A couple of weeks ago I met my father and a few of his friends for some drinks and 한우 (Hanu – Korean beef). And he mentioned that he was worried about me, and I need a woman to set me straight and all that other dad stuff, haha. But my father’s friend’s son’s wife (whew, got it!) overheard and said she had someone in mind for me, another teacher at the junior high school she teaches at. So the past few weeks I’ve been trying to setup a 소개팅 (sogaeting – blind date) with this Math teacher, and we finally set one up for this coming Saturday.
Marriage? – Come’on now…
Blind dates setup via a family connection (however loose) tend to be more on the serious side, kind of like dating for marriage. But come’on now, that’s a lot of pressure! I don’t want this hanging over my head like I’m looking for my baby’s mama, and I sure hope she aiin’t looking for a baby daddy either!
Drinks or Coffee
I’ve mentioned before that I’m no casanova, but alcohol is the liquid lubricant for all awkward social situations so I prefer to get drinks whenever out on a date . Hope she know’s this equation: inebriation > caffeination
I’m hoping it’s going to be the standard when it comes to paying: guy pays for meal, girl for drinks. If it doesn’t happen this way, it sets a bad precedent for future dates, and my wallet will be hating this ever happened in the first place.
I’m not nervous for this because I have no expectations. The person who hooked this up said she looks like Choi Jiwoo (최지우 – ala Stairway to Heaven, and Winter Sonata). But there’s no way I can trust that. Just kind of going through with it and hoping it’ll be fun. Or at the least, I hope I get a good story out of this!
Update will come