Hilarious, Weird and not so Funny Dating adventures! Part 1: Runaway FireFighter
I will be writing a compilation of dating experiences that I have had and some from my friends. Today, looking back, they make me laugh and wonder why I (and my friends for that fact) went through all that stuff. However, I guess you have to kiss many frogs to get a prince!
Over a year ago, I met this handsome man in his late thirties on an internet-dating site. He contacted me, wanting to get to know me better. I said to myself, why not, I had nothing to lose and he was very good looking (from the photos). He invited me out to dinner and seemed anxious to meet me. I accepted and we gave a rendezvous point at a local coffee shop where we agreed to have a cup of Java before heading off to dinner.
I drove to the coffee shop and went inside. I was a few moments early, so I took a table facing the door and waited for him to show up. He did, about 10 minutes later, walking through the door. I was slightly surprised that he seemed to be a bit older than the photograph he had on his site. True, the picture was taken from a distance, but that was okay. He sat down and we ordered hot chocolates. He seemed to be a bit off, I could not put my finger on it, but he was not very talkative. I was doing all the talking and running out of subjects to talk about. He was chatty on the internet, but not in front of me.
I finally asked him if he wanted to go have dinner, and he said yes. We left in our vehicles and I followed him since I did not know where the restaurant was. While I was following him, I saw him talking on his cell phone from the moment we left until we drove into the restaurant’s parking. Putting away his cell, he got out of his car and joined me next to mine. He told me that he had a call from the firehouse and had to leave immediately asking me for a rain check. I said, OK (what could I say, he was a firefighter). I left for the 1 hour ride back home since he had told me that he couldn’t meet me in my home town because he had to stick near the firehouse in case (he was on call that evening). I felt disappointed, but whatever. But, I had a strange feeling that he had been dishonest with me, and even stronger feeling that he had brushed me off to be with someone else because all the time I had been following him in the traffic and waiting at the lights; I could see him very well in his rear view mirror as he was talking on the phone and believe me, it was no firehouse call!
I never heard from him again, so I figured he just wasn’t that into me! Lol!