I've been dating Joshua for about 2-3 weeks now. We've been on 4 dates and they've been really good. I really only have two things that bug me:
1) He talks and talks and talks and talks. To the point that I'm done with my dinner and he's barely touched his. Which is fine, I'll just sit here and drink my wine while you eat and chatter at me. I've dealt with it for 36 years with my mom and 34 with my sister. I've had a lot of practice.
2) He holds his fork like a barbarian! He's 37 and I'm not sure I will be able to change that but I suppose I could just not look at his hands when he eats.
On the plus side, at least he doesn't hum when he eats. I never thought that would be criteria but HOLY HELL that shit is annoying.
This past Saturday we went to a local Jewish museum and then dinner. The museum was quite interesting, if a bit cold. While there I ran into someone I worked with. And SERIOUSLY! it took me 5 minutes to introduce him because as I'm making conversation with my work pal I'm thinking in my head,
"Ok, you have to introduce him. Do we say friend? Boy friend? Date? HOLY FUCK, what's his name? Jeff? No, no, it is a J name. John? Wait! It's Josh. Yes! Do it now! Introduce him."
It was a huge moment of panic. And, don't get me wrong, I completely know his name, it was just being put on the spot and being the first time I've had to introduce him to someone.
But I think it wasn't noticed cause we went to dinner and then made out for a couple of hours.
The date was almost 12 hours long!! Who does that on the 4th date? It's practically a whole day. I'm not complaining, it was fun and nice. But I don't think I've ever had a 12 hour date this early.
I also had a small moment of panic when he said, "I googled you and I found a page about you." I thought he had found this blog but no. He actually found a science site that keeps track of my papers. But my thought was why tell me this? I don't tell guys I google them or look on FB for them. Just be cool, pretend you don't know I'm a "famous" scientist, and act surprised when I show you my mind blowing papers.