Since my first date with “P” in October, we have been on three, yes THREE, dates! It sounds more exciting than it really is. I’ll briefly explain each one because there is not much detail to get into. The second date was a casual evening enjoying dinner on the river and while the scenery was nice, it was about 50 degrees outside. We continued the night by strolling down main street of a quaint little town and stopping in some of the shops. The final stop was a Starbucks where we sat some more while sipping on coffee. “P” walked me to my car afterwards and although it was only the second date, I still initiated a hug goodbye, no kiss yet.
I guess the second date went ok because we decided to meet again. This time, I tried to think of something other than dinner and drinks, so suggested the movies. While I would have loved a romantic love story or comedy like “Best Man Holiday”, “P” offered that we see “Captain Phillips”. Let me just tell you, that is a pretty intense movie for a third date. Is it ok to cry?, Do you hold hands through the shooting scenes? Should I have curled up in his arms as the pirates took over the ship? NO! I sat there feeling like I was going to have a heart attack, it was that intense. Needless to say, we didn’t do much talking that night and I drove nearly an hour to sit in a movie theater, but it was the least I could do since he did the same on the other two dates.
Now comes the fourth date, you would think so far success, right? “P” asked if I had anything in mind for our next encounter, but I gave him the chance to come up with an idea this time. He then asked if I have even been ice skating. Yah, about twenty years ago…this should be interesting. Well I give in and end up meeting him at the ice skating rink, after all, it is a cute idea for a guy to think of. I was a little nervous to hit the ice, but after we got going, I think I did better than he did. As we were skating in circles trying not to fall, I couldn’t help but watch all of the teenage couples holding hands, laughing, while we barely made conversation. At this point I realize, I need someone who is a little more aggressive, more talkative, etc., because I too am shy at first and reserved, so need that balance to pull my inner goddess out of me. I’m slowly starting to reduce the amount of communication, which of course is only limited to text. Another point to add, I paid for 2 out of the 4 dates.
On another note, I found out last week that the hottie who I sit next to in class and have a crush on, has a girlfriend. I really want to give all of you the fairy tale ending story, but so far I’m 0 for 5.