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A couple of years ago, I agreed to meet “Joe” for a date — we had met online. I thought it was a bad sign when he suggested we go to Pino’s on a Saturday night. (Pino’s is more or less a pizza joint, not to far from where I live.) It isn’t really a date place. Joe was quite socially awkward.
Do you have any siblings?
Yes. I have a brother
Is he married?
No. He has a girlfriend.
Does he have any children?
No I said, he has a girlfriend
Well, you can still have children even if you aren’t married
Yes, this is true, but I thought it was kind of an odd question to someone you don’t even know.
Joe then proceeded to tell me how it is possible for a guy to have children and not even know it (yes, I thought – this was true, where is he going with this). He said that years ago, a girl called him up out of the blue because she thought he was her father. However, he reassured me that it couldn’t have been the case because he wasn’t having sex at the time.
I’m thinking – why is he telling me this story? What is the point? Finally, the date ended when he said that he thought the first date should be “short and sweet.” He then proceeded to tell me he was going to walk home in the cold (he lived a couple of miles away) and ran off.