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I was pleasantly taken aback that he was going out of his way to do all that for someone he really didn't know at all -- it was 2014, not 1957. you might not always instantly know whether the spark is there right away, but you do know if the spark is, like, the absolute literal opposite of there right away.I started to actually get excited for this date, and me getting excited for a date is as rare as a cat giving a flying f*ck when you command it to get off your countertop (or do anything else, for that matter). The second he opened his mouth, I knew it wasn't gonna work. As we perched on his blanket and did the ostensibly cute alfresco thing, he talked about himself constantly while heaving Brie into his face.Naturally, we never spoke (er, texted) again, which was A-OK by me.One of the strangest online dating experiences I've ever had went down a couple weeks before my birthday last summer.Lauren Urasek was featured in the 2014 New York Magazine piece, "Meet the 4 Most Desired People in New York (According to OKCupid)." This post is an excerpt from her new book, Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City.
I can't say I wasn't skeptical -- by then I'd had my fair share of disappointing dates -- but his pictures were fine, meaning there was a close-up of his face, there were no group shots of guys holding Bud Lights, and there was a lack of laughable snaps where he donned sunglasses while standing in front of a national landmark grinning like some kind of mythic conqueror.
(My friend Jeremy almost started a Tumblr that would solely contain Internet-dating photos of people at Machu Picchu, because this trend is actually getting quite comical and out of hand.)Anyway, my date, Josh, looked good, and after chatting with him via text, he seemed intelligent to boot.