What do you do when you say yes to a date with someone to whom you feel you ought to give a chance, but you already know there just isn't a vibe there? I don't like worrying about this. I know--for various reasons--that there's a low expectation for this date. But I also know that it probably isn't going to change the way I feel. Especially since I have a crush on someone else. I know--a crush isn't anything. But I'm also fairly certain this guy that I said yes to has no clue what I'm really like--what he would really be getting himself into. Also, I think he's kind of boring. So. How do I do this thing? How do I make this friendly, yet clear that I think we should just be friends? And why do I feel the necessity of giving this guy a chance when I'm not particularly interested? Of course, it could be debatable that since I have a gut feeling where I already stand on this, I'm not really giving him a chance. Also, I suck at small-talk. This could be interesting. Thanks for letting me vent. Have a great evening.
*******update: Totally not all that exciting. The date was pleasant. His comment on Marlowe's Faust: i was kind of shocked when we started reading it; but, then by the end i could kind of see his point, so it was okay. So, you guys know how deep the conversation went, right? It was all nice conversation, but the few times I delved beyond what amounted to small talk, he just really didn't have anything to contribute. So, good experience as far as re-entering the dating realm; no second date will be granted. Thanks for the words of wisdom, all. I took it all to heart. Went to the coffee shop early and worked on lesson plans so I was calm and relaxed. Was friendly, but not encouraging/flirtatious. So. There you go. Here's to hoping for more interesting and exciting dates in the future. *cheers*