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Going on a Date

I have been staying at my parents house while searching for a house and in preparation for my move. I really wanted to be settled in my own space before beginning to date, because who wants to date someone in their 40s living with their parents. But I met a beautiful woman while getting coffee and just could not pass up the opportunity to ask her out. And she was wearing a Cardinals shirt, so it was surely a sign, right?

So anyhow, I am really nervous about this date. While I have been on many dates in my lifetime, I always knew that not much would come out of the relationship. I was in towns for short periods of time before moving on to other places. I wasn’t seeking anything longterm, just a bit of companionship. But this is completely different. This time I am hoping to find forever. This could be the last first date I go on for the rest of my life. I know it is early to start thinking this way, but it just goes to show how different my mindset is now that I am beginning to put roots down and mentally prepare for the rest of my life.

I have a fun night planned for the two of us. I am taking her bowling. I figure it will be a great way to see how athletic she is, how competitive she is and ensure she likes to have fun. Plus there will be bowling to do if things get awkward and we don’t have much to talk about. Much better than sitting at a meal in awkward silence.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I hope I have an amazing first date with this beautiful woman.