Yesterday was a HELL of a day. First, the nervousness of waiting, waiting, W.A.I.T.I.N.G. for the phone call from the office telling me I have my old job back come mid-June. THEN, being mugged in broad daylight next door to my building (I have soooooo much more to write about this. I’m going to really need to work this one out in my brain). THEN, I was so rattled and shaken that, even though a new Hinge dude and I were discussing a social-distanced meeting for lunch, it fell through, so I asked this potential date if he could possibly come to my area a little later to walk with me while I walk my dog. I was too scared to go alone and it turned out to be a decent date, all things considered.
Name: Ken Doll
Introduction Platform: Hinge
Relationship Status: Divorced several years. Two kids, 18-yo girl and 15 or 16-yo boy
Job: Real Estate Guy
Lives: In a city that’s too far away! But he’s here in my city probably 50% of the time. Unbeknownst to me, after our evening, he drove 3.5 hours home…which means he got home at approximately 2:30am!! Yikes.
Length of Date: 5 ½ hours
We Did: He came to my hood and walked the dog with me. We stopped on the other side of the park and sat socially-distanced on a patio and drank a few drinks and then shared a shrimp quesadilla. He walked me and the dog back home and left. I didn’t ask him if he was staying in town, I just let him leave without a clue that he was driving hours home!
He Looked: He looks like a Ken Doll. That’s the only way to describe him. He’s tall, blond, beautiful teeth, looks like an All-American dude. He was wearing a golf shirt and shorts and flip-flops that scraped the sidewalk as he shuffled along (pet peeve of mine - pick up your feet!)
I Looked: What I wore to the mugging (because I thought I was going to have a lunch date): camo capris, off-the-shoulder black flowy top partly tucked into camo pants, chunky-heeled sandals, NO jewelry (thank goodness, I have stopped wearing jewelry for the time being)
Convo: Lots of mugging talk and even some talk of me getting my job back. Talk of his job and his kids and what we both like to do during non-Covid times.
High Point: Feeling the relief and protection of having someone walk the dog with me. Plus, he’s a looker!
Low Point: My eyes glazed over when he was talking about foreclosures. Never having been a homeowner and no real desire to become one at this point in my life, I don’t get any of that stuff.
How It Ended: We finished our quesadilla and drinks and he walked me home. We “air hugged” and called it a night. I think I was drunk.
Chances Are: Not sure. I think he may have actually expected more than an air hug at the end of our initial meeting, but that’s what he got. He didn’t ask me if I wanted to see him again, but he’s a really nice guy and I would definitely see him again if he asks. This could go either way. I’m guessing the chance of him asking me out again is 50%??? He may have been completely freaked out by my mugging story and think that I’m a drama queen or something? I mean, who knows?
Date Rating: A- . I think this was my first Covid-19 date, and it was perfectly lovely if not perfectly WEIRD like everything else in 2020.