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Trying to impress girls with restaurants


Things were a bit weird on Monday with Mia after our first kiss on Thursday. Sort of stilted and awkward. It was not fun at all.

It was all the sorts of weird that we both wanted to avoid.

Today (Tuesday) things were better, perhaps we had got over the weird bump or perhaps snow just has that sort of effect on people. Snow is great.

Anyway, since we were back to joking with each other and the fact she was looking absolutely amazing I was driven to action. Seriously, if you had seen the slinky wool dress she was wearing today you would completely understand.

So I decided to email her to see if she was still up for going to a restaurant. I chose email because I didn’t want to have to try to lure her into a side room to ask her in private and all that.

Anyway here is the email conversation in full, edited lightly to take names out.

Toast: I’ve had a dig around and I think I’ve found the perfect restaurant that serves ‘lots of meat’, so would you care to join me for supper?

Mia: Ah I’d love to but I’m having dinner at my friend’s tonight, house-warming festive drinks etc. Lot’s of meat does sound ridiculously good though…

Toast: Well shall we co-ordinate diaries and find a free day?

Mia: Yes. Are you around for work drinks on Friday?

Toast: Yes, yes I am.

Mia: Cool, lets chat then x

So not a complete blow out, but not a raging success either. I think the following characters express it best


  1. November 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm


  2. November 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Oh, pick your chin up Toast. So she’s not available for dinner at short notice. So what? In some cultures, that’s generally considered to be a good thing.
    The two of you are going to arrange a date on Friday, she’s treading carefully because it’s an office romance – that seems to be about the sum of it.
    Come on champ. You can do this!

  3. November 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Work has been very busy, and I think it has driven me a little bit mad. Re-reading this a few hours later makes it sound far more positive.

    Normal service will resume shortly.

  4. December 1, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Toast, darling…..your supposed to be the fashionable one, so explain using the words wool and slinky in the same sentence….PLEASE???!!

    Then, take a breath, not available on short notice, not a big deal. However, this whole ‘only getting together after work’ thing really needs to stop soon.

  5. December 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Just read your tweet, I sort of feared that was where this was leading, which explains the “after work, co-worker gatherings’. I really need to spend a month or two in house with you boys. You need a relationship coach. Get you keyed in on the signals we girls send much quicker to get you to stop wasting so much time if you are ever going to move this wager along.

  6. December 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    On second thought, scratch that idea entirely. Utter debauchery would ensue and nothing would be accomplished. Then again………….

  7. December 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Wicked Shawn – If I could get away with taking a photo of the dress you would understand.

    Ah the ‘signals’ how about women just say exactly what they mean for a change? Trusting men, who are basically mentally retarded when it comes to relationships, to pick up these sort of things is a bad idea.

    But yes you should come and visit.

  8. December 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Shawn, we’ll even get in an extra NERF gun so you can be one of us.


    We should warn London if you come to visit so it has time to batten down the hatches and put on a comfy sweater.

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