I'm off on a business date for lunch. A business date is different than a business meeting, or even business lunch. Speaking for myself a business date contains elements of lust.
It all started last Thursday. I went to my networking event an afterwards per the norm mingled with the crowd with drink in hand. One of the other attendess was a woman I had seen there once before. On that occasion she had been one of the speakers, explaining her experiences as a small business owner and dispensing the little doses of wisdom she had learned along the way.
I didn't get to speak to her on that occasion, but I was certainly aware of her. She is of Vietnamese background, very attractive, and obviously pretty bright. I wanted to get to know her, but it never eventuated.
Then on Thursday night she approached me. Hi she said, we met before. Well, sort of I thought, but I went with it. I felt her interest in me, though I couldn't explain why. In actual fact I had discerned earlier when the crowd mingled before the presentation, that mysterious awareness of another persons interest, as if she observed me, as if, given the chance, she would elude the people she was with and join me. That opportunity came afterwards.
We spoke for a few minutes before, typically in the nature of this kind of event, we were barged into by a couple of guys wanting to join the chat.We parted, but by now I was pretty convinced that she was both pretty hot and very alluring. I wanted more.
I had another drink, spoke to a couple of other (interesting) people, then had to go to dinner. I had hoped to briefly catch up with her before I left , but she was in deep conversation.
On Friday I sent her an email. I'll shout you a coffee I said, if you'll tell me about your busines. Maybe we could work together?
Coffee was arranged and then, over the weekend, upgraded to lunch by her. It's all been very easy, as if we are of a common mind and purpose. We'll lunch, we'll each talk about our business, and we'll flirt. After that, who knows? I do feel pleasantly, and uncommonly, lusty.