Romantic dating stories
We shut down the coffee shop we talked for so long and then he took me to a fabulous dinner at a Thai restaurant.
Then, we went to a nearby park, but it started to rain, so we took cover in a gazebo.
The best first dates don’t have to end up with a relationship or even in bed — they stand on their own as awesome experiences that you can recount for years after.
So if you love first dates as much as I do, keep reading for some awesome first date stories.
I busted my pants excitedly jumping into his arms...
and we climbed on top of a (really cool) van, butt hanging out and loving it, and each other, already. We had known each other through mutual friends and hung out a lot, but slowly realized our friendship was turning into something else. I knew he was big into TV and film, so I suggested we go to a movie.
But I didn't want to get in the car with him right away so I convinced him to go back to the first park with the sundial and the Japanese tea garden thing, where you rake through the sand? So we raked the sand until I realized he wasn't an axe murderer and then got into his car, where I saw he had a little red stuffed cow by the gear shift.
I picked The Lovely Bones thinking it sounded romantic and because the poster looked sort of dreamy.
Little did I know it was actually about a pedophile raping and murdering girls.
Afterwards I was mortified thinking he would think I was weird for picking that as a first date movie, but when I explained what happened, he thought it was adorable and we had a good laugh.
We had SO much to talk about on the walk home, what with comparing notes on what freaked us out the most, etc, and since it was a beautiful night and we were both hungry, we ate Chipotle outside on the edge of a fountain.
Doing something new and scary like that made me vulnerable in a good way--it opened me up to the dude and forced me to trust him a little (not usually my strong suit), and it gave us something memorable to bond over. Every Friday at our school during football season we had a school spirit raffle.