I set out from home – newly showered, hair washed, small amount of make up applied and prettily dressed and feeling somewhat nervous!!
Arrived at the venue on time. I am an ‘on time’ sort of person really and I didn’t think it would be good to be late – or early for that matter!
“Mr Friday” was already there – so a plus point. It’s quite a strange thing this blind dating isn’t it. What on earth do you talk about. That first 30 seconds when you sum the person up at speed. Their mannerisms, how they look, so much is decided in those first initial moments only to be changed and modified as the evening progresses.
My initial reaction was to run!! I don’t know why – I just wanted to bolt! However – being a kindly and polite soul – I didn’t!! But I did stick to drinking water all evening!! Don’t ask me what that has to do with anything – it just seemed important that I told you that – dear reader!!
So we progressed to dinner and chatted away about lots of things. Though I don’t really feel I needed to learn quite so much about his ex – but he still works with her and he did the breaking up bit. So well done her I suppose.
But I felt very guarded about telling him much about me. I felt I had to be oh so careful about what I ‘gave away’. OK I probably said more than I think I did but I kept very quiet about where I actually live, who I work for….. I just didn’t feel I wanted to divulge very much!!
We must have got along quite well as we didn’t leave the pub until 10.30 – so that was 2 1/2 hrs of chat!
All was OK until we left when he asked for a hug and Wow did I react – and no, dear reader, not positively!! I froze. Big time!!
A quick peck on the cheek would have been fine. Just DON’T ASK!
So good to get out and be bought dinner!! And I have no idea if I want to see him again or not. Of course – surprising as I am sure you’d all agree – he may not want to see me again!! Though that, of course, is hard to believe!!
Thanks for ‘watching over me’ everyone.