The emails between myself and Bachelor #3 go back and forth, back and forth. It’s almost Christmas, and it’s quiet at work, and I can’t quite concentrate anyway. He’s taking a two-week staycation, but has no plans, so he has lots of time to email back and forth, back and forth.
Match has an IM system, which he catches me on. We chat back and forth, back and forth.
My daughter is bored. She’s on staycation, too, and not getting a lot of attention.
He’s still chatting, late into the evening. I say, I have to go watch Glee with my daughter now, and when he does not stop chatting, I simply walk away.
When I return, I see he’s been attempting to discuss the various plot points with me via IM.
I resume the conversation, and he finally, hesitantly asks, How soon is too soon to meet someone you’ve met on Match?
I think: the sooner the better – why waste all kinds of time getting to know someone in a virtual world only to meet them and discover they’re stinky or something?
I say: If you are trying to ask me out, send me an email and try your luck. You never know.
Then I go to bed.
The next morning, I have an email in my box that he has sent within five minutes of receiving my IM. It reads:
I’ve really enjoyed our conversations. You’re smart, funny and have a pretty smile. Would you like to meet up for coffee or lunch? As you know, I’m on vacation…Not that I’m trying to rub it in. 😉 I’m busy with my son on Saturday but I’m free after 8 on Saturday or any other time you’re free. I can meet during the week if that works better for you. I can promise good conversation and at least 5 laughs. More if you have a good sense of humor. What do you say?
I’m a little concerned – I feel like I have no life at the moment, and yet I am not free any time someone else is free. Not by a longshot.
But I say, fine. That sounds great.