A few months ago, I met a guy on Match that seemed to have quite a bit in common with me, atleast that is what it seemed like.
We agreed to meet at a local Houlihan's restaurant, one happens to be very close to where I live, but he didn't know that. I walked to the restaurant and met him at the bar. We each had a $3 beer while waiting for a table. You are probably wondering why I mentioned the cost of the beer, trust me, it's relevant.
One of the first things I noticed when meeting this guy is that he lied about his height. He was another one that said he was over 6 foot tall, and when he showed up he had mysteriously shrunk to shorter than 5'10". He also put off a bad smell. Not like farts or BO, but instead, like some sort of nervous animal smell.
After a short wait in the bar, we were seated at a small booth. When the waitress came to take our orders, I asked for another water, he asked for a large beer. No appetizers, and I ordered an appetizer as a meal, and a side of french onion soup. Date ordered a KC Strip, a shrimp skewer and a Lobster tail. It was some sort of special Surf and Turf night, but each additional Surf item did cost. In my head, I was thinking that he must be hungry or possibly trying to show off.
Dinner went okay, and I learned we didn't have much in common, except our college alma mater.
The waitress checked on us numerous times, I think she could tell it was a bit of an awkward first date.
This date couldn't end soon enough.
The next day, I got a text message from him saying he had a GREAT time and wanted to hang out really soon. I didn't reply, I couldn't afford it :)