Posted by NikonGuy007:
"I also love bookstores, always have. I can stay in a bookstore for hours. Typically, in the past, when I went to a bookstore with a girlfriend, she went to look for what interested her. I went to look for what interested me, and after an hour or two, we just kinda' found each other, but we were not there walking around holding hands. Granted, that wasn't a "date", but the concept is the same: We're here together, we may have different sub-interests, but we are "alone together" or "together alone", we are leaving together, and on the drive home or at dinner, we can discuss what we came across."
This is very likely precisely what was happening with the museum date the OP described.
One might find his/her date on the opposite side of the room, yet they are still there together enjoying the art.
Silently disappearing to drive away while the guy is probably searching the museum for her?
What the OP did there is seriously childish. The equivalent of taking her toys and going home in a tantrum.
She could have just as easily said, "Let's finish seeing the rest of this museum together so we can go get ice cream!"