... a guy contacted me through the dating site a week or so ago. We chatted a little, but only on a very superficial level. He said he wasn't comfortable talking online until he met me in person and asked right away if I'd meet him for coffee. I thought it was a bit premature, and a little odd that he wasn't willing to exchange emails or chat first, so I put him off. I was also legitimately busy through work, so made him wait until last night.
We didn't talk all week. Honestly, I almost forgot about our coffee date, and then when I remembered I wondered if we were still on despite the silence... then I realized yesterday afternoon that I'd been eating dal for three days and probably smelled like curry. Oops.
I told a friend where I was going, and off I went. He was nice. A little shy, I think, and quite soft spoken. He's a prof at the local college, which is why he hadn't wanted to talk to me online until he saw me in person. He was afraid of being punked by one of his students, which I'm not sure if that's happened before, or if he was just trying to prevent it.
Either way, it went well enough. I didn't see stars or hear any bells ringing, but he seems like a good, solid guy. 90 minutes went by quickly enough. It was nice to meet somebody who doesn't work in oil and gas, and who can't in any way be considered a red neck. (I think you need to live in this area to understand that last statement.) He asked if I'd go out with him again and I said yes but we didn't make any immediate plans. I guess I'll have to wait and see if this goes anywhere.
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