I'm a very socially awkward person.
So when the numerous hours of back-and-forth chit chat with women on Tinder resulted in a first date I was ecstatic.
We had matched a week or two back to my surprise and started talking about our personal interests; TV shows, movies, and what not.
After my conversational cannon fodder of questions started to run dry, I decided "fuck it" and asked if she wanted to see Rogue One with me last Friday night. She said yes!
The night comes and I decide to start getting ready by picking out some nice looking clothes aside from the typical bullshit that I wear on a daily basis.
Jeans, a white shirt, boots, and a nice jacket I'd received from my mother on Christmas. It was raining too so I grabbed an umbrella on my way out.
I get on the train and walk to the rendezvous. I wait 10 or so minutes and see her walking down the street. Nervous, I walk out into the rain with the umbrella to meet her.
We shake hands, say hi to one another, and I ask if she's ready to head down to the movie theater. She says yes and off we go.
Here's where it went south.
We're walking through the rain and come up to a big, water-filled street corner.
I'm not sure whether it was nerves or my own lack of social skills which compelled me to do what I did, but I immediately stop and start to take off my jacket.
Confused, she asks what I'm doing to which I reply, "I got this." She quickly realizes what I'm about to do and starts saying "Oh, you don't have t-".
I cut her off by throwing my jacket into this huge puddle expecting her to walk on it and onto the curb like you see in old movies/shows. The silence quickly makes me realize what I've done.
I mutter out a "After you..." and she continues to stare at me.
Without a word, she ghosts me on the spot. I pick my jacket up out of the puddle and make my walk of shame home.
Maybe next time.