Alex Rodriguez didn't exactly hit it out of the park on his first date with Jennifer Lopez.

In fact, the former Yankee didn't even know they were on a date.

"Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule. I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation," he told Vanity Fair in a wide-ranging interview with his superstar girlfriend. "It would be incredibly productive for me to sit with one of the smartest, greatest women in the world, especially for a guy like me who is coming through tough times."

And so when Lopez informed him "around the third or fourth inning" of their dinner that she was single, Rodriguez did as any love-struck Romeo would do — he retreated to the restroom to "re-adjust" his thoughts.

"I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text," he recalled.

The text in question?

"It says, 'You look sexy AF,' " Lopez chimed in, before adding that right after he sent the message, the fire alarm went off and they were forced to evacuate.