A few months back I was out with my girlfriends for a ‘Single Ladies’ night.
First we bought tons of champers (champagne) then we decorated the apartment and put out food. Second…besides my roommate, only one other person showed up – apparently everyone is tied down right now.
So, the three of us feasted, toasted and danced around the apartment.
This night also happened to be one of my best friends birthday celebrations, so because of the large turnout…I mean lack of turnout, we headed her birthday party a little earlier than we had expected. When we arrived, we were greeted with a rainbow of 5 different shots.
Our next plan was to head to a bar that was a short distant from her apartment. When we got to the bar, we headed straight to the back and placed our coats down. There’s always people that we know at this bar, so there was a lot of back and forth from the front to the back. Because I had a second date the next day with a fellow that I barely knew, I decided that it was time for me to slow down and just socialize for a bit.
On one of my trips from the front of the bar to the back of the bar, I somehow bumped into this insanely cute guy. He was tall, friendly and extremely attractive! We chatted for a bit about the usual small talk: where are you from? what do you do? how much money do you make (JUST KIDDING – he’s still a student)? Anyway, we were hitting it off, so when he invited me to get a drink I naturally said yes.
We were at the bar for pretty much the rest of the night and we got a little flirty – nothing out of hand…I am a lady after all. We were talking, and I think his arm was around me (or my waist) when I looked up and…
MY DATE FOR THE NEXT DAY WALKED IN.
I couldn’t believe it. What’s that all about? Of all places in this giant city, how did he end up at the same place I was at, especially since we don’t really know each other and we do not run in the same circle.
Now, what does someone do in a situation like this? Well, what I did was:
My new friend at the bar was looking at me like a crazy person as I tried to go all ‘007’ on my date for the next day.
I then said to my new friend “I’m sorry, I don’t know what to do right now. I’m supposed to have a date tomorrow, with a guy I barely know, and he just walked in, and I’m with you, and I don’t know what to do”.
He laughed and responded – “That’s awkward”.
I then suggested that we head to the front of the bar so that I wasn’t in the direct eye line of my date for the next day.
Really, I don’t date that often. I’m not some sort of serial dater…who does this happen to?
Needless to say, I avoided my date for the rest of the night, and continued to hangout with my new friend.
If you met him, you’d understand this decision.