Had drinks tonight with Three-Letter-Man (TLM) in a loungy bar. I'm very much in two minds about him: he was quite interesting, rather charming and had very sexy lips -- somewhat reminded me of my adorable high school boyfriend. And yet... there's something holding me back.
It's always flattering when you realize someone is really into you... before I knew it, we were sitting closer and closer on the couch, and he would occasionally caress my hair... and eventually, we were kissing. He was a good kisser, quite sensual. And he was generous with the flattery, not at all in a smarmy way.
He walked me home, asked to come inside "for just five minutes". I told him maybe another time.
I think one factor that may be holding me back (NOT just from letting him inside my apartment... never a good idea on a first date!) is that he's not from this country (but has been been living here half his life). I tend to gel most with other native New Yorkers -- we just seem to "get" each other a bit more.
Saying that -- we said we'd get together again later this week, but didn't set a day.
UPDATE: he called me today -- the next day -- to say that he had a really nice time. The main reason he called again so quickly is because he wouldn't be able to call again til later in the week, after Passover. He's coming on strong... a bit too strong... vamos a ver.
This is quite telling: as soon as I was home, I was more excited to see that I had gotten an e-mail from AdMan than I was about the guy I had just been kissing moments before.
Yeah -- must be careful about getting too excited about someone I haven't even met yet, no matter how great the e-mail banter has been! Fantasy can be quite a powerful thing... !
Foodie Man update: I'm annoyed with him, and have a feeling he may be out of the picture. After calling Friday afternoon, he said he'd call back the next day to discuss getting together over the weekend. Never heard back from him. Just as well -- I think the cons outweighed the pros on him (yes, I made a list). While he told me on our last date that my (clothed) breasts looked "spectacular" (thanks to the "good" bra and cute sweater -- see CJ for more info on the good bra!)... that was the only compliment of the night. Guys, if you're going to compliment a woman's breasts, at least use that as an addendum to a "nice smile" or "great hair"!
Weight Watchers update: this was my third day in a row of sticking with WW points (ie, eating super-healthy) as well as having a good workout (aching hamstrings as proof). I'm really doing this, feeling very optimistic! (however, to be on the safe side, I wore all black on tonight's date)