I've been on a 3rd date this evening. We met at a restaurant roughly equidistant between where each of us live.
We have really hit it off and have planned to spend next weekend together (his suggestion) so pretty sure he is keen on me.
The weather here is abysmal. Driving back to my place tonight was ghastly and I came across branches in the road/impassable flood water etc.
When I got home I texted him to let him know I made it home (over an hour ago) and haven't heard back, despite when we parted ways me saying to him that I wanted him to let me know when he got home (after he'd said the same to me).
I can't stop worrying about whether he got home ok, but I'm 90 per cent sure he's tucked up safely in bed asleep and just didn't bother to let me know he got back.
This happened after our first date as well but I thought less about it then, partly because at that stage I just thought maybe he wasn't interested but also, I suppose, I hadn't formed any attachment to him really at that point.
Whereas I now have high hopes for this relationship except that right now I'm flitting between being irritated with him for not letting me know he's home and worrying his car's in a ditch somewhere.
He might have just forgotten? When we visit my mum, she always says, text me when you get home ( is quite a long journey). If I remember within 2 hours of getting home it's quite an achievement on my part!
Tbh it probably isnt something he does most evenings (and i'm sure he gets home safe most evenings despite not letting anyone know ) so he has probably just forgotten. And really, at 3 dates in, i would drop this request. It was probably said out of an attempt to look caring and not something either of you need to be doing. You arent a couple, when it would feel natural to text that so just leave it until it does feel natural. Otherwise you'll just annoy yourself/panic each time he forgets.
How are you OP, did you get to sleep ok? I'm with everyone else on this one. Also, third date is way way too soon in my book to be talking about attachment and high hopes, you're putting a lot of pressure on things. Hope you keep hold of that grip
I slept absolutely fine thank you (I'm a bit of a cat - I can sleep anywhere regardless of what's going on).
I didn't realise that it's unusual to let the other party know you've got home after an evening out. All of my friends do this, so it's not that it's something I 'expect' because we're dating; it's more that a quick text and everyone knows that everything's fine. My date can't think this is too unusual as when I was out without him earlier this week he asked me to let him know that I got home ok (which I thought was a little funny).
Also, again whether talking about friendships or relationships, the norm amongst most people I spend time with is to text and say 'thank you for a nice evening' or something along those lines.
SurlyCue , I'm going to take your advice and drop this request. I will also stop letting him know that I've got home. If that bothers him, then we can reinstate it as a reciprocal thing.
OneDay , I didn't express myself very well. I'm not putting any pressure on things. 'High hopes' and 'attached' weren't really what I meant. I suppose after the first date he was a guy who I knew nothing about and didn't have any expectations of any sort of relationship. After yesterday evening I know he is a guy who I now consider myself to be 'seeing' and that in itself is something to be pleased about. And I do care enough about him to care that he got home safely, but then I would have that same feeling about a friend.
If anything, I've had to slow him down. Last night he talked about booking a holiday (just a passing mention). In my view it is far too soon for that!
I think him not texting when he got home is the least of your worries with this one - talking about booking a holiday on the third date and him trying to go at a too fast pace is something you should pay more attention to.
I learned the lesson of letting things to move too fast with my last relationship which ended awfully (after an intense first three months my feelings evaporated over the space of a couple of weeks and I had to break up with someone who thought he had met the woman he was going to marry).
I have been clear with this guy that I won't be booking a holiday with him at this stage and that he needs to chill out a bit or he'll scare me off!