A few weeks ago I went to a Christmas party, did some networking and met a few young men.  The last one I met that evening was so not my type.  His approach was all wrong and he was not smooth like most of the guys I typically date.  Usually I would’ve just brushed someone like him off but I figured what the heck I’ve been saying I’m looking for a Plain James.  I vowed to be more open to dating guys different from my usual because my usual hasn’t worked out thus far.

We ended up meeting at Lucky Strike after work.  It was nice that he was already there.  I’m a punctual person and can’t stand lateness.  I noticed he was wearing a sweater with jeans, pretty basic, but his style was definitely different from my usual.  I tend to like guys who invest a lot in their appearance. He’s clearly not one who spends a lot of money on clothing which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 

The evening was cool we had a great conversation and learned we have some things in common like we went to HBCUs, have our MBAs, and love to travel abroad.  He asked me if I wanted to go to the movies but what we wanted to see wasn’t playing soon enough and I didn’t want to get caught out in the impending snowstorm.  He ended up walking me to my car in the parking garage.  But before we went outside he put on this leather jacket that he’d been carrying.  I swear he had to have had the jacket for at least 10 years, it was so outdated.  It wasn’t quite from the Members Only era but it definitely looked like something from the mid 90s.  Me being who I am, I made a comment about it on the sly.  I just suggested he get a wool coat because it would be warmer.

Although he’s not my usual when it comes to looks and general appearance, he has potential.  Judging a person by his clothing and looks is shallow, if Michelle had done that she would never have ended up with Barack Obama.  Another added bonus, he’s from the South and just moved to DC a few months ago to work for a large consulting firm, so he hasn’t been tainted to the ways of the men here.  He’s planning another date for the week after Christmas, we’ll see how it goes.