This is part four of my adventures into the world of dating apps. Be sure to check out parts one through three to follow all my adventures.
The teacher was a great guy. Super social over text message. We often snapped each other throughout the day. Unlike the austrailian, the teacher and I chatted via mobile devices for probably two to three weeks before we had finally arranged to meet in person.
I probably should have listened to my gut with this one looking back in hindsight. We were just meeting for coffee and yet I looked for every excuse to cancel. I was so busy with my two jobs and just overall not into it. However, I knew I had to go on three dates this year to complete my 27 x 28 list and I had already invested a fair bit of time into chatting with the teacher. I might as well just meet him and see what happens.
I was quite a bit late and therefore naturally a bit flustered when I showed up. That could have contributed to why I felt zero spark as I sat down. Or it could have been that I had created a persona in my head as we had chatted over the previous weeks and the person I met was not very similar to the one I had created. Don’t get me wrong, he was a great guy, but, the moment we started comparing our favourite parts of Grey’s Anatomy, I knew it wasn’t going to go anywhere past this coffee date.
I felt pretty bummed I had spent so much time talking with this guy only for it to go absolutely no where once we met. But hey, that’s a chance you take. At least I got to check another date off for my 27 x 28 list!
Chalk this one up to an important lesson to be learned. From this point on, I resolved to meet people early on to see if there was any spark before I invested too much time.
What dating advice would you share with your past self?