When suddenly, a young chap who we will call "Timmy" (wearing skinny jeans, but he was so skinny they looked baggy, sporting hipster glasses without knowing they're hipster, and proudly wearing a leather jacket, somehow without looking any tougher, melting girls' hearts in the same way that a puppy does.) walks in. After he makes a few laps around the theater, he catches Tom's (yes, Tom's) attention. Tom leans over and whispers "I think he's looking for someone"
Timmy continues to stare awkwardly down rows, looks at his phone, at the rows, at his phone, takes another lap, sits down for a second, gets back up, takes off his jacket, puts it back on. I lean over to Tom and say,
"I bet he's waiting for someone he met on an online dating site."
Now, before you "We met on eharmony!" people get all offended on me, this is not meant to be a negative thing. Just an observation due to my extreme deductive reasoning skills.
Tom says "You think so?"
And I'm all "yeah, definitely, he looks nervous and he doesn't know who he's looking for. If he knew the girl (we just assumed it was a girl he was looking for, we really had no idea) he would've found her by now and he wouldn't seem so worried." (Timmy was about seven laps in by this point).
At this exact moment he swoops into the row four ahead of us and shyly asks the girl if her name is Shelby. She was very nice to him and apologized that she was not in fact Shelby. I got a little nervous at that point because she had two friends with her and they all seemed to be late teens/early 20s. Females of this age can be ruthless, but actually, they were all very sweet and I was so relieved. This didn't relieve Tom, he won't admit it now, but I think he was a little choked up that this wasn't Shelby. By this point Tom was totally rooting for .Timmy
He continued to check his phone nervously. It was getting dangerously close to the start of the movie, the lights were dimming and we started to freak out. Tom was agitated, "I can't relax and watch this movie until I know this kid is going to be okay."
And I was like "You said it brother, I'm all stressed out that this Shelby girl's standing him up."
Timmy shyly made his way to the back of the theater and disappeared out the back doors. Now we were really beside ourselves. "Oh crap, now we definitely can't watch the movie."
We sat there in silence for a moment, pondering Timmy's fate, when Tom couldn't take it anymore. "I'm going to go help him."
Guys, this was cute. Real cute. I got all giddy over Tom (not that I ever stopped). Tom is the type of person, while careful with money, would rather buy out the whole movie theater just so that he wouldn't have to deal with token loud laugher and the annoying family, and here he was reaching out to his fellow patrons at the movies.
Tom got out of his seat, went out the back doors, and quickly came back in smiling..."He found her!!"
"Did you talk to him?"
"No! I walked out and saw them meet!"
We were pretty stoked for Timmy.
We proceeded to eye them during the rest of the previews while Timmy sat with his right leg curled underneath his left and swung the left like an eight year old on a swing set. To further corroborate my blind date meetup theory, Shelby had brought a friend with her. You now the friend who makes sure the guy you're meeting isn't an ax murderer or something.
It was really fun to witness a blind date like that, even if the two datees had no idea how much we felt like a part of their night. To be honest, they got boring after a while, but the whole first fifteen minutes of their date were super interesting. It was like real reality television.
Do you people-watch on dates? Or are Tom and I the only creepers out there??