Over the course of the afternoon even those stopped, probably as he decided I was hopeless.
I did sort of get better, and by the end of the day I was hitting most of the balls, but it was painful for him to watch my slow progression, I’m sure. It was the usual banter you have with someone you haven’t seen since high school, about who you still see, do you remember so and so, did you hear about whatshername. On the way out, we grabbed some waters and had a chat in the parking lot. I was hoping for a hug, or better yet, a peck on the cheek.
I learned he was visiting a friend and was just exploring the city at leisure during the day.
He grabbed my number and invited me to a party that night.
But then it seemed like he just started focusing on baseball rather than on me.
Instead, I asked him if he was available to hang out the next day. He greeted me at the table and pulled out a gift: one of his New Yorker magazines he thought I would enjoy.At one point, I confessed to my high school crush on him, and his response was that it was “flattering” to know one of the “cool, hot girls” liked him and that he had been so oblivious in high school.I verified the Facebook flirtation through several friends, because I didn’t want to be reading into anything.I was also hoping that if I needed help with my form, we could have one of those romantic movie moments, where he guides my posture and stance from behind while I melt from his touch. Seeing him and hanging out with him only brought back all of those silly juvenile feelings.I was stumbling over my words and probably blushing uncontrollably the entire time. I had borrowed a friend’s bat and batting gloves and was feeling awkward from being so out of practice.She says, “I often wear a safety vest and boots at work, but on weekends, you can find me in black tights and oversized hoodies.” She adds, “My hair is a natural colour, because I like to get it cut and donate it every few years. We had friends in common, so I would sometimes get to interact with him.As it gets longer, it typically goes up in a ponytail or messy bun.” Allison is “efficient, methodical and stubborn” but likes to “have a good time relaxing, eating snacks and watching TV.” Allison wants to date someone who “cares about the same things that I do.” I went to high school with Gabriel. He had a real laid-back attitude, kind of looked like a skater, which was all the rage at the time, and was really nice. Eventually, I started dating someone else, who would become my high school sweetheart.I was so impressed by the thoughtfulness, he even bookmarked the stories he thought I would be interested in based on our conversation the day before.After drinks we went for a walk around the city, and ended with more drinks and snacks on Augusta, while I graciously turned down his attempts to come back to my place but admired his gentle persistence.I finally worked up the nerve to send Gabriel a friend request on Facebook, which is corny, I know!Read more Dating Diaries: It was my best date in a while — but his texts changed everything I put all my eggs in online date’s basket I felt like I could be myself around him right away Gabriel accepted my request and we started chatting, which was friendly in the beginning with just a hint of flirtation.