Tuesday, July 03, 2007

miss match 6

I've met a nerd!

The sister site of Match, Chemistry, seems to actually be working better. Damn right it should, at $50 a month. :-)

I've gotten together with my nerd three times in the past week. At first I have to say, I wasn't completely swept off my feet. He was very nervous and did a lot of the talking. Fortunately he was interesting and I cut him some slack. We met and had ice cream the next night after I worked at the library. We sat and talked long after the ice cream was gone. We had lunch yesterday and we're probably going to do something for the Fourth (hmmm....fireworks?)

You know what, when things go well, it's boring, isn't it? :-)

He is my age, he's also not from the area so he gets the whole outsider thing, and he makes me laugh. This is what is important.

We have very little in common as far as interests except in the most general sense - he loves live music and reading, but he's way into folk and science fiction. I mean, WAY. He's going this weekend to a Heinlein convention and it's not unusual for him to attend other scifi-type gatherings. I have always appreciated scifi, but it has never ruled my life. Oh, and he's really into going to ren faires. He actually dresses up. I've never been to one, but I could see doing it. I mean, I could now. :-)

The things I just mentioned would probably have been serious dealbreakers for me until I started wondering if they might not actually be enormous fun if I tried them, so I'm not giving up yet. Yes, I am aware that the coolness factor is about zilch. But being cool and alone is not as enjoyable as being uncool and having fun with someone who makes you smile.

Anyway, there will be a hiatus of Match-related reportings until bibliofilly knows a little more.

Have a safe and happy Fourth, everyone!


Blogger karen said...

Chris and I like Ren Faires. We've been known to dress up for them, too. And our kids like them. And you like us. Well, at least you tolerate us. So why not keep dating your geek? He might just work out!

P.S. When do we get to meet him? :)

7/03/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger bibliofilly said...

I really don't mean to cast aspersions on ren faires, but they're something I never gave too much thought. And to top that off one of the only people I knew who did ren faires was someone I despised for being a pompous twit, so I dismissed the whole phenomenon out of hand. I have to reconsider my position, obviously!

I plan to see how it goes...I think I want to give this guy a chance. But I still haven't even put his number in my phone yet! I promise that as soon as he's in the picture as a regular, I'll bring him by. How's that? :-)

7/04/2007 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous sister k said...

congrats! he must be pretty terrific....haven't seen a post on mismatch #7 yet! LOL :)

7/11/2007 01:11:00 AM  

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