Attraction was definitely there, he asked if I could make sandwiches and at first I said no, suggested we eat at Mc D's. After thinking it over, I decided to make chicken salad sandwiches inserted with turkey bacon on toasted bread.
He also asked if I could assist with paying for gas, citing he was low on cash but still wanted to see me, since last week our plans were delayed. 10.00 was my limit.
Once in the car, we headed for a gas station and I contributed as agreed. We got to the beach and he then wanted something to drink. Asked me if I had two dollars, and I came out of pocket again and he purchased each of us a drink.
The day was pleasant, layed out a blanket and had lunch, picnic style at Venice Beach. He chose the touristy part near the basketball courts because he likes playing the game. Many missed baskets but it was fun to watch him try...
Before going off to play, we played chess.. He thought himself to be very good, but was defeated by a very sexy female B- ) (if I don't think so, then who will?)
When he returned, he wanted to cuddle and kiss, which was fun.... No complaints there. We walked along the beach returning to his car. Leaving during the height of rush hour was nerve racking but I did my best to steer us out of a more difficult situation. He was becoming irritated and gently started blaming me for the traffic situation!
Eventually, there was a free flow as we got nearer to my neighborhood. When we arrived at the pick up point near my apartment, he asked if he could drive me home. I said o.k. and we did. After parking the car and turning off the radio, I was asked for more money to assist with gas because he didn't have any more money and he also wanted to use the bathroom ! ! ! At this point I am boiling but didn't get outrageous. Simply explained I had no money and I'd have to make a call. Went upstairs. grabbed 5.00, brought it back to the car, gave it to him and instructed him to use the bathroom at Mc D's near the corner of Crenshaw.
He said something about me not allowing him to use my bathroom and sped off.
So, I had my first paid for date and it only cost 17.00 ! That was a bargain. On Black People Meet it is 19.00 a month, so I still came out cheaper B- )
It was a good day and it had the sad ending of a romantic drama... Too bad but that's the way it goes.....
Just needed to vent with someone who understands this internet dating thing... Have a good night.