Thursday, April 22, 2010
A Solid "A"
It was about as good as a first date can get.
He brought me flowers (see pic).
He brought a very nice bottle of wine for us to share. (He even made sure the waitress always filled my glass first--major points!)
Conversation flowed easily, laughs came readily and there weren't really any awkward silences.
He forgave my (very slight) tardiness and my drowned-rat appearance.
He was an eHarmony virgin, too--we were each other's first!
He was nicely dressed, sufficiently sarcastic and saw a respectable sampling of "new wave" bands back in the day (even though now he considers himself a country music guy).
We teetered on the tightrope of potentially polarizing political talk, but easily navigated into the open waters of tolerance.
He grew up in Utah, but never in the predominant religion.
When he asked me what would be an instant deal-breaker with a match sent to me on eHarmony I answered, "If they wanted kids and if they didn't drink." His answer: "I'll drink to that!" followed by the clinky-clinky of our our wine glasses, the sparkle in our eyes and the laugh in my throat.
He didn't ask me to pay (I didn't even feel the need to offer!).
He walked me to my car.
He asked me to let him know I made it home safely and gave me a very nice hug goodbye. No awkward "do we kiss now or what?" moment.
It was nice.
Score one for eHarmony...or, rather, Terri! (Damn you both!)