This happened over the summer but I never blogged about it and I’ve had lots of requests lately for a new blog post.
I met Nick online. He seemed cool enough. We talked on the phone a few times and he text me a lot. He asked me on a date and I agreed. He was taking me to a T-Bones game and then out to dinner. I let him come pick me up, which normally I wouldn’t do on a first date but I thought it would be weird to meet at the game.
We had lots to talk about and the conversation flowed on the way there. It was fun to watch the T-Bones play. During the game Nick started talking about how he wanted to have a big wedding and how he couldn’t wait to get married. (Strike 1) I thought that was an odd conversation for a first date. After the game, Nick wanted to go somewhere close so he decided on Applebee’s. Not where I would have chosen but by this point I was ready to go somewhere quick as well. Dinner was a bit awkward, as we had run out of things to talk about. On the ride home he invited me to his home town in Minnesota for his high school reunion which was a few months away. (Strike 2) He dropped me off and I jetted out of the car hoping to avoid the awkwardness of deflecting a kiss.
The next day he text me. I was having car trouble and he offered to let me borrow his car to drive to Lawrence for work. (Strike 3) Who lets a girl you’ve know for a week borrow your SUV? That evening I told Nick it wasn’t going to work and I thought he came on too strong.
Talking about weddings and inviting me to your high school reunion is not proper first date etiquette. Another strike out!