A sweaty first impression

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
April 21, 2010

In my attempt to simmer down about the date, I left work a little later than I should have. When I got home, I only had only 5 minutes to re-apply make-up and get out the door. I had chosen a location that I could walk to, which means I should have left time to actually walk there – a detail I did not realize until I got home at 7:45 for my 8 PM date taking place 3 1/2 blocks away.


I had planned on changing clothes but with only 5 minutes to get ready I had to make the executive decision to leave my outfit as is (”outfit” being a very loose term) and focus on my face. I finished make-up at 7:54 and got a text message from him saying, “hey there. Just got here. no rush.”


Damn. I grabbed my purse and jacket and I started out down the street.


Now – I don’t know about you, but when I know that someone is waiting on me, my adrenaline kicks in and I pick up the pace…sometimes by a lot. If I’m being honest with you, I ran half way there. BIG mistake.


By the time I got there and sat down I felt pretty hot – and not in the good way. It came to my attention within the first two minutes that I my face was sweating. Unfortunately for me, it came to his attention to.


“Did you run here?”


“No. Well…not really. I may have been speed walking. I just…knew that you were already here…and…ok. I did run a little bit. You know what? I’m going to go to the bathroom real quick and…ah…wash my hands.”


If you’re hoping that this situation came off as endearing, I can assure you, it didn’t. Nothing looks more eager and desperate than running to your blind date.


When I walked into the bathroom a girl asked me if it was raining outside. I wish I had taken a picture of her face when I explained to her that the drops of water on my forehead were sweat.


Girl in the bathroom: “Oh. It’s not that bad. You’re not here with a boy are you?”


S. A. G.: “Ahhhh”


Girl in the bathroom: “Oh dear. Let me help you.”


She then preceded to wet a paper towel and pat my forehead. When she was done she said, “That’s better. The good news is, you smell good. That’s all that really matters.”


I spent the remainder of the date trying to recover and be “cool” but it’s safe to say that “cool” was not going to be an option last night. Shortly after I sat down again, he asked me which small plates I would like to share and I accidentally over-explained why I don’t eat cheese/dairy. You know your elderly relative who launches into detailed explanations of digestive problems? It sounded something like that.


I’m not sure if sweaty and gassy are qualities that are going to have this guy beating down my door. I’m just hoping for a rematch.



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(Yeah – this is not what I looked like…if only)



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3 Responses to “A sweaty first impression”

  1. nan Says:

    OMG-Laugh out loud funny!

  2. Whitney Says:

    Well I’m sure you used your euphemism for gas — “I get too much air.” Or did you actually say “gas”………? Well I bet you smelled of pretty perfume and looked great. But the readers want to know what did you think of HIM?

  3. Single. Approachable. Girl. Says:

    Well, I would be bummed if I didn’t hear from him again, so I’m thinking that is a good sign. He is extremely nice and genuine. I’m not sure if he appreciates my sense of humor, however. I had a few “crickets” throughout the date which leads me to believe it’s going to take him some time to realize just how funny I actually am. Without that realization, we might not make it:)

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