And frustratingly enough, I have totally cleaned up from it! Out of the 15 or so guys that participated, I have received seven e-mails asking me for a date. It's the water-water-everywhere-but-not-a-drop-to-drink conundrum.
Until I got this e-mail, which I will dissect for you so it makes sense:
Hi Katie, this is [name redacted]. Talking to you was the most fun I had all night. I would love to hear from you. We could get together to sneak into an authorized personnel only facility1 and do some heroin2 like we talked about. So give a leg man3 a chance and send me a message back. [Name still redacted.]1. I said something about how you should always act like you know what you're doing, with my example being that you could sneak into an authorized-personnel-only facility and security guards would not bat an eyelash if you did it with finesse.
2. When he asked me what I did for fun, I sarcastically replied, "Heroin, mostly." Can't take credit for that joke, though. (Thanks, RTP.)
3. I'm somewhat gifted in the boob area, so at one point I'd said something to the effect of, "Yeah, any guy who is interested in me is clearly not a 'leg man'."
The point is, even though on the surface I don't think I could be interested in this particular suitor -- he was one of the younger participants, but uber geeky -- I have to admit I'm flattered by this e-mail/ impressed that he listened and didn't send me the same lame form letter that all the other guys clearly sent to every single girl they met there.
So, do I give this "leg man" a chance, even though I think I'll never be interested? Is it wrong to go into a date thinking that way, but acknowledging there is a remote possibility he'll change my mind? What if I went into it 100 percent committed to paying my own way?
Now, you can help me answer this question and more: There is another Date Me, D.C. Happy Hour afoot! I'm a little late in getting the word out this time around, but it's going to be Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. You can either RSVP to the Facebook event, or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you'll be there.
And judging by the last happy hour, we are all guaranteed to have a good time.
Hope to see you there!