Friday, March 19, 2010

Flashback Friday #2

When was your first date? You can choose either your first date ever or your first date with your spouse - or both! How old were you? What did you do/where did you go? Did anything memorable - either good or embarrassing? If it was your first date ever, did you continue to date that person? If so, how long? If you are sharing the story of the first date with the person you married, did you know then that he/she was "the one" or did it take a longer for love to bloom? Any other memories you wish to share about those wonderfully awkward first dates?!

As a teen I always went for older guys. My first date was just prior to my Freshman year in high school. I'd met the guy over the summer at the local swim club. We'd been talking on the phone and seeing each other at the pool occasionally where I was a member and he sometimes came as a visitor with a friend. The pool had an end of summer dance for teens and I remember dancing to "Stairway to Heaven". We also, shortly before or after that (I really don't remember), went to King's Island with my older sister and her boyfriend. We ended up dating for almost two years but the relationship did not survive the "he's in college, she's still in high school" problem.

Side note - many years later after my divorce I had another first date at King's Island. This is not a typical choice for a first date and certainly wasn't my idea either time, but it does give you lots of time to get to know someone.

My first date with my husband was at a Chinese restaurant where we sat in a booth across from each other and caught up on our lives (we'd been friends since high school but hadn't seen much of each other for a number of years). The funniest part was when we opened our fortune cookies my fortune read "The answer to all your problems is right in front of you".


Mocha with Linda said...

Fun memories!

Kim said...

For once the fortune cookie had it right! :-)

Any amusement park would be my last choice for a date, since anything faster than the carousel makes me violently ill. But I do love the carny food! LOL

Thanks for sharing your story on this week's Flashback Friday!