I have to say all in all I was very pleased with my semi blind date. Not too shabby at all. And I would definitely go out with him again. Major points for my drunk self reeling this one in.
Yes - I got there earlier, which lead me drinking at the bar by myself for 10 minutes, which wasn't all that bad. And the date was on time - 6:30 on the dot, he showed. And boy, did he show.
He's not off the charts hot. But he is super cute. He has really pretty eyes, a great body - even though I think his arms are too skinny for his muscular build, and he has a shaved head.
Making him the fool that was very upset with me for not taking him up on the shot he bought me the night we met.
Ready, set, date...
He is an IT Engineer. (Check)
He is 27.
He was born in Phoenix (Check), raised in Oklahoma (Check), and is brand new to Dallas.
He also is in the National Coast Guard Reserves. (Check) (Check)
He is very cultured (is that a word?) - when he graduated high school he decided to roam Germany, Switzerland, and France with nothing better to do than just live. (Check)
He claims he is a country boy; but when he was being raised in Oklahoma he herded cow. To me, that makes him a cowboy (Check) and not a country boy. Those are two different things, no? And from the moment he announced he used to rope cattle, all I could do was picture him with a cowboy hat on (which is hot) till the end of the date.
He answered his cell phone (not a check) and his roomie came over to join us (which I so think he came over to get his scope of the situation)
He paid (Check) which I didn't expect him to at all especially when I had 6 margaritas and a quesadilla to soak them all up. Word.
At the end of the date I drove him a couple block to meet up with his roomie who had headed to a different bar after sizing up our situation.
He has a very odd work schedule - 4 days on, 4 days off - but this up coming week he is taking over a vacationing co-worker's schedule as well so he is 10 days on. Boo. He gave me a hug and told me it might not be for another week that I hear from him. Huh?!?!
Should that be warning that he was not that interested? And I bored him, like I did the French man - which would lead me to believe that I am a very boring date :( BOO.
Or should I be okay that he actually told me a timeframe in which I would next hear from him?
The date went well in my opinion. And I would so go out with him again. I think the fact that it ended in no kiss is a VERY good sign.
Call me a wee bit old fashion but I believe that you have to lead up to that kiss and that a kiss on the 1st date is not all that. It can be nice (because let me tell you I will be kissing BFF, first date or not at any next time he or I lean in for it. What? Did you really think we were going to get through a whole post without mention of BFF? And that just because I went on a date with someone other than BFF, that he would not be mentioned? HA HA HA HA. Nah - y'all should know me, by now)
There it is. My semi-blind date.