I know what chemistry is.
I’ve felt it before.
Recently even, when I met Coke Can Dan.
It’s that sudden rush of hormones that happens when you realize that you’re clicking with someone.
It feels GOOD!
I’ve learned not to trust chemistry though.
Because it’s usually me reacting to my IMAGINED impression of who my date is and not the REALITY of who he really is.
If he’s tall and bearded, my hormones go WILD!
But like I said, I’ve learned not to trust chemistry.
So you can imagine I was shocked when I went on a date and as it was concluding, my date turned to me and said, “I’ve had a great time meeting you but I don’t think there’s any chemistry.”
I was floored.
I thought we had a nice conversation.
To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t think of anything to say in response.
I was silent.
And a little bit hurt.
True, you can tell a lot about a person in two hours, but there’s a lot still left to the imagination.
And being an introvert, my personality doesn’t always come shining through.
But, well, okay.
If you say so.
It’s not like you can MAKE somebody like you.
So I bid him farewell and went home.
And then. . .
About 15 minutes later, a text:
So there’s that.