I’m definitely in favor of coffee shop dates for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason is that they can be as short as long as the two people want them to be. The details of my date don’t matter to the general public so I’ll just cut right to the chase: I’m so awkward at the end of dates!
In this particular instance, I was the one to steer the conversation towards an ending and I guess I never took that class in school. “How to smoothly transition out of a date 101.” I hope she didn’t think it was socially awkward but if she did, she wasn’t the only one. I firmly believe it was super abrupt because, hey, that’s me. Tact? Nope. Smooth with the ladies? Nope.
I have a friend who went on a dinner date. Once they spent a few minutes together at the restaurant, my friend knew it wasn’t a match… but still had to suffer through an entire dinner/conversation with the person.
My coffee date wasn’t bad but if it had been, at least we would be able to get out of it quite easily. No bill to wait for, no dessert menus… just a “Hey, this has been fun. Welp, see you later!” and we’re done.
Pray for me.
-Out of the Wilderness