It's been a fabulous week -- spent lots of time with Teen Crush. Actually, I think we were teetering on the edge of spending *too* much time together, but he’s about to go out of town for a week. I sensed that we both were trying to condense in as much together time as possible before then.
And, well, all these events kept popping up: in New York, it seems that you always have a friend whose band is playing, or is giving a reading, or is in a play in a little black box somewhere downtown. This week I happily accompanied TC to see his friend perform, and he came with me to a similar event for my friend -- both of us meeting the other's friends in the process. This can be quite daunting, the meeting of the friends, but in both cases it was as smooth as could be. Even fun. My friend e-mailed me the next day, saying she thought he was a cutie (he is indeed!) and that we looked great together (I agree!).
And when he mentioned his friend who I have to meet, who is coming to town in a few weeks? I mainly heard the “in a few weeks” part – a not-so-subtle suggestion that he sees this as a good thing that he’d like to continue – as I do. (if that didn’t come across already!)
UN update: FINALLY, after days of left messages, we had “the talk” today. Cute Jewess urged me NOT to use the old cliché of “you’re a great guy, but…”, and I took her advice. After some small talk about how busy each of our jobs has been lately, I finally asked if he had a moment to talk, then nervously launched into my speech: while I’ve had a fun time with him, I just wasn’t feeling the kind of connection I was looking for. His response: he was very sweet and gracious – said he totally understood, that it wasn’t the sort of thing you could make happen. A bit more small talk – “we should still meet up to go biking one of these days, if you like” – and that was that.
He’s about to go out of town as well – he has a fabulous lengthy vacation planned. I actually could see us staying friends. After all, I liked him as a person – I just didn’t really feel a romantic connection between us.
SO glad that’s out of the way! Good dating karma is important. Well... just good karma in general.