Tonight I have a dinner date with a man I contacted a couple of weeks ago via the online dating thing. We met properly last weekend for a coffee and I didn’t immediately loathe, abhor and despise him or myself, which is reasonably astonishing.
So, who is he? He is half Dutch and half Aussie, has a post grad degree in Physics, works for an engineering firm, has an enthusiastic dog with whom he goes running in the evenings, is 6′ 5″ tall, has a dry sense of humour and an appreciation of the ridiculous, and so far, doesn’t appear to think I’m particularly odd. Which is nice.
Even better, he asked me to dinner and suggested a cosy Thai place in Newtown (Sydney’s Soho), which I have convinced myself shows hitherto unsuspected depths of sympathy for the off-beat and slightly creative. 🙂 He also checked to see if I would be able to reach it easily, given that I don’t have a car here.
He’s a paragon.
He’ll probably turn out to be an axe-murderer.