Where did he live in Delaware? Greenbelt, as I recall, is just outside DC. That's easily a 1.5-2 hour drive from Wilmington (with light traffic), perhaps 2.5 from the shore areas (despite the fact they are closer).
Since you live in the DC area, I assume you're used to the traffic. I grew up in Wilmington, and I dreaded any time I had to drive to the DC area. Also, IIRC the tolls are not cheap, which could be a financial burden for someone with a tight budget. Personally, I don't thik I'd be inclined to make that trip for a date.
As for meeting half way -- where would you have the date? At the Aberdeen Proving Ground?
As I stated, I'm near Delaware a lot and I drive through it a lot. Also, he was exactly an hour away, as I previously said. Again, if you are willing to let things like an hour drive (pain) get in the way of finding your potential spouse (gain), then you aren't ready to be in this type of match making service.