I don’t know what it is about dating apps that makes guys think they can unload every sexual fantasy they’ve ever had on a complete stranger without even a “Hi! How are you?” first. In a sea of “Nice legs,” “You’re curvy….I like that,” and oh so classy emoji drawings, it’s always refreshing to see a message from a guy that actually wants to take some time to get to know me.
One day, I came across a message from a guy saying he’d be in town for a show in a few weeks and would like to grab a beer. Keeping in mind that I had only met a cat and a guy that was probably into other guys on the app, I asked if we could talk a bit first.
He was a stand-up comedian with a degree in something completely different. He had turned a passion he developed in college into a career, and I really looked up to someone that could do that and succeed. He asked me questions and kept conversation going. Even though I knew I was only going to see him the one time, I was excited about meeting a guy that I could actually relate to.
The comedy club he was performing at was above a brewery, so we decided to meet there.
The atmosphere, the beer, and the conversation was great. He was hilarious, but that probably goes without saying since he makes a living making people laugh. We compared awkward Tinder dates, relived our history as fat children, and gushed over Aaron Carter. I was actually really disappointed when people started showing up for his show, and we had to leave. He walked me to my car, and I offered to take him back to where he was staying… 😉
Just kidding…I’m not that kind of girl.
I did give him a ride though, and before he left, he asked if he could kiss me goodnight. There is nothing more adorable to me than when a guy asks permission, so I said yes. One thing led to another, and we made out to the entire 1989 album in the front seat of my car! Maybe that’s why it is one of my favorites, or maybe T. Swift is just that great.
He invited me to his show the next day, and it was amazing.
I didn’t find true love. But, I hadn’t smiled or laughed that much in a long time, and I owe it all to Tinder.
Moral of the story: everyone deserves their moment with a stand-up comedian. But seriously, if you find someone that makes you feel good about yourself, let them buy you a beer.