Oh yeah, the first date… Do
you remember that feeling? The very first time you asked a girl out, with the
most innocent of intentions. Or as a girl, waiting on the edge of your seat for
the cute guy in class that you sorta kinda maybe like to “pop the question”; nervous and excited at the same time…
I know that as a guy the moment
between asking the question and the waiting for the response felt like the
entire length of break time; and no time to eat your sandwich with the lump in
Well… that’s because it was the
length of break time; that’s all the time you had really, and besides, even
back then a girl would have to deliberate with her girlfriends before getting
back to you with an answer.
And after patiently waiting
to hear those sweet words, you finally hear them, “yes I will go out with you”, and you felt like the
enormous force that was clutching your heart and lungs has finally let go. Now
you can breathe and bask the feeling of awesomeness.
Pheeew!!! …And now for that sandwich.
Deciding where to go for the
date was not hard, you were 13 years old, and conversing with the girl you like
was hard enough. Now, conversing with her outside of school grounds, wow!! So the obvious choice, which also takes the
pressure off of conversation, was taking her to the latest movie at the popular
mall, where if you were lucky your class mates would spot you, and instantly,
you would be the talk of the playground come Monday morning.
(Fist pump) YES!!
Mmmmhmmm, you dressed to
impress for this one. Plus you have seen how she looks on civvies day, oooh
mama! So you had better bring you’re A-game.
So, with the innocent
intentions, you take a ride in the back seat of your mom or dads car, to your
very first date… hoping that maybe during the course of this day time affair you
will get to hold her hand, or better yet around her waist. The bonus, as a guy,
would be receiving the cherry on top, a kiss on the cheek. Only the brave
ventured for the whole cake, the pierce de résistance… A mbaa (peck) on the
Timing is everything; if you
were late, you could kiss your hopes goodbye. If you didn’t wait for the light
finger brush and for your hands to dry before reaching for hers, consider that
the beginning of the awkwardness.
There were also a few things
that were key:
- She has already said yes to the date so you have
done something right. BUT don’t get comfortable, you are still trying to
make an impression.
- Always have gum. YOU DO NOT want the last thing she remembers about that date, to be your unprepared (foul) breath as you tried to whisper something in her ear in the movie theatre.
- Be a gentleman. You know you were taught better than to mistreat a lady.
- And have fun DAMMIT, it’s your first date.
Aah the good old days… Dating
was simple, and determined only by your parent’s pockets. Hahahaha!!
I don’t remember my very
first date going so well. I had made the mistake of buying a gobstopper sweet along
with my popcorn. Gobstoppers are tricky things to eat. I always opt for sucking
on it with my entire mouth as apposed to licking my way through multiple layers of hard candy. I later found out that she thought I was practicing
how to kiss; which explains a lot about the rest of the date.
– Call me Dizzle