He'd laid all his cards on the table, and I was either in or out.Oddly enough, he never asked if I had children and I don't remember ever bringing mine up.I wasn't really sure how to read him, and I'm usually pretty good at that.After some brief small-talk (you know, the typical what-are-your-hobbies-what-are-you-looking-for chitchat), we set up a coffee date.At the time, I had joint custody and only saw them two weeks out of the month.
His "Hello" note was very straightforward, even a bit cold.
It was pretty uncomfortable at first, since he showed up wearing a suit and asked very non-personal questions about my life.
"Tell me a little bit more about yourself," and, "What have you learned from your past relationships? It felt more like a job interview than a date, and there were no fireworks exploding like I had hoped.
But one thing was for sure: With his dark hair, piercing blue eyes and 6'5" frame, I was definitely attracted to him.
Given the very proper, business-like nature of our first date, I was caught off-guard when he asked me to go get breakfast a couple of days later.