A couple of months ago, I was looking for a date for my partner.
I thought that a guy who had never met a woman before might be more likely to be a match.
I was wrong.
A couple of days later, I got an email from a guy named Paul.
He wanted to meet.
He was in his 30s and had never been in a relationship before.
I told him to meet me at a coffee shop in the downtown Toronto area and we’d go to a bar and have a drink.
Paul wasn’t exactly shy, so we went out to a pub after we had a beer.
Paul wasn’t the type of guy who would be a first-time bar patron, so it took a while for us to connect.
When we did, he was super sweet and funny.
We had a few drinks and I told Paul I was dating him.
I gave him the date and the time, and he accepted.
He also told me his name, that he’s a couple of years older than me, and that he was looking to move in together.
It felt like the right thing to do.
I texted Paul and said I was interested in meeting him.
We agreed that I’d meet at the bar, and after he’d told me the date, he and I sat down to have dinner.
The next day, he texted me and said, “I’m just going to do a short walk-through to see if I can catch up with you in a few minutes.”
I’m like, “Okay.
I’ll see you at 9.
I want to meet you at 10.”
I told the waiter I would meet him at the coffee shop.
We went out and we talked and I asked Paul for his name.
I said, ‘Hey, Paul, would you mind saying that I was a match?’
He was like, ‘Of course.’
He was really nice.
I’m not like that.
He had a very nice smile on his face.
He knew exactly what he wanted.
Paul is a great guy.
He is very smart, he has good social skills and he is very well-educated.
I just wanted to make sure that I could have a good time.
I made a reservation and the next day I was at a nice restaurant with my date and I got to talking to him for a bit.
It was a great date.
Paul was really chill and didn’t say much, and it was fun to be able to meet someone new.
He told me he’s got a big family and he and his wife are very happy with their new life together.
He said that he and my partner have a lot in common and that they have a ton of things in common.
I think we’re both very passionate about life, but I think I’m a better match for Paul.