I like to talk on the phone or meet pretty quickly.
There are folks who'll spend weeks secretly texting and giggling in
the dark of their rooms at night - I'd rather be dating live human
beings like regular people.
Ever gone for coffee on a first date?
Lotta people are pretty nervous making that first contact.
Has it ever gone like this for you?
We each drive there separately, we tell our friends where we're
going ahead of time so we're both safe somehow, in case we're
There's lots of people around so nobody feels obligated or
You're not a rapist - I'm not a rapist, all the lights are on and
we're in the full eye of the public; not to mention, cops are all
over coffee shops so if one of us suddenly goes berserk, the other
one is covered.
Then we get down to business...
We engage in a light conversation and there are no expectations or
feelings of entitlement - no egos, no obvious lies - just an open
exchange of ideas. We keep it simple, guarded and superficial, stay
on our best behavior, act like the other is brilliant or hilarious
and if we're lucky, allow each other to glimpse a mere sliver of
who it is we really are. Hopefully, that's the part the other one
We've each arranged for a friend to call us after about an hour so
we can pretend we need to head off to an important appointment if
it turns out that one of us was a loony, after all.
We walk each other out to the parking lot, say our goodbyes, share
the awkward moment where I'm supposed to kiss you but if it's on
the cheek, you'll think I don't like you and if it's on the lips, I
might be too forward, so I kiss you on the forehead and you feel
like you've just won the Special Olympics.
We both wonder if we played this one right as we stroll up the
rows, stopping in front of a much better car than we arrived in,
pretending to fish in our purses or take a cell call while waving
to the other person as he/she drives off the property.
We mutter something under our breath (hopefully it's complimentary)
and we are either titillated for the rest of the day or can't wait
to get the heck home and back onto Cupid.