Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another Weekend Getaway (+ About a Boy)

September has been a very busy month for me! I moved into my new apartment, my Mom came to visit, I went back to San Diego on vacation and now I'm off for another brief weekend getaway to the Midwest for my best friend's brother's wedding. It's just Friday-Sunday but it'll be a blast! The wedding on Saturday is an all-day event with a morning ceremony, brunch, various afternoon activities (golf or spa) and then an evening reception. And of course I'm excited to spend time with my best friend! It'll be a weekend full of laughter and fun for sure. :)

So...about this boy. I've started dating someone as of a week ago. It's brand new and I'm quite possibly jinxing myself by blogging (and tweeting) about it already...but I don't care. I'm super, ridiculously happy! We were set up by a matchmaker, which is crazy in and of itself. (A few months ago, on a night where I might've had an extra glass of wine, I decided on a whim to try something different from all the online dating I've done previously...and this is what I found! I signed up as a free member.) Our first date was a blind date to me since I'm not the paying customer so I wasn't privy to a picture of him, but I was intrigued. I knew next to nothing about him except his first name, age, height and where he worked. He called me two days before to set up the date and suggested an Italian restaurant. I was excited and nervous because I'd never been on a blind date before!

The date was good. Not great or amazing or outstanding, but fairly solid. We had a lot in common (travel, being active, food and being family-oriented) and the conversation flowed easily. We took a cab together from the restaurant to my apartment where he dropped me off, gave me a hug and said he had a good time. Not 20 minutes later I received a text from him saying he knows he's not supposed to ask me out until after feedback (with the matchmaker) but that he had a great time and would like to go out again. I agreed and we ended up going out two days later, which hands down ended up being the best date I've ever been on. We went rock climbing so we met up in our workout clothes and talked non-stop. I loved the fact that we were doing a fun and challenging activity as a date! After that, he suggested grabbing some food so I took him to one of my favorite restaurants where we ended up getting a bunch of empanadas and splitting a pitcher of sangria. We stayed up talking until 4:30 in the morning! Definitely the longest second date I've ever been on. :)

And we've been out two more times since then, once for a quick dinner after work and then he cooked me dinner at his apartment. We are definitely in the exciting, fun, I-want-to-learn-everything-about-you phase. By the way, who goes on four dates in one week?! Honestly, though, it hasn't even felt like a week - it's felt like we've known each other for months. Which is a feeling I've never had with anyone else before. Now, due to my weekend away and a business trip for him next week, we'll have an entire week apart. Which is a good thing. (Perspective? Absence makes the heart grow fonder?) But he's already told me to leave next Friday open for a date he's already planning.

So, yes. Who knows what'll happen in a week or a month or whatever...but I'm living in the now and relishing this, because that's what matters!


diggingoutandup September 29, 2011 at 11:36 PM  

I think this is so completely adorable. *grins* Good for you, I'm happy for you :)

stackingpennies September 30, 2011 at 1:53 AM  

yay! Have fun!

It is great that you are so open to all ways of meeting guys - in this day and age, you really have to be!

Glad you are having such a good time with this new guy!

shoppingtosaving September 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM  

Omg! I just found you through GMBMFB and so glad! I live in San Diego so we have somewhat of a connection :)

I just wanted to post that my BF and I were on this same I want to know everything about you phase and the first week felt like we had known each other forever, and it just continued...6 years later we are still together! It sounds like you are really happy, I wish you the best!!

Frugalista September 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

That's awesome about the boy! When it starts out that good never know. It could be it. Enjoy it, be yourself and hopefully it will all work out. A matchmaker...are you gonna be on Millionaire Matchmaker (that Bravo TV show)?? She did do a season in NYC. : )

scn October 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

Yay! How exciting! Sounds fun! Glad you're still keeping up with your blog :)

MoneyMaus October 4, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

@diggingoutandup - thank you!

@SP - thank you, and using a matchmaker has so far made for an interesting story (to the select few I've told!)

@shoppingtosaving - I do miss San Diego, so enjoy it for me! Glad you and the BF have been together for so long :)

@Frugalista - haha, no, she is NOTHING like Patti Stanger from Millionaire Matchmaker! And no show, I'm wayyyyy too camera shy lol :)

@scn - thanks! it is fun so far!

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Which is a good thing. (Perspective? Absence makes the heart grow fonder?) But he's already told me to leave next Friday open for a date he's already planning.

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