Not thirty seconds after I hit send, my phone rang. I didn't pick up, but he called me multiple, multiple times last night. Finally, at about 9:30 (12:30 his time) I received a three page message from him, listing everything that we have in common. He then cut and pasted some of the things I'd written to him earlier, and used those to let me know how I'd deceived him and led him to believe that I was attracted to him and that we would be a couple.
Shortly after that, he called again and left a long and rambling voicemail. I deleted it without really listening, but the general gist is that he thinks I'm running away because I'm scared of being hurt.
To be honest, I am a little scared, but I think it'll be OK. He doesn't know my last name, or where I live. He doesn't have my email address. Although he has my phone number, it is unlisted. My name doesn't come up on call display. I am hoping that his voicemail last night was the last hoorah. If it's not, and if he continues to call, I'll have a friend who is with the RCMP give him a call and tell him to stand down.
And in other news, I will be meeting somebody else for coffee tomorrow. He first contacted me just before I started to get a whiff of the East Coast guy's craziness; otherwise I don't know if I'd have the nerve to do this. While I am determined to withhold any judgement until I've met him in person, I don't see any red flags.
This guy is quiet and a little shy. He works in the aviation industry (as a tech, not a pilot). He has recently taken up riding lessons and is loving it so much that he leased a horse. He's also got an old dog, who he loves openly and worries about. There's something about animal lovers that make me trust them that much more, but I'm still being careful. A friend of mine knows where we'll be and when. I've arranged to text her before and after we meet, and she'll check in if she doesn't hear from me in a reasonable amount of time.