02 September 2008

A Few More Date Details

I sat in my car for almost ten minutes before I went in to meet him, thinking, "What the hell am I doing?"

I wore a black tank top, jeans, and black sandals. He wore jeans, too. (Ooooh, it's a sign!)

My rings stayed home.  On Saturday, I wore all three rings on my necklace, and I really liked the way it looked and it felt OK not to be wearing my own rings on my finger. But when Sunday rolled around, I wanted to wear a different necklace and it didn't feel right for me to wear my wedding rings on my hand, so I left all the rings at home. Today I'm wearing all three rings on my necklace, which I think is going to be my new usual.

He's really tall, definitely over 6'. I felt like an elf.

He got chocolate ice cream.

He walked me to my car, and his parting words were, "I like you." (It sounded better in person.)

I'll be disappointed if that's the last I hear from him, but no matter what may come of things, I feel like moving forward on the dating front is the right thing to be doing.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad for you.

Christine said...

Good for you, Snick. It's good experience (and blog fodder!), if nothing else. I've had dates like that, full of promise and hope and just good times. Keep us posted.

OTRgirl said...

Thanks for all the details. I'm so glad to hear that it went well. Glad that he wasn't a disappointment. I'm bummed that he travels a lot. It must be hard to have to wait so long for the next time.

What A Card said...

Yay! And I think "I like you" is one of the nicest things to say to someone. People just don't say that often enough.

Giovanna Diaries said...

Good for you.
I'm so glad you did it on your own timing. You took your time and waited til you were ready.
Thanks for including us on your new journey!

Andria said...

So happy that things are going well!!!

Sylvie said...

Good on you, Snick! It all must have been a bit weird, but it sounds like it went really well. If anyone deserves for such things to go well, it is you!

moo said...

sounds PERFECT ... low key and not too threatening.

And the best part ... it gave you the confidence to realize that you are doing the right thing.

I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

I agree with previous writer, I think him saying "I like you" is neat. It sounds like it went really well and you had fun and you can hear some excitement in your writing. At least it went well enough that you both would like to hear from each other. And yes, keep us posted!

hydrogeek said...

I'm so glad you have some peace about this decision! If nothing else comes of this fellow, I think that is a HUGE thing. YAY!

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice. Congratulations on a successful toe in the water ;)

Shelley

Kris said...

glad you had a good time!!

Cheryl Lage said...

I really like "I like you!" And at this stage in the game, a little bit of (travel-forced) time betwixt meetings may not be such a bad thing...after all, it got you thinking/evaluating enough to do this secondary post!

Thank you for telling us your thoughts. :)

Little Read Hen said...

Congratulations on the big step! (And thanks for the details...nothing like living vicariously from the couch.)

Anonymous said...

Just from the way you've always described John as your best friend, the awesome relationship you had, I think he would want this for you right now. That piece of him that is always watching over you, is nudging you on.

Karen said...

happy for you.

amazed by you.

inspired by you.

no matter what comes next.

karen

Watercolor said...

Nice step forward. hugs!

Anonymous said...

He likes you!
And you like him. (We can tell. But don't worry. Your secret is safe with us.)
;-)

Mary Ellen said...

Wow! I think that's great. See what incredibly low expectations can get you? A very pleasant surprise!

Rosepetal said...

I am happy for you too, that this decision has been made.

Nancy said...

oooh! I love it when people say "I like you" It's like getting a giant hug that stays with you longer :)

...and so not stalker-ish...

Tiffi33 said...

YAY!!
THAT is an awesome way to start dating again!!
can't wait to hear about the next one!

Julie said...

One of the best gifts you can give your kids is for you to be happy. It's brave of you to put yourself out there to meet new people, and I'm glad to hear that your first date went so well. Best wishes!

zenoma said...

Oh my! I got butterflies just reading this ;)

Rev Dr Mom said...

Sounds really, really nice.

Jill said...

"I like you."

Swoon... I think that was an awesome thing to say.

Megan said...

I'm so happy for you taking this step forward. It sounds like it went really well - I look forward to updates!

ann ominous said...

i like you = beautiful

good luck!

Mainly a midwife said...

"I like you" is a great start. It's cautiously optimistic and not too forward. How nice for you!!!

Sabrina said...

Girl - you are taking baby steps for me!! I am so proud of you! I'm sending you a big hug from Tennessee! You grow girl! Sabrina

Emily said...

"I like you" is such a cool, confident, warm, outward-focused thing to say. So great! Loved reading that.

buddha_girl said...

What aa great life experience for you! I'm so happy (and relieved) to hear the good news. Live it up, sister!

Anonymous said...

hee hee

Amy said...

I am so proud of you for doing this! And happy for you. :))

Karyn said...

Yeay! Good for you--and so glad to hear he is such a nice guy. Anyone who says "I like you" on the first date has got to be adorable.

Wolf said...

i think "i like you" is excellent. :)

i'm glad to see in your newer post that he contacted you again.

but even better, is that you are moving forward. good for you!

django's mommy said...

My late husband told me I was the 'most interesting person' he'd met in a while, and I was totally smitten. :) I think 'I like you' is very, very sweet.

I am SO happy you had such a good time! Yay! (It also selfishly gives me hope that there are good guys still out there.)

mumof4 said...

you just can't go wrong with chocolate ice-cream. It could be a sign....