The theme of this Ten on Tuesday seems to be "dating" -- always a humorous topic when it comes to me and my Christopher. This should be interesting...
1. What is your ideal best date?
First of all, my ideal date would be preceded by a day on the beach (or, in my dreams, on a yacht); basking in the sun with my favorite beach-bud is the way I wish I could spend my entire summer. Not to mention, a fresh sun-kissed tan is crucial for feeling my most attractive for a big date ;) I would enjoy a nice dinner with my handsome boyfriend, followed by a stroll down the boardwalk and concluded by snuggling up on the couch watching a funny movie. (Oh, and if we're being idealistic, I'd also throw in a brief shopping spree ... but in reality I can do without it. Just sayin'...)
2. How long does it take you to get ready to go on a date?
Within the ballpark range of about an hour and a half - two hours.
3. What would you wear on the date?
A pretty sundress and summery wedges!
4. If you are married, how often do you go on dates? If you are single, when was your last date?
My last date was at the end of Spring Break - We had dinner with C's parents and took a trip to Rita's in less-than-ideal weather (note: Mango Gelatis are much more enjoyable in weather over 45 degrees) We went to see the Bradley Cooper (yum) movie, "Limitless" in theater (- don't get me started on that one, I'll leave my critique for a different post.) After the movie we went back to his house to hang out and watch TV. I couldn't have asked for better time spent (so what if we fell asleep by midnight?) I'd prefer a lazy date night with C over a wild late-night any time :)
5. What was your worst date?
I've tried to block out dates pre-Christopher, so let's just stick to my current relationship. I don't think we've ever had any obviously bad dates, per-say, but I can think of a couple awkward ones. For example, our first big night out: his Junior Prom. I attended as his date after already accepting to (and canceling) another date. Long story short, the other boy didn't come. His friends judged me. C felt uncomfortable. Buttttttttt we made the best of it ... by the end of the night we were over it, and I think it ended up being a really good time, and at the very least, a night to remember.
And then there was our first REAL, romantic, dinner-for-two, roses and the whole-nine-yards date on my 17th birthday. Those of you who know me are familiar with the awkwardness of the night's events, and for those of you who don't, I'll be posting about it closer to our anniversary. I'll leave you with this: I am SO THANKFUL he still treats me like a Queen even after that night at Dominic's Restaurant.
6. Do you/Did you kiss on your first date?
Ha. I WOULD have kissed C on our very first "date" (aka we went to the movies with a group of friends and he put his arm around me to scare unnamed creepy boys away) but he decided to wait another year and a half. So, I'll answer "Yes," I would kiss on the first date, but when it comes to Christopher - no, not even close.
7. If married, how long before you knew he/she was the one? If single, how long before you know if the person is marriage material?
I'm not going to answer this question. I will say this - the first day I met C I knew I would make him my boyfriend ;)
8. Do you prefer day dates or night dates?
I prefer day dates that turn into night dates :)
9. How old were you when you first were allowed to date?
I had my first boyfriend the summer after 6th grade - my mom let me hang out with him and even drove us to the movies, but warned me to be "smart." She wasn't afraid to tell me she didn't really think going to the movies with a boy alone was an appropriate action for a young lady of 13.
If you asked my dad in high school, he'd say I wasn't allowed until I was 30. I think Christopher helped to change his mind.
10. What is the most embarrassing moment you have had on a date?
Oh gosh ... I bet I could write a book on moments that were unbearably embarrassing in my mind, but in reality weren't so bad. I think my relationship freshman year of high school was one year-long embarrassment in itself. I'll leave it at that.