Saturday, January 2, 2010

Clover's Date #1 - Friends Without Benefits

Yesterday I went on a date and it was very impromptu. Guy (to be known henceforth as Pitas, because that's what we ate) asked me if he wanted me to have dinner and I didn't have any plans so I agreed to it. It's about going along with the moment, I thought.

We spent about half the time driving around trying to find someplace to eat, and then we ate and the food was good, and the conversation was good, but there was no chemistry. Also, Pitas was shorter than I am, even though according to his profile he'd be a bit taller. I've dated shorter guys before, but it's annoying to expect someone to be two inches taller than he actually is.

Then I went home and talked to Pitas on IM for a few hours. I think perhaps I'd like to be friends with him, but not continue to date him. I'm not sure how to go about this. Should I say something to him now? Would it be bad of me to go out on another date, or could I chalk that up to "testing the friendship waters" more?


  1. I say, if he asks, go on another date. It's one thing to practice first dates, it's another, harder thing to practice second dates. Work up a line in your head though in case he goes for a kiss or something.

  2. there's nothing less attractive to me than guys who lie about their height on their profiles!

    I wouldn't go on another date with him unless you can communicate that you are interested in friendship only at this time because I'd want to avoid an awkward kiss attempt and I wouldn't want to lead him on. (ps--it's Laurasia from *g*)

  3. can i just say that i lie about my height on my resume, but i say that i am shorter (and heavier) than i actually am.