The first time, I thought it was just nerves.
It's always a bit tense when meeting someone for the first time. Especially when that meeting has the intent of sizing one up for the potential of courtship, relationship... whatever-ship.
He talked. And talked. Oh, how he talked! Not mindless blather... He's educated, well read, well traveled and interesting. But the three face to face meetings and the two phone calls made it clear there would be no 'me' in that kind of a relationship.
When there is no getting a word in edgewise for one party, there is no conversation. There is the telling on one part and the listening on the other. Nothing more. And when he paused and I could speak, always he latched on to something I said to weave into his own tale. Which he would interject... effectively cutting me off.
So I emailed him to say there was no connection for me, no spark.
I had to laugh when he told me that when first starting to get to know someone, he is cautious and distant.
I didn't have the heart to tell him he yammered on like a lonely old woman!