Last night I had dinner with a friend followed by a semi-spontaneous meeting of a guy who's been texting me all week. I wasn't really looking forward to it but figured what the heck?
And you know what? He was AWESOME. You would never have put together the semi-literate text ramblings with the incredibly smart, astute and compassionate person I met, not in a million years. We could have talked for hours about how religion warps the brain, our childhoods of benign neglect, relationship experiences, etc etc. He is one of the very few men I've met that I felt was as smart as me. Sad but true.
I told him about my bad experience with 3D Animator Guy and he said, "that guy is a rapist." Yes. I believe he's quite right about that. Again appalled by how close I came to something really horrible happening to me.
I won't say much more about him until I see what happens, but we were both very excited to have met each other and plan on getting together when I get back. Will he, too, vanish into the ether? Perhaps. But boy did I need that boost after a rough few weeks! There are some kind, decent gentlemen out there. Hooray.