Monday, May 7, 2012

M&A - The "First" Date: Part II

...You can find the first encounter here and part I here

We made our way to the very center seats and continued with small talk about who knows what. He held my hand over the arm rest, but it wasn't very comfortable. Fortunately, the arm rests in the theater move up (cool, right?), so to his surprise, I cuddled underneath his arm.

I felt insanely nervous throughout the movie, even though we didn't speak a word. When it finished, the lights came up, and we made our way out of the crowded theater to dinner. A booze-less dinner. Don't get me wrong, I don't need booze to have a good time, but when you're insanely nervous and fully aware that your date is just as nervous (if not more so), a drink would have been nice to help us both relax a bit.

But we had fun. We talked and laughed and talked some more. We discussed exes, friends, family life, hopes, and dreams. As hard of a time that I had talking about some subjects, he wasn't judgmental. He simply listened, really listened.

Before I knew it, he was paying for dinner, like a true gentleman, and we were heading out the door. We walked to his car, and once we were inside, he handed me the pink bag that had been taunting me with its presence. Inside were Under Armour running socks, an Under Armour running head band, and an iTunes gift card.  I remember muttering that he didn't have to get me anything, thanking him profusely, and fighting tears because it was so thoughtful for my upcoming, first ever half marathon.

We drove back to his Aunt's house, and I oddly felt relief that the date was done. We stood on the sidewalk awkwardly, and I made the first move to peck him on the lips. Then kept repeating that I never did that. We said goodnight and see you tomorrow. I got in my car, and as I pulled away, the tears came. And I cried the whole way home.

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17 comments:

Lauren said...

a gift on your first date?! :picks up phone and texts boyfriend: i'm jealous.

Olga said...

This is such a sweet story! What a gentleman! And I would totally be crying too!

Ruthie Hart said...

I bet those were tears of pure joy, excitement and ANXIOUSNESS! Sometimes I am brought to tears when I realize how lucky I am to have Jon and I know you feel the same!

amy b.s. said...

wow. he really is quite the catch. so cute!

poptartyogini said...

I like that he bought you something special. I think it is so important to spend time with people who listen and remember. You're a lucky lady!

Neely said...

You found such a wonderful man my friend!

Jess said...

You got yourself a keeper and I think its so sweet that you brought to tears at the end. xo

sherri lynn said...

That is so sweet that he got you a present!! And how thoughtful it was! I don't think I've heard of many gifts given on the first date... I think he's a keeper ;) And I love that you made the move for the kiss - get it girl!

lil desiqua said...

Awww that is so cute! Espcially with a little surprise present, that was meaningful (flowers only go so far!). Can't wait to hear more!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Ahh, so sweet. Just the perfect first date. :)

Your being nervous during the movie totally reminds me of my second date with Nick. We watched a movie at my apartment on the couch and were cuddled up together akwardly, and I kept thinking, "This is so weird, awkward." Haha! Cuddling is much more comfortable now!

Elizabeth said...

Such a sweet first date story! You guys are so adorable!

Laura Darling said...

So cute! Can't wait to read the rest!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww sweet! Looking forward to the next part!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Such a sweet story! I cannot wait to read the rest! Hope your week is off to a great start !

Miss Chelsea said...

ahh adorable.I love that you cried, you're such a sweetheart!

Janna Bogert said...

Haha aww...This is too cute. I was lucky- I didn't know Will and I were dating until it was too late ;)

Emmy said...

Wow gifts on the first date! Impressive! I could finally read this post as I had a chance to go back and read the other two. Can't wait to hear the next part :)