First Dates

 https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/author/lssattitudeofgratitude/ has asked about first dates.

1)On your very first date, did you do the asking, or were you asked out? I went on a blind date, when I first met my husband. I had a couple of relationships, which both ended within a few months. My mum was working with a lady called Christine, and her best friend needed a fourth, so we both agreed on meeting.
2) Were you typically stressed out before a first date? Did things seem to be easier the more you dated the same person? Stressed out, not really. I was a little nervous and not sure what he was going to be like.
3) What did you do to prepare for the date? Did you wear new clothes, or special outfits? I just wore jeans and a t shirt, nothing special as such.
4) How did you meet those first dates? Were your dates with friends of a family member, or friends of a friend? We went to the pub and had a few drinks. We got on really well, and within a few months was engaged, and a couple of years later, married.
5) Did you have a curfew on those early dates? Did you typically arrive home on time or were you constantly breaking curfew? I was eighteen, so I didn’t really have a curfew.
6) Did your parents insist on meeting whomever you dated? My dad had died before I met my husband. My Mum met my husband, and got along, as such. Although I was her little girl, and nobody I brought home would have been good enough.
7) Where did you usually go when on a date? (movies, concerts, picnics, etc.) We went to the pub, the movies and that was pretty much it. We went for a weekend away once, and that was before we were married. There was a curfew at the guest house we were staying, and we had to be in our room before eleven o’clock.
8) Did the boy/man always pay for the date or did you go Dutch treat? We generally went Dutch, although he made sure I got safe home and paid for a taxi if necessary.
9) Were you typically the talker or the listener on a date? Lol, well, I am the talker, and he just listens.
10) What did you do if the date clearly wasn’t going well? (feign a headache, ask to go home, end the date early, etc.) I never really had dates that didn’t go well, not that I noticed anyway.
11) A connection from the past to the present, if applicable. How long did you date your current partner before marriage? I dated my husband for two years before we got married, but was engaged after three months.
12) Bonus Question: Care to share a disasters first date?????? Not a disastrous first date, but we went to a football match on one of our dates. My husband supports Chelsea, and I support Man-United. We went to a well known pub (for Chelsea fans). As you can imagine, Man-United fans weren’t welcome. Someone found out and threatened me, until one of my husband’s friends, and staunch Chelsea fan, said he would throw him out of the window if he didn’t leave me alone. I’m pretty sure I was the only away supporter his friend ever defended. Mind you standing at the Chelsea end when my team scored, and most of them laughed at how brave I was for cheering at the wrong end.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

2 thoughts on “First Dates

  1. Thank you for joining in Diana. You were brave to support a different team. I never shared a bill until in a long term relationship. I hope your mom hrew to love your husband.

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