Was he dead, or just a no show?
F##^* Mac and the horse he failed to ride in on. You need to write a memoir.
Wow what a dick (sorry). Best way to look at it is, better to find out (very) early on. Glad you enjoyed the wine and chicken, and kind staff at the restaurant.
Mac’s loss. He missed an opportunity for a great evening with a lovely human. Your essay is beautiful and honest.
Andrea, this so beautifully written and hits so close to home on the lingering sadness of divorce. Made me cry.
I’m glad you made it a good night. You have a talent for that. Be well.
Andrea, no one who knows you will likely be giving a "Mac" the time of day. It's impossible for me to understand this behavior. Maybe you'll hear from him after he is released by his abductors. If so, he better be able to show you a police report.
Consider yourself lucky that you’ve found out early on that he’s not worthy of you.