I really want to meet you, and I’ll try my best to make that happen. Meeting on short notice is sometimes possible. However, the farther you plan in advance the better the chance we’ll be able to meet each other.
If you want to meet me, please contact me by both (if possible) phone: (215) 272-6831 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell me the date, time and place where you’d like to meet. If I can answer my phone when you call, I will. If not, you’ll get my voice mail. I will respond to both my voice mail and e-mail messages as soon as possible. However, this could take up to 48 hours. So, please remember: the farther you plan in advance the better the chance we’ll be able to meet each other.
Regardless of whether you leave me voice mail (if I can’t answer) or send me e-mail, I’d be grateful if you’d provide me with a phone number and instructions as to when it’s a good time to call you. Even if you’ve chosen to only send me e-mail (and not call me, also), often I am able to responded to e-mail more quickly and thoroughly with a phone call. So, telling me the date, time and place where you’d like to meet and leaving me your phone number and instructions as to when it’s a good time to call you is very helpful and greatly appreciated.
Where Do We Meet?
We can meet at your place, my place, or some other mutually agreeable place.
How Far Will You Travel?
I love to travel and will consider traveling almost anywhere if it is planned far enough in advance. However, generally, we’re talking about local or regional travel. I consider local travel to be 45 minutes or less in each direction. I do not charge you for local travel. I consider travel beyond 45 minutes, up to two hours each way, to be regional travel. I do charge for regional travel, beyond the first 45 minutes each way, by adding this additional time to the length of our date. For example, a three hour date, with two hours of travel time each way, becomes a five hour date. As I said, I love to travel; so, travel beyond two hours is certainly possible; however we would have to plan this together on the phone.
What Do We Do on Our Date?
I like doing almost anything as long as I’m with you: dinner, movies, theatre, concerts, beach, casinos (I can play blackjack and want to learn to play craps), shopping; you name it! Hey, how about a Phillies, Flyers, 76ers or Eagles game?
If You’re Late or Must Cancel
Great dates start with good planning. We’ve all agreed to do things that we knew we really didn’t want to do. In many cases, we knew we didn’t want to do them at the same time we were agreeing to do them. Maybe we were “covering all of our options” or “just being polite,” because we knew we could, and probably would, cancel later.
When I agree to meet you for a date you can be certain that I really do want to meet you, that there isn’t something else I’d rather be doing, and there aren’t any scheduling conflicts that will put pressure on our time together. In other words I’ve carefully planned our date to put you First on My List. Please do the same for me.
Robert Burns said: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.” (“…The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men, Gang aft agley…”)
Life isn’t always a sure thing. Occasionally, we all run late or have to cancel appointments; I understand. So, if you’re running late or need to cancel our date, please contact me, preferably by both phone and e-mail, and let me know as soon as possible; I’ll do the same for you.
In fact, it’s really very simple, just follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you follow the Golden Rule I’ll always be understanding and always do my best to re-schedule our date.