Okay, round two. E-Harmony’s second offering was a little better but still disappointing. And confusing.
I can’t remember who made the first move but we exchanged e-mails and had a couple long phone convos and some texting. He worked nights for the local news as a video editor. He seemed cool enough. We decided to meet for lunch because of his work schedule. I took my lunch hour and met him at a Mexican restaurant.
Again, he’s not bad looking and has a little bit of lisp. From his eagerness on the phone and over text, I was a little wary. He wanted to talk to me so much that he called during his dinner break and I listened to him crunch on tacos at Taco Bell. I thought he might want to jump into things too soon and I was not down for that. It was the most boring date. I couldn’t think of anything to say and if I did start a topic, he would latch onto it and then I couldn’t get a word in. It was mercifully short because I was on my lunch hour. As we’re walking out, he will not stop talking. I don’t even know what he was saying. I tried to tell him I had to get back to work but I don’t think he heard me. I finally just wandered over to my car and he drifted toward his, still talking. What the hell? By the time I got back to work, he had already texted me saying he had a great time. I said I had a good time even though that wasn’t strictly true. He texted me again that night and I responded. I was willing to give it a second date just in case but then nothing. He just dropped off the face of the earth. Really strange. Maybe he wasn’t over-eager. Maybe he was just crazy.