I have a blind date tonight - eek!
As I usually only date guys I've got to know a bit before hand - through work/hobbies/friends I don't have much experience of blind dates. I'm checking what's right/wrong...
My friend Laura was approached by her friend Sarah, who wanted to set her up with Tom, a guy she dated briefly and is now friends with due to lack of romantic chemistry. My friend Laura decided Tom would be more my type and asked if I would be interested in a blind date. I agreed, because why the hell not really. Laura trusts Sarah that he's a decent guy.
I asked for a bit more info and Sarah sent a picture (via my friend Laura) and a little about him. I gave Laura my number to pass on to him via Sarah.
A week later (last Thursday) I receive a text from Tom, saying 'hi, how are you. I'm Tom, would you like to go for a drink sometime?'. I texted back 'Hi Tom, that sounds great, I'm away over Easter weekend back around from Weds onwards next week'.
He replied saying 'Ok, weds then, where's a good place for you?'. Now, I kind of think he should have had a plan, or at least a suggestion? I had to think of somewhere to go so I suggested a local bar and he asked me to send him the address etc as he lives in the next town.
We've texted a few times, stuff like how was your weekend/still on for Weds etc, he seems nice, but I've tried not to text too often in case it doesn't go well when we meet and I have to back-peddle, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, so then yesterday I discover that by accident most of my friends are going to be in the same bar that night. Oh dear! So I text and explain and ask if we can move location. Again, he asks me where and what's the address. I kind of feel like I'm having to arrange this date myself.
Then he texts back and says 'by the way, what do you look like, I don't know anything about you'. Is this bad? I mean I asked for info and a photo before agreeing, I assumed he would have done the same and I'd given Laura a photo to pass on. Turns out he hadn't asked anything. He was told I was nice and I was single and he said ok.
Maybe he's just super laid back?
Or maybe I'd feel more secure if he at least knew what I looked like, so it won't be a disappointment if I'm not his type?
Probably I'm thinking too much, it's only a first date after all!
Any blind date advice?
UPDATE: He's just sent me a text saying he has a headache and a cold and can we postpone till next Tuesday... I can't do Tues or Weds next week and have suggested other days. We'll see how keen he is!