People often refer to older single's as 'leftovers.' Well, I am no leftover, nor do I deserve to settle for someone that is.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hopeful #4

After a long drive getting more and more nervous, I finally arrived at the home of hopeful #4. As soon as he opened the door, it took everything in me to stop the drool from escaping my lips while anthems of joy burst from my mouth praising the Lord….wow, he was H-O-T! Sure I’ve seen lots of pictures, but they do him no justice. This man could contend for a place on ‘The Bachelor’ any day. He immediately gave me a hug which made me feel comfortable right off. The first thing I noticed, besides him (I know, it was totally hard to notice anything else but somehow in my peripheral vision) was his nice house. It’s a great place, well taken care of, and it didn’t smell like boy…impressive! We left in his nice little truck to go to the local CafĂ© Rio for a bite to eat. We had previously decided upon this at his suggestion. The food was delightful. He paid, was a real gentleman of course, and made me feel at ease. I just felt really comfortable around him, if a little shy. We have a lot of things in common, like music, which made for fun conversation. We are both in the same profession as well. There were a few awkward silent moments which made me wish that I hadn’t gotten so cocky and had actually studied those questions I posted. I figured that since I had been on a few dates recently, I was good to go. Each one is different as it turns out. Generally though, we talked and it was a good time.

After dinner, we headed back to his place for a movie. He has quite the set up for movie viewing pleasure. He has two couches, each facing each other with a huge movie screen to the side of them. I sat on one of them and he gave me a blanket. I was worried that he was going to sit on the other couch, far, far away from me. Nope…wrong! He totally sat right by me. It felt great to be sitting close to a hot man, watching a movie and glancing frequently at him as he slept! Yep, he was so tired…poor guy. He had a long day. Anyway, he was totally leaning into me so that can’t be a bad thing right? I was glad that I was further from the screen and had a great view of him and the movie. He’s so pretty!!! Okay, there is so much more to him than his good looks but seriously, they were impressive. He was honestly so, so nice though. I think that he was a tiny bit shy too but that was kind of nice.

After it was over, I thanked him and he said it was fun and seemed genuine about it. I made some joke about how I had randomly invited him to be my facebook friend and such and he said he thought it was really fun that I had done this. On the way home, I had just gotten on the freeway and I got a cute little text from him that said, “Thanks for coming down. It is nice to meet you.” That totally made me happy because you know how on a date you can be really happy in the moment and then on the way home you just beat yourself up for silly little things? I was getting to that point of, “oh no, what if he thought I was really lame, etc.” The simple little text was reassuring and I guess we’ll see what happens from here.

P.S…I know I’m not supposed to like him because he doesn’t want to date. He is too burnt from his whole marriage experience, which he didn’t bring up once on the date thank goodness. He was honest with me right from the start and I know that he doesn’t want to like me. Whether he does or not, I know he will fight it because he doesn’t trust people. I hope he could see that I am a good person though and that he will at least want to be my friend…for now.


PrincessKatie said...

Yeah for a positive date and by teh way you can't call him pretty...according to Hailey boys are handsome. she told me that today when i was asking her if a boy is cute. Yeah for hot boys! I too hope he will at least be friends and maybe more!

Emilie said...

Hurray! Our fingers were crossed the whole time! I'm glad it went well!

Christine said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy that this date was great for you! Good job putting yourself out there, you are an inspiration to us all :)

Livin it up said...

Thanks for your support...again..ladies! And are my hero. I'm not really sure if anything is gonna happen with this guy, but i'm grateful for one fabulous night! :)