Sherlock, has been popping up on my radar lately for having hints of BDSM and F/m or some-such. Just watched the first episode. Quite good, Steven Moffat knows his business. I’ve been thinkingabout a scene where Watson and his new acquaintance/flatmate Sherlock Holmes get a table at a restaurant together and the owner assumes that they are together.
It’s been a while since I’ve been on a date, and while I might dine out on my own occasionally I prefer company, usually (if It’s not a relation) it will be a male friend. In fact last Sunday I grabbed dinner and movie (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is fantastic by the way) with a buddy of mine. It was a lot of fun, but resembled a date rather more than I’d like.
While I do wonder how it looks sometimes, it isn’t really uncomfortable. What is uncomfortable however, is to be on a non-date with a member of the opposite sex, because there while it still doesn’t matter what others might think, you have to gauge your dinner partner’s thoughts.
Are you both on the same page of the dateness or undateness of the evening?
If the two of you do become romantically involved, does this retroactively become your first date?
Who pays? Should you pay on the off chance that you do end up dating, and this does become your first date?
Are you ok with having not paid for dinner on your first date? what kind of guy does that?
How genteel should you be? While you should always open a door for a lady. Are you going to give this female friend, with whom you’re simply hanging out, the impression that you are romantically interested by opening doors, pulling out chairs, waiting for her to sit and offering to pay?
You are at least slightly attracted to her aren’t you? Billy crystal was right, Men and women can’t be friends. What would it be like to kiss her? What? Focus, she was talking about school or soccer or something. Besides she’s not into you. Why isn’t she interested in you, she came out to dinner with you? So, we’re just friends! She doesn’t even think of me that way! Why not? does she think your gay? I mean, you do go out to dinner with men an awful lot.
Before I know it, I’m dripping with sweat and my lady friend is asking me if the food is to spicy for me?