Then, by fate (she knows now it was just coincidence), they had both walked out of a bar at the same time (closing time).
She'd been a little tipsy and given in when her girlfriends pressured her to go ask him for his number.
She is growing more and more self-conscious and concerned about the fact that she is still single in her thirties.While she knows she was probably too immature to get married previously, she also knows that her friends and extended family have started raising eyebrows.She recently had an exciting night of sex with a guy she met in a bar who was incredibly attractive.He had seemed interested in her - he was even affectionate in bed; but now he isn't calling.In the back of her mind she knows there will be attractive men out tonight, and she is hoping to eventually meet someone she can date seriously.
However, she hasn't thought too much beyond the evening and maybe the start of a relationship.
They've arrived early so the crowd is still a bit sparse, but this gives them time to actually hang out and talk before anyone else arrives and they get involved in other conversations.
As the 32-year-old orders her drink, she chats with the bartender for a bit, because she knows that even a brief conversation with a stranger (male or female) will get her into a more social mood, which might help later if any men want to talk to her.
It doesn't hurt that the men who go there are generally older professionals, men who have their shit together and don't drink until they fall down.
They pick a good spot at the bar and order a drink.
She learned that trick when she first moved to the city and sometimes went out alone.