First dates are a common thread with most of us. We’ve all been on first dates, some may have worked out great and others may have taught us a thing or two. I thought I’d share a few stories of first dates I had in my single years.
I went on a date with a cute sorority girl in college. We went to see a movie north of Seattle. I picked her up at her sorority and I drove us to the theatre. Once we got there, I realized I forgot my damn wallet. She was kind enough to pay for two tickets to Nine Months. Needless to say, I didn’t last another nine days with her after she thought I forgot my wallet on purpose. UPSHOT: this is the same woman who told me I needed to stop apologizing for things. Thus I learned about tough love.
One of the first actual dates I went on with this woman, we also went to see a movie. With this date I had my wallet and offered to handle the movie ticket and snacks. I ordered popcorn and Cherry Coke. After that I walked over to the butter pump and added some imitation butter oil. UPSHOT: this woman became my wife and made it abundantly clear she didn’t like butter on her popcorn and couldn’t stand Cherry Coke. We still joke about her dislike of Cherry Coke nine years later.
I took a date to dinner, it wasn’t anything fancy though. I did offer to pay since it seemed like the right thing to do on a first date. For some reason I was crazy about this girl, maybe I was just a horndog. When the check arrives I offered to cover everything. She balked at that idea and suggested splitting the bill. I asked her if she was sure about that and she said yes. When we headed to the car I noticed she was a bit mellow. I inquired about her mood and she was annoyed I didn’t cover the entire bill. She wanted me to be more assertive or some shit like that and insist I cover the whole bill. UPSHOT: The famous Sir Mix-a-Lot was sitting two tables away from us with his wife. Less than two weeks later I stopped dating this woman because she holds pint glasses oddly.
Before you laugh too hard at me… I’ve been on more than three first dates, but for the life of me I can only remember these three. It’s bugging me a bit I can’t remember any of the others. I can picture faces, but not the places. I think it’s fair to say my mind is mush these days.
TODAY’S RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Phyllis, Francine, Pfister, Flika, Phruka, and Foolay.