Saturday, March 13, 2010

In Which I Learn, He IS Cute and also In Which I Eat a Small Amount of Crow

Okay friends. He is cute!
Remember the guy my friend wanted me to meet? We met for a late breakfast today.

I arrived at the restaurant first and asked the hostess if (His Name) was already there. She didn't think so, but offered to seat me. I told her I would wait, and then confidentially told her that I was meeting him for the first time. She got all giddy, and smiled and shared that she would live vicariously through me. She was so charming!

Soon after, he arrived - and I knew who he was right away. He was cute. I felt like we looked like Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks at the end of Sleepless in Seattle when they finally meet and keep looking at each other - making the reality add up with the imagery.

So yeah, he's cute. Not in a... "Oooh he's so cute." sort of way... but he's attractive, nice looking in a ... "Yeah, I could sit across the dinner table from that face for the next 40 years." sort of way.

I spent some time mentally trying to figure what celebrity I might say he resembles ... and finally settled on a cross between Jerry Seinfeld and Hugh Grant.

I know. Odd combination, right?

For the sake of discussion, I am told that I resemble either: Annette Benning, Lauren Graham or Martina McBride.

Anyway, we met for breakfast at 10:00 and stayed at the table until 12:30!!
He's nice and funny and smart. I would definitely like to see him again.

Now for the part where I eat crow.

Remember my last post where I said the guys my age in online dating look awful - 10 years older?

So I'm working at the portrait studio yesterday, and this guy comes in for a passport photo.
He is a very good looking guy. A little bald - but I dig bald. He was really handsome. I'm guessing my age within about 3-5 years.

I checked for a bare ring finger and started to put my flirt on.

I took the passport photo which is done with a Polaroid type camera. Then the photo developed and I saw him as this one dimensional figure ... his bald head looked bigger, his face looked wider ... all in all he looked... meh.

So ladies - keep in mind, not everyone photographs well. Sometimes a picture just doesn't do justice. And let's face it, with the sorts of pictures men tend to post - there's a very good chance it's not doing anybody any justice!!

Here I stand, corrected!

Photos: all found via Google Image Search


Anonymous said...

Hmm. good point, and sometimes ppl might be photogenic, but not really that good looking in person. Eh, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Kelley said...

So glad you're breakfast date went well! hope you get to see him again.

And I agree with the picture issue! I had to have mine done today for a work badge. yuck. If I really thought I looked that bad, I think I would never leave my house!

Stacey said...

I am so happy that you had a good first meeting. Sure, we know first impressions aren't everything, but they are SOMETHING. :) Thanks for the celeb comparisons for giving us a general idea!

As to photographs: I must say that while my husband usually takes okay pictures, his badge photo for work is atrocious! He is not a large man, but he looks at least 50 pounds heavier in that pic. I agree, they don't always tell the full story!

~ifer said...

That is so awesome to hear :) I was hoping and praying that it would go well... keep us updated, for sure :)

Genevra said...

Seriously, I can't tell you how excited I am that you two met for the first time for breakfast. A dinner date is so cliche. :) That and I adore breakfast food anytime of day. Yippee!!! I am so happy it went well. I can't wait to read more.

Oh, and I so do not photograph well. It is a rare picture of me that I like. So I try to keep that in mind about internet dating. Interestingly enough it also works the other way too. :)

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!

So far, so good :-D

So happy for you T!