MISTER MISS MATCH (2)

MISTER MISS MATCH (2)

Well, I finally have a follow-up on my recent matchmaking attempt, and sadly, it’s not good.

I spoke with the woman from my office, who told me that she’d had a very good chat when she met the guy for coffee. They spoke for about 45 minutes, discovered some common interests and learned that they even went hiking on the same mountain. She said he seemed really nice.

And then he never called her.

How strange, I told her. I ran into the guy the day after they’d had coffee — or more accurately, he saw me and came jogging up to me to thank me again for the introduction and give me an update — and he told me that they’d had a very good chat. He said they spoke for about 45 minutes, discovered some common interests and learned that they even went hiking on the same mountain.

It didn’t make any sense. He definitely seemed interested in her when I spoke to him, so why wouldn’t he call? Maybe since he made the first move, he figured it was her place to make the next move. But this guy was in his 40’s — doesn’t he come from a generation when men usually made all the moves? Was he terrified of expressing his interest by making a follow-up call and willing to blow the whole thing rather than pick up the phone and say, “Hey, I had a nice time. Would you like to meet for dinner next time”? Was he really that shy and insecure?

I ran all these possibilities by the woman, and suggested maybe she should call him if she’s interested. But she wasn’t having it. If getting together with this guy was going to be that much work, she figured, it just wasn’t worth it.

Anyone else looking for a soulmate? Looks like I’m 0 for 1.

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