Working Together But Not Working Together
I broke my own rule and dated a guy from work. He was a programmer and talented guitar player. He asked me out, but then delayed the actual date for several weeks. When we finally went out, we went to an outdoor fair on the 4th of July and everything went pretty well.
Our second date was a day trip to the coast where he brought a picnic lunch that his Mom had made (he was in his late 20s at least). On the way home that evening, he mentioned a pizza place that he liked. When we got there he ordered a big pizza with lots of toppings…and when it came he suggested that I pay for it since he had provided the lunch. Kind of lame since he was the one who mentioned it and made more money than me.
He invited me on a weekend trip. I told him that it sounded fun, but I wasn’t really ready to get too physical after only seeing each other a few times, just so we would both be on the same page and he didn’t have any expectations. He threw a fit, telling me that he hadn’t had sex in over a year so he would have to break up with me. I was kind of relieved.
Thankfully we never told anyone at work about our short little fling, because it was just plain embarrassing.