Like, really funny. So funny that I totally don't realize that the time is flying by ( we ended up being there for about 6 hours). He knows tons of movie references (and is equally impressed when I know them as well). He is well spoken, has an interesting sense of humor, and seems to be (gasp!) fairly normal.

The best part of the night: We were talking about the boundaries people set up for a first date about what they will or won't do with a person, and I was saying that I could kiss him but then if he didn't call me for a second date that I'd be annoyed, but if we didn't kiss and he did or didn't call me it would be no harm no foul. So, maybe 10 minutes later, he picks up his phone and says, "I'm so sorry, but will you excuse me while I...this is really important". I think he's checking his voicemail, when I hear "Hey Maggie, it's Ethan...I just wanted to ask you out on another date, but you are apparently busy, which is why you aren't picking up your phone, so just give me a call when you get this. I had a lot of fun tonight, and I hope you got home safe. Okay, talk to you soon."

Needless to say, we did kiss. And there will be a second date (not sure when, but it will happen).