1. About a month ago I went on a couple dates with a guy from Tinder
  2. He was nice and seemed pretty into me but I wasn't sure how I felt about him
  3. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go for the 3rd, but he seemed pretty excited so, even though the thought of him making me dinner felt super uncomfortable and was making me visibly anxious, I said yes
  4. When we were planning the date I mentioned I was going away to NYC for a night that weekend to visit a friend
  5. All of a sudden he had an idea to visit his friends the same weekend, a trip he'd been planning for a while but had forgotten until this moment and wouldn't it be perfect if we were coordinated travel plans...?
  6. That's when I decided to send him a polite rejection text
  7. I told him I just didn't feel comfortable continuing to date him, that's he's a super nice guy but I just had to be honest about my feelings
  8. He protested and after a few exchanges relented
  9. See Part II