8. Nice Guys Finish…? Mr. Wish I Was Attracted To You
As soon as I saw, Mr. Wish I Was Attracted To You, I knew I was going to feel bad about the inevitable: getting rid of him.
His look: Short.
Obviously lied about his height on Match.com.
Stocky. Older. Conservative (he wears a button down the same way my dad does – tucked in).
At least his glasses are edgy.
But Mr. Wish I Was Attracted To You is nothing but nice, polite, intelligent, and down to earth.
We connected on an intellectual level due to similar educational backgrounds and a passion for writing.
Out of all the 3six5dates men so far, I had the most natural and deep conversation with this guy. It did not feel as if we were just checking off boxes for a typical first date chat.
We even brainstormed about reality TV pilots for new shows – starring me!
When I solicited his advice for my own writing career, he said:
“You should be on TV. Your look and personality is captivating. I mean, I haven’t read your writing, but you are made to be a reality television star.”
I thought it was fabulous he could already get me thinking about my dreams.
He is the type who would protect me (he swatted a fly away from my plate) and would always take care of the tab (already paid when I returned from the bathroom).
A guy who really knows how to be “the man” on a date.
He seemed to be an old soul; with his politics and interests – he really did remind me of my dad.
Every song on there was by Frank Sinatra!
I wonder if this all turned me off.
He’s fatherly; why would I want to kiss him?
But as we walked home, he pointed to a “really great Italian restaurant” and asked me if I would like to do dinner this week.
I found myself saying yes.
Tags: Date 2, fatherly, Frank Sinatra, iPod, Match.com, Mr. Wish I Was Attracted To You, Ms. New York, nice guys, old soul, online dating, Rachel, short
Do you think it is possible to eventually fall for someone who you do not initially find attractive?
Are looks really all that important? What do you think?