~Thursday, October 07, 2010

Date #2

What I liked about Savat is that he called me on Monday and left a voicemail suggesting three places we could go and two times, with the final decision left up to me for my comfort. I don't think I've ever had a guy properly call with a pre-made list of places to go.

The list included an intimate wine and dessert place, a sports bar and a hole in the wall known for its tattooed staff and great cheeseburgers. I, of course, chose the sports bar. I didn't realize the mistake I made in setting up yet another situation where the guy could watch the game instead of talking to me until the day of our date.

When Savat joined me at the bar, he smelled of cologne. He was cute; he was dark skinned with a short black hair and a small scar that ran along his upper lip. He wore a green, checkered Ralph Lauren button down and dark-wash jeans. I wore a royal purple button down that was buttoned below the breast and allowed a white cami to show through and dark-wash jeans. I laughed when I saw the polo horse embroidered on his shirt matched my purple. We matched.

We matched in a lot of ways. We both spend a lot of time at the same coast. We knew of the same restaurants and the same tourist traps. We both have elderly grandmothers who have massive farms in the Carolinas. We live practically on top of each other. He lives two streets away in the building across the street from Christopher. We're both of the same denomination. And we both have worked in pizza places.

"So you're a Clemson man," I asked.

"I am."

"What was your major?"

"Logistics."

"Logistics?"

"It's a marketing focus," he explained.

"And you graduated from there?" I probed. I was going somewhere with this.

"I sure did."

"Well your profile says you have an Associates degree." ZING!

His face dropped. "It does?"

"Yep."

He chuckled nervously, "I must have checked the wrong box! I told you I went to both GA Southern and Clemson. Neither have 2-year programs."

"I know."

He continued laughing, clearly mortified. "Oh, man. My friends are going to think that is so funny. Have you just been waiting all night to ask me that?"

"Nope. Ever since we started communicating." I grinned. "My next question was going to be, 'How's the refrigerator repair biz going?"

He cracked up.

"Is your unmarked white van out back?" I continued, thoroughly pleased with myself.

"My sister is going to love this story," he chuckled.

The other highlight of the date was when I asked him what he did for fun.

"I scuba dive and snorkel. What about you?"

"Oh, I also enjoy out-of-town activities that can't be proved in this bar," I quipped.

He laughed again. "Like digging for gold and hang gliding?"

"Actually it's base jumping," I corrected.

I had a nice time. I'm not sure if a spark was there, but he said he would call next week to set up another time for us to get together.

20 comments:

creativintage said...

YOU FOUND A CLEMSON MAN!???

where the heck is mine?!?

(your readers are going to think i'm a mad person.)

franzi said...

sounds like you had a fun night out (wait, was it a night date?). looking forward to next week!

Sarah said...

It was a night date with dinner and everything. He paid. :)

Curvy Jones said...

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breezyallatsea said...

Sounds great! Sometimes the spark needs to grow a bit. Have fun!

nicole said...

he went to college AND he paid??? woohoo!

dont eat the token said...

CUte, fun date!

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Lpeg said...

Haha the second I read that I KNEW that's what kristins response was going to be :)

Sounds like it was fun, and nicoles right.. who knew men who went to college and paid on a first date existed!!!

(Apologies for my grammar.. damn Droid keypad)...

cornflakegirl74 said...

This sounds like a really enjoyable date! So maybe the spark wasn't there, but at least it was a nice evening out with a seemingly good guy. Maybe you need to line up another date and see how you really feel. This is great news!!

prettylittletangents said...

nicely done, my friend! glad you had a good time :)

bonda84 said...

Even if there isn't a spark at least you didn't have a horrid time. I'm glad it went well and it didn't turn into one of my lovely dates I've had lately :)

preciousandpriceless said...

THERE ARE GENTLEMEN STILL AROUND!!!!

YAY!!!!

just have fun!

preciousandpriceless said...

THERE ARE GENTLEMEN STILL AROUND!!!!

YAY!!!!

just have fun!

D said...

he seems nice and smart!!
I say wait till date three before deciding if there's a spark or not :)
good luck!!

nuttycow said...

yay! Glad you had a good time. I look forward to hearing the next instalment!

Bathwater said...

well if he paid...

Sparks can grow or he could be a new friend. It didn't suck that is a good thing.

Tex In The City said...

Planned and Paid?! That is the holi grail!

D said...

Sarah-I need some motivation for date#1. It's not set up yet, I don't even know who it's going to be with. But help my get psyched...right now it's just online chatting... thanks in advance :)

The Relationship Company said...

The date was fun and the guy was also gentleman.

 

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