Rest assured, I did go on the first date I'd mentioned before. (Was there ever any doubt?)
It was all quite pleasant. We had tea and talked in the park for an hour or so.
I've been on literally hundreds of such first dates (I'm a bit ashamed to admit that, actually)
What's one more? Oddly, I've been told I'm good at it. Kind of like with my job, however, the talent I have doesn't seem to ever pay off in any real way.
Anyway, having still not heard anything from him, I (foolishly?) sent off a follow up note...who knows what that will bring.
All I know for certain is that I need a nap.