Jennifer: I felt like we both tended toward more serious topics of conversation. I feel like I tend to do that unless there’s someone I’m with who is really silly and can bring out my silly side. He mentioned that he likes mountain biking; I’m a road biker and have done mountain biking. He talked about having a godson and showed me a picture of him. I have some children that I’m close to -- nieces and nephews, kids of friends. So it seemed like something we had in common -- valuing friends and having close relationships with young people in our lives.
Eric: The overarching feeling I had was “Yeah, I want to get to know this person.” It’s hard to say [if there was chemistry.] I don’t like to take thing very quickly even if there is an obvious connection. [But] she’s definitely someone I would ask out again.
Jennifer: One of the things that came up in our conversation was that both of us have these intense travel schedules. Sometimes I think my travel schedule may deter some guys, yet I hold onto the hope that I will meet someone who relishes the time apart to do his own thing as much as he enjoys our time together. Or perhaps he’d be inclined to join me on occasion.
Eric: Since I work for myself I largely set my own schedule. I don’t know if this will complicate my dating life in the future, but it hasn’t been an issue so far.
Jennifer. When we looked at when [another date] would be possible, I think the first time that we’ll both be in the same place at the same time is not until June. It feels a long way off.
Eric: Since we had delayed our dinner so much we were the last people in the place. I walked her to the Metro stop she needed to go to and we had a kiss on the cheek.
Jennifer: We saw the Metro was closing the gate. I really only had a second and just gave him a hug and made a run for the train.
Eric: I’d give it a 4 [out of 5.] Overall we had a really nice conversation [and] had a fun evening out getting to know each other.
Jennifer: I would say a 4. I enjoyed the conversation, I enjoyed the food, it was really nice to be outside and have wine. [And] butterflies getting ready for it -- I feel like it’s rare now, to have these moments that are really full of surprise [but] even the preparation leading up to it was really fun.
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