How things went last night
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|Tue, 06-24-2003 - 9:34am|
At dinner, we talked a lot (mostly about politics, but this is DC, so that's not too unusual) and had a great time. The more I got to know him, the more I liked him, but I could see no sign of any interest from him that would lead me to believe he'd want anything beyond a friendship. After dinner we went back out to his car and found that it wouldn't start. So, as we sat and waited for the tow truck, we talked more about our attitudes towards going out to bars and clubs (which we both don't particularly like doing) and then about dating. He came right out and said that he doesn't want to date anyone right now and he just wants to spend time by himself. He knows that the job he'll be starting at the end of the year will send him somewhere else in the country and he doesn't want to get a few months into a relationship, only to have to move away.
Fortunately, I don't think I had shown any interest in him before that, since I didn't see any signs that flirting would get me anywhere and I don't really think that he was trying to tell me that he wasn't interested in me. I think he really sees me as a friend and this was just something he felt like he could talk to me about.
It was a bit of a disappointment, because there was so much time leading up to this that I was kind of anticipating something more, but at least I've found someone who I think will turn out to be a really good friend.