The convo went something like this after about 30 mins of chatting... I couldn't help myself, but because of our conversation, it was the elephant in the room.
Me: So, I have to ask, is this a work meeting or a social outing?
Him: Hmmm... I was wondering the same thing. Why don't we go with a "getting to know each other" drink.
Me: Ok. Hey, at least you can write this off!
Him: I didn't think about that, but I guess I can! Lets talk some work.
Drinks, which turned into food too, lasted about 2 hours. We talked about everything from family to work, etc. He then asked if I wanted to go to his cousin's birthday party with a few miles away. (Does he normally take colleagues to family functions?) It was only 8:30pm so I went for it.
I followed him to the party (a girl should always have her own car!) and we went in. This "party" was 6 people sitting around, drinking Charles Shaw waiting for the birthday boy to arrive. So, I did what I do in those situations... I found my gays and made myself comfortable!
The birthday boy never arrived, but a few hours later, after talking politics, art, and religion with a bunch of strangers, we were off. He walked me to my car, kissed my cheek and said we should do this again sometime.
Now, I'm worried... Are we getting together to talk work or go on a date?
We'll see if there is anything to stay tuned for!