Before the date: I’m usually quite calm before meeting a new man, but I had rst-date jitters for this one. I guess it’s because 28-year-old Adam* and I hit it off while chatting online, and found we had a lot of common ground when it came to books, lms, art exhibitions and travel. He also described himself as a bookish person (a big plus in my book!). The date: Adam arrived early for our coffee date. He was smiley, condent and maintained eye contact (so far so good). More importantly, he was a good conversationalist. I liked how he managed to ask about work and personal life without seeming as if he was prying.
I also liked how he was candid and didn’t hold back. In fact, he shared that he had been chatting with someone on a dating app and had assumed she was single, only to suddenly receive a text from her to cease contact because her husband was furious. I guess guys get two-timed too. After the date: We’ve gone out a second time. I’m not sure if this will go further than friendship, but I’m happy to take things slow and see where it leads us. *Names have been changed.