Was it a date or just a friendly drink? I'm feeling slightly stupid after a meet-up with a man. I'm wondering whether it was ever a date in the first place?
I had first encountered David at a meeting after work one night. He was using a video camera to film proceedings so I, being nosy, started asking questions. It turned out he was a film maker which I thought was rather interesting,so I asked for his contact details so we could stay in touch. He was a confident, intelligent chap and I wasn't immediately attracted to him.
To be honest it was hard to see past the woolly hat pulled down over his eyebrows.
But on a lazy Sunday before Christmas I Googled his name and found a documentary film he had made - and presented.
I was dumbstruck. He was gorgeous.
I got in touch, flirted a little, and was amazed when he asked me out.
True, asking a girl if she wants to go for 'a beer' isn't the most romantic of suggestions - but it was good enough for me - and I called it a date.
I spent two hours getting ready on the night and raced to the pub to meet him. Everything went well from the off.
We made small talk, big talk and laughed together throughout. He ordered some bread and butter and we ate together.
We compared notes on the real ales.
I found myself slightly intoxicated but things were going swimmingly - I thought. I wasn'tworried. Suddenly it was time to go home. I took his arm while he walked me to the train station. Saying goodbye, I reached out towards him and looked hopefully into his eyes. But all I got was a brief squeeze and a peck on the cheek before he scuttled off into the night.
Dazed - and tipsy - I boarded the train. As it slid away I pondered what had happened. If he didn't fancy me, we sure had fun. So why had I been shunned?
My fears were confirmed when he failed to reply to a message I sent telling him I had a lovely time, and asking would he like to meet up again. He didn't reply. And I haven't heard from him since.
So maybe it was never a date to begin with. Either that or, he really didn't fancy me. But I'm not going to let it worry me.
I have another one lined up which I think will just as interesting.