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A good date happens (once in a while)

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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I feel like I never really write about the good stuff that happens in dating. It could be that not enough good stuff actually happens (to me anyway) but I really hate saying that. I don't want to be the cynical woman that thinks that. The truth is, life (and dating) is not all rainbows and butterflies, bad things happen. Plus I feel like I have so many stories to share about my misadventures with guys that sometimes the good just escapes me.

Anyhow, I made a vow to myself that the next time something good happened I'd blog about it. After all, it's only fair and I like to play fair. Well, I am sure that you have guessed by now that something good has happened and it might seem small but I believe you should always keep promises.

So here it is - I had a date and it was a good date. Yes, folks, you read that right. A good date has happened to this single Chicago blogger.

I met Mr. Google a little while ago via Twitter. No, not an internet dating site, though still the internet. He has so eloquently been named Mr. Google because he Googled everything before we first went out. In fact, I think he even Googled me. Side note, it's something I think is sweet and I totally don't care if guys Google me.

It all started when he suddenly appeared in my Twitter stream one day. At first I thought he was kind of cute and then he tweeted out something that caught my eye so I tweeted back and the flirting began. He asked me out and I said yes. We ate. We walked by the lake. I babbled We talked. And all in all, I have to say it's one of the best dates that I have been on in a long time.

There were a couple strange things that happened here, which I can't say it means anything but it is worth mentioning. First I agreed to meet him for dinner (without hesitation might I add). Usually when it's a first meeting I tend to go for the coffee or drinks thing. Let's face it, a first meeting can be an epic failure which is a totally uncomfortable situation for both parties. I prefer to avoid that and I believe that is why drinks were invented to begin with. Seems logical, right?

Second, I agreed to dinner without even talking on the phone with him. It never really even occurred to me that we hadn't talked on the phone until he brought it up. As a rule (I use that term loosely as we all know how I feel about those), I generally like to talk on the phone at least once before the first in person meeting. I really just feel that you get a far better read on the person and it helps to avoid that whole epic failure thing I previously mentioned.

The kick in the ass here is that he doesn't live in Chicago. I am avoiding all the details because I don't want to make it obvious who he is here. But he doesn't even live in Illinois but he did come to Chicago on his own, not to visit me. In fact that was planned before he even know there was a me.

All in all, I have no idea what will even happen here. Though, I mean let's all be honest here, does anyone truly know what will happen after a first date with a guy that lives in the same city as them? Probably not. Plus, it was just a first date so technically I don't think I'm really supposed to know anyway. All I know is that I had a great time, I think I like him and I'd like to see him again.

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