Sunday, November 01, 2009

This is how our first date was arranged....

Brian and I had been communicating through eHarmony for a few weeks, and had recently had one or two phone conversations. One morning, before I headed out the door for work, I checked my eHarmony account and found a message from Brian asking me if I'd like to have dinner with him the coming weekend. I happily accepted!

On our first date we...

met for dinner at Chandra in Pasadena. I arrived first, but I didn't want to seem too eager, so I went for a walk around the block. By the time I walked back to the restaurant, Brian had arrived and was waiting for me at our table!

I remember talking over dinner about our Myers-Briggs personality types and thinking that Brian was a pretty delightful guy.

After dinner, we walked through Old Town Pasadena and got ice cream!

[Fun side note]: After ice cream, we walked back to Brian's car, and there was a parking ticket on it. I felt so bad for him! I remember being so impressed, though, with how he handled it. He just put it away and calmly said that he'd deal with it later. Something like that could have really put a damper on our evening, but he didn't let it get in the way of enjoying our time together, and that said something to me about his character that I really liked.

[Really fun side note]: Brian still buys me ice cream on a regular basis, and his wonderful character is still one of the things that makes marriage to him so great!


C said...

Awwww! I had butterflies in my tummy reading this! Totally gushing like a school girl here! What a sweet post! I love it! :)

J at said...

Very, very sweet. I love this post. And it's funny how the way people deal with bad situations can really be telling. AND...yay for ice cream! AND...yay for handsome husbands! (I think your compliment made Ted's day, btw...)

Word verification: brizan
Sounds like Brian + Tarzan, right?

Sharon said...

You definitely got the exact right man for you!