So, as previously mentioned, the date Friday night was cancelled. Yes, though I was determined to see it through, seeing as how I said I would, and I'm trying to prove that I am NOT too picky and judgmental, HE called to cancel.
Here's a paraphrased version:
Him: Do you have a minute to talk?
Him: It seems to me that, down the line, we might find ourselves butting heads over some things.
Me: (laughing) We already are.
Him: I think you're a great person and all, but it's like...you go to the left, I go to the right, I go to the left, you go to the right...
Me: (dripping with sarcasm) Oh, have no doubt, I'M the one going to the left.
Him: (doesn't get it)
Me: I was probably going to say something similar myself soon.
Him: I hope you appreciate my honesty. I just wanted to be upfront.
Me: I do; it's fine.
Him: 'Cause I really do think you're very nice, but I have to be honest...
Me: IT'S FINE, REALLY.
Him: Are you sure, 'cause...
Me: IT'S FINE, REALLY.
We wished each other luck, and....end scene.
Now, would you like to know what the proverbial straw which broke the camel's back was?
He doesn't believe in evolution. (Or global warming, by the by.) Now, to me, this is like saying "I don't believe the world is round" or "I don't believe in the sun." Some things just are. (Note: this came up in conversation, oddly, in a round about way. This is not a litmus test question I routinely ask potential dates. At least, it wasn't. It may be now.)
I queried him: you think we just sprang up out of the mud, fully formed? He thinks "God made us and that's that." You don't even consider the possibility that an all-powerful God could have created us through evolution? "No." You don't believe in science? "I believe in science, but not like that."
Man, oh man. And, I would like it to be pointed out for the record, I was STILL willing to follow through with our planned date, 'cause that is just how open-minded I am...trying to be.
So, no dates this weekend. Except for a lunch date with a friend from high school that I hadn't seen SINCE high school. (That's 27 years, folks.) We had a great time. We ate Mexican food, and sat and gabbed for 3.5 hours. Lots of fun, and we're determined, now that we know we're actually living in the same city, not to wait another 27 years. I resisted the urge to show up with a gift-wrapped kitten to present to her, and she appreciated that restraint.
I was supposed to have a date Sunday...but the guy flaked out and disappeared AS we were making plans via email. Just disappeared. Nice.
Instead, I spent 2 hours talking on the phone to yet another guy from flentyofpish...I don't know if it's a match made in heaven, but we're politically compatible, and may meet each other at a debate-watching party tomorrow night. (He does "believe" in evolution, for the record. Though he did say "Is that something you always ask? 'Cause that would never occur to me." Hee.)