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|Sun, 11-08-2009 - 8:42pm|
Here's a new take on meeting on the Internet.
A few weeks ago,a young man saw my photo and info on the dating site and contacted me, wanting to introduce me to a former b.f. of his mom's. Yeah, you read this right. So it sounded cute, very cute. This is a meet *cute* even though we haven't yet met.
So we write a couple times and then decide to talk. He calls and it's friendly; the guy has an accent, fine by me, I've always liked International guys anyway. Ten minutes into the talk he asks what I'd like to do. "Meet today, tomorrow, what would you like to do?" I'm thinking this is good, he doesn't want to keep emailing or phone-talking so I tell him I'm free on Wednesday, two days away.
He cuts the convo a bit short, saying we'll talk again, take care, that sort of thing. I don't expect to hear from him again, plus I'm confused about the potential meeting, can't figure out why he's even brought it up if he didn't plan on following through. Stranger things have happened, as everyone on this board knows. I didn't dwell on whether or not he'd call back.
He calls today, asks if I'm willing to meet this week. Then says he even would like to meet today, Sunday, but I seem rather busy. I don't even respond to that one. Instead, ask him about his work, we haven't really discussed that and he wanted to know what I do too.
"Well, I'm between jobs now," he says and I'll admit it, I'm thinking oh, no, not another one without a job.
I need to preface this post by saying I am thankful and I mean it! that I have a job. I'm not putting down anyone who doesn't and whenever I meet someone who's "between jobs" my mind is racing, wondering what it would be like to be terrified and in that position.
He says if he doesn't find a job it's ok, he can ride his bike and bake cookies. He seems cool with the situation. So, who knows.
And who knows why he's so back and forth about meeting. I was rather eager in the beginning, because of the cute introduction.
Now I think this guy has sucked all of the spontaneous charm out of the whole, what was once special, situation.
Just curious what you think out there. My meeting or not meeting him just may depend on how convenient everything turns out for me. Yes, me, this one's all about me.