This is one of those restaurants that I would never go to on my own: posh and overpriced. I guess the working rule of thumb for me is that if I cannot feel comfortable wearing my jeans at a place, it is not my natural habitat.
Maybe this date was a bad idea after all, no matter how witty the man’s texts had been, or how cute his online profile photo had looked.
I feel self-conscious wearing this new dress. It is tight, the hems are a bit too short, and the red is a bit too sharp all of a sudden.
It is Friday night, seven fifty-two. Well, at least I am early, so I can have a drink at the bar to feed my second thoughts. I pick a corner seat where I have a view of everyone entering the doorway to prepare myself.
The bartender chats me up. Usually I welcome that: takes my mind off from my nervousness, but something about his eyes creeps me out. He is turning me off simply by leaning in close. So, when he makes his first suggestive comment, I brush him off with, “I just want mind-boggling sex tonight, but I don’t think you can beat my vibrator.”
The man opens his mouth briefly, shuts it and slinks away.
A chuckle is heard from somewhere on my left.
I glance towards the sound. It is from a handsome man in his mid-thirties: sandy hair, healthy sun-tanned skin and iridescent brown-green eyes. He is wearing a loose white shirt over a pair of navy jeans and brown leather shoes.
Jeans, the man is at ease wearing jeans here.
“Poor guy.” He smiles easily. “It wasn’t too bad, his line.”
I raise an eyebrow.
“Believe me, I’ve heard worse.”
He turns around fully and looks me over. “First date?”
He shows me a perfect toothpaste-ad smile. “Good luck. I doubt if many men can survive your witticism.”
“I wasn’t too harsh.” I shrug my shoulders. “If a guy can’t even handle my words, I don’t think he can handle me as a person.”
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