There are four possible outcomes when meeting an online date for the first time:
1. You like each other
2. You don't like each other
3. You like him but he doesn't like you
4. He likes you but you don’t like him
It was number four for Gary and me. We met for the first time at a Dunkin Donuts at 2:30 p.m. The Dunkin Donuts date was my idea. I was not going to sit through one more dinner meetup petrified that my ex and his beautiful blonde appendage would see me out with a shriveled 60-year-old man who was the size of a 4 year old. I had resolved that my initial meetings would be mid-afternoon at coffee shops. Coffee dates are far less dangerous, and less of a commitment than dinner dates.