Does anyone recall earlier in this topic, I pointed out how my mother was setting me up with someone she met?
Well, the girl, let's call her Bidoof, and I decided to meet up for a "nice to meet you" dinner, and a night of Cosmic Bowling. I'm sad to say that I didn't find Bidoof particularly attractive, but of course I wasn't going to cancel the date for that reason alone! So, we went to dinner, I found out that Bidoof was actually really nice. We talked, had a good time, and after eating headed out to the bowling alley, one of two in the area. While we arrived at 10:30, Bidoof and I found out that every lane was already reserved for the 12:00 Cosmic Bowling! Disappointed, we drove to the smaller, less popular bowling alley that was a mere 15 minutes away, where we learned that they were also already full for the night!
So, Bidoof and I decided to call it a night. I dropped her off, and we agreed that we'd try it again another time. At this point, I had decided that I didn't want to date Bidoof, but that I'd love to have her as a friend to hang out with. So, the next day, I texted her, telling her that I had a fun time and asking if the following Saturday would be good for another try at the Cosmic Bowling.
And Bidoof replied half an hour later, telling me the usual "you seem like a nice guy" and "I don't want to date anyone right now" lines that, let's be fair, pretty much just mean "No, go away." I found myself rejected by Bidoof, who I didn't even want to date in the first place...
I have mixed emotions of "well, that saves me the trouble of turning Bidoof down later" and "wow, even Bidoof doesn't want to date me..." It's a weird feeling.