The following day, he set-up an offline meeting for drinks, with the intention of hooking up later that night.
Much like you will be once you meet someone, he was quite excited.
When asked about your schooling, just say you have a degree in engineering and physics.
If it’s a first or even second date, there’s no need to go into more detail.
There’s absolutely no question it’s best to meet someone online.
It’s more discreet and you’re less likely to be caught.
but I have a few degrees in engineering and a Ph D in Physics. It was a dream come true–I was around other very weird, quirky bookworms who understood my literary references and writing aspirations.
And yet, when someone outside this literary world asked me what I was in grad school for…I clammed up. In short, I was embarrassed by this question because it was hard to explain to anyone why I needed to go to graduate school in order to write, and what I would do with such a degree, and how I could possibly have enough material to write memoir when I was only 26.
I recommend the old adage fake it ’til you make it.
If you’ve got a question that needs the female treatment, chances are you’re not the only one who wants to ask it. From opinions on men’s style to decoding the sometimes mysterious ways of women, she’ll take on a different question every Thursday. I can’t even discuss travel since that’s also supposed to be kept quiet per my employer’s instructions.
And don’t worry, your identity will be protected too. From that point on it sets a foul mood on the date.
Eventually, I realized that people were reacting as much to my discomfort, as the actual answers I was giving to them.
Because I seemed embarrassed and insecure about what I was spending three years of my life doing, other people reacted in kind.
Don’t lay it all on the table–the idea behind dating is to get to know someone gradually.