Over the past month or two I've helped an old friend get back into the dating game. Just offering advice when asked and encouragement when needed. I did set down 3 kind of rules...
1) Don't get drunk/drunkish.
2) Try to keep first date to 2 hours or so.
3) don't make out on first date.
After the first date it's a free for all.
Hmmm, if only I could follow my advice.
This weekend I had a first date with Kaleb. Match sends recommended profiles once a day via email, and he was in one of them. I had passed on him even though we had a lot in common. Grad degree, liberal, agnostic and same interest. He was also very attractive. There was one problem, he didn't want anymore children as he had 3 already. I, myself, am not sure I want them either but I would at least like the option. So, I passed.
A couple of days later I received a wink and an email from him and I thought I'd give it a go. Maybe there was some wiggle room on the no children, maybe there wasn't and he was such a great guy I wouldn't care. Plus, we did have a lot in common. Kaleb and I met up for drinks this past Saturday evening and after 2 hours were still in deep conversations. We then had pizza in Little Italy and another round of drinks. Four and a half hours later the conversations were still flowing and the electricity was palpable. One thing led to another and he......stayed over.......in the spare room. But, I still broke all 3 first date rules!!
On the plus side, we're still talking, have agreed that it was the best 1st date for both of us, and are in talks for a second. My schedule at the moment is making it difficult, I'm out of town for the next 2 weekends and he lives about 45 minutes away. I am willing to make the drive, so we'll see how that goes.
Side note, Awkward Italian Guy (see awkward date in RECAP, Sept 5) is still awkward. I went out with him yesterday (2nd date) and it was just off. I think I'm going to shelve him.