Dan arrived five minutes early and sat at the bar. It wasn’t too crowded at 8:00 pm. He looked a little older than his pictures, which I chalked up to him posting earlier pictures on the site.
He greeted me with a “Wow, you look great!” and a brief hug.
Although Dan is attractive, I still didn’t feel that instant chemistry. I had hoped that would change with time.
We grabbed Mexican-style drinks at the bar and moved to a table. Our conversation was slightly forced. His texting style was more verbose and fluid. Not what I was expecting.
After the idle chit chat about our kids and jobs we sat amused by a couple fighting at the bar. Newly engaged with a sparkling diamond on her ring finger, the girl was berating her drunk boyfriend about “having to deal with you.” His grand, drunken hand gestures only seemed to infuriate her more.
Dan and I decided to move to another bar and things became slightly more interesting. I remember discussions about our dreams and shared desire to not have more children. We also talked shop in our shared fields which was interesting.
Dan seemed to think our chemistry was in sync. I’m still not feeling it.
I’m willing to give it one last try. For all and intents and purposes, was a pretty banal date.