I type this title, and am thinking, “First dates? I rarely even have a date, and usually if I have one, there isn’t a second, so maybe I should call it something else.” I guess I am being optimistic, and thinking maybe there will be a point I can write an entry called “Second Dates”!
So you remember me writing the other day about how my anxiety was totally kicking my ass over this first date thing–I was worried the guy wasn’t even going to show up, etc.?? Well, he did. He showed up. He was running a couple of minutes lates, but he texted me and let me know. Then he showed up!! He actually showed up. I know I shouldn’t act so stunned, because I think guys SHOULD do what they say they’re going to do, but a lot of the guys I’ve come across don’t usually do that.
Brownie points for him, he planned the date, and paid for pretty much everything except one of my beers. It is nice to go out with a guy who pays for everything. Not that he has to do that every time, but for the first date it is nice. It’s been so long since I’ve had a guy do that. The last guy I “dated”, thought everything was supposed to be dutch, and I was supposed to cook for him. I think I like old school dating.
We went to a car show, even though it’s about 108 degrees here today, and then headed to the bar for burgers and beer. I don’t think the conversation ever stalled–we’re both talkers, so it was easy to talk about lots of things. There was only one point when he was driving me home, that there was a couple of minutes of silence, and within those couple of minutes, I thought the silence was ok. . .that I could ride for a few miles in complete silence with this guy, and it would be okay. I think that in itself speaks volumes.
So, end of date, he comes in for a couple of minutes, we sit and chat, he says he should go, tells me he’d like to kiss me, so I let him! hahaha I told him I had a wonderful time, and he said he did too, and that he’d like to do it again, and I tell him I would too. So, I guess we’ll see what happens, because actions speak louder than words. Either way I will keep you posted!