Drinks tonight with the FOF / Friend of the Family -- it was a set-up by our parents, who became friends recently. You know those days where you're feeling really good about yourself? It was one of those -- I was wearing a new summer dress that showed some cleavage (but not too much), I had a bit of a tan, my hair came out just right... I was feeling quite cute and confident.
Overall, I thought HE was cute, charming, funny, well-mannered… I’d definitely go out with him again. But what did he think of me? Not so sure. We definitely had lots to talk about: the family connections, favorite TV shows, we're both map geeks... but maybe it was too buddy-ish?
When we left the bar, I pointed out a few local hotspots. He seemed impressed that I knew the area, and I mentioned that I was a great tour guide, and I’d be happy to give him a tour of another cool downtown area next time. I got the impression that he was trying to be vague about "next time". Kiss on the cheek goodnight.
This is what drives me crazy: if this had been a "normal" date 10 years ago (pre-internet dating) I'm sure we both would have thought this was a successful date, and I'd have no doubt that I'd see him again. But since he's a cute guy, with a zillion options out there? I just have a feeling I'm not going to hear from him again.
Here's the funny thing: after we were introduced by our parents via e-mail, I came across his online dating profile. And I realized I'd written to him prior to this introduction, weeks ago... and he never wrote back! I have no idea if he made the connection.
The waiting game begins -- as part of my new "playing-hard-to-get" campaign, I guess that means I need to wait for HIM to e-mail or call next. That sucks.