I’ve been on four dates with this guy who seems pretty decent. I met him online, as you do in the twenty-first century, and I was pleasantly surprised! I’ve had so many failed first dates that I pretty much go into them now expecting them to go wrong. Online dating is great because it’s easy to meet people, but it’s bad because there’s usually always something weird about the person on the other end of the phone.
My first two dates with Jack were awesome. We met in a public cafe in Moorabbin for the first date and then went to the movies for the second date. I was very impressed with him at this point. Things started getting iffy on the third date. I went to his house for the first time, and I noticed he didn’t have a car parked on the street in front of his house or in the carport. I queried it, because a twenty-six-year-old in my opinion should have a car, and he said the car is at an expert mechanic. In the Moorabbin area, there are plenty of expert mechanics so I didn’t think too much about it after that.
The fourth date was when I started getting suspicious about his car situation. I invited him over to my house which is just over the other side of the city, and he said it was too hard for him to get to me. He invited me over to his place for dinner instead. I thought this was weird but let it go, and then when I got to his house, there was no car there again. I asked him about it, and he came up with some rushed excuse about how the car suspension specialists still have his car because they want it to be perfect. That’s bizarre in my opinion.
I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and go on one more date with him. If he doesn’t have his car back from the mechanic by then, we won’t be going on another date.