Well, date number 5 finally happened today. It took several reschedules, and unfortunately it didn't go all that well.
To his credit, he seemed like a normal guy. I got the impression that when he saw me he was disappointed and wanted to run away; and that for the rest of our lunch time together he had no interest in being there with me. The conversation was very halted and difficult.
There was just no connection, even though we had some things in common.
I'm disappointed. I was just really hopeful that something would come of this date. I am starting to doubt that these folks will be successful in finding someone with whom I'll be compatible. It's difficult not to lose hope.
The day wasn't a total loss though. I traded in my Civic for a shiny new one.