We’re not even two full months into 2015, and I have already downloaded and joined 3 or 4 new dating platforms. That doesn’t sound like a lot… until you realize just how many I already had on my phone to begin with. I’m not quite ready to admit the total number of dating apps I am presently on, but hey, if it’s a numbers game then I guess I’m setting myself up for finding someone from one of these dating apps eventually.
…Except for the fact that I just haven’t been going on any dates, which I guess defeats that whole line of thinking, huh? So far, I’ve gone on one date from Hinge, and I’ll tell you upfront that nothing really noteworthy happened. But I suppose I’ll let you make that judgment.
Problem #1: Inconvenience
I talked on and off to this guy through Hinge for a few weeks until finally we exchanged numbers and made plans to meet up. I needed a change of scenery, so I didn’t mind making my way to his neighborhood even though it was a good 35 minute trip via public trans. We were supposed to meet at 8pm, so I shortened my workout after work, rushed home, and started to get date-ready. I was all dolled up, looking hot, and ready to go. Right around 7:30, just as I was literally grabbing my coat to leave, I got a text: I just got an email from work and need to do some. Can we reschedule?
Ummm… NO WE CANNOT. I just showered, did my hair, and put on makeup. There are few things worse than having to remove freshly applied makeup that went on right after a shower, am I right?
Also, he’s in sales. Not customer service, not IT, not finance… sales. So as someone who is also in sales in the same industry, all I have to say is that there is no reason why in mid-February you should be ditching me for work.
Long story short: I was super annoyed but ended up rescheduling about a week later. I gave him another shot because a) he looked attractive and b) he was on Hinge, and my previous experience with Hinge guys was usually pretty positive. Well, I guess 2015 is not Hinge’s year for me, because I didn’t find him that attractive in person. Aside from that, he qualified for Problem #2: Just Strange: First, he didn’t like guacamole (WHAT!? How can you suggest a Mexican place and not like guac?!). Second, he made a Star Trek reference about 10 minutes into the date.
To clarify, he had to tell me it was a reference and then continued on to explain the relevance of the reference; I didn’t pick up on it on my own. Regardless, although it wasn’t a bad date by any means, the stars just didn’t align for a second date.