Today I found myself reflecting back to my first date.
It was bad.
Really really bad.
*Richard and I had been good friends forever. All through Junior High he promised to take me on my first date when I turned 16. Well my sixteenth birthday came and he asked me out. By this point in time we weren't really that good of friends, and there had never been romantic interest at all. I was, however, quite interested in this nerdy kid in a couple of my classes, **Blaine. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Blaine would also be on the date, and he would be taking a super cool girl that he had gone to Jr. High with. It was going to be fun.
We had had a dating etiquette lesson in seminary a couple of weeks earlier, so I felt very prepared for the date. In the lesson we learned that when eating on a date you should order something less expensive than the person who is paying for the date orders. Fair enough.
So my first date was dinner and a movie. We ate dinner in the mall food court. I was starving. Everyone else was ordering their meals and getting settled at the table.
Well, my date ordered a soft serve ice cream cone. It cost $0.49. That left me with either getting an ice cream cone for dinner or filling up on saltines and ketchup packets. So I ate an ice cream and we waited for forty minutes while everyone else finished their dinners (and then ate their ice creams).
Then the boys went off to purchase tickets and I watched as my date asked all of the other guys if they had any money he could borrow.
I was kind of humiliated during the whole movie that he had to borrow money. I mean, if you don't have money that's fine, don't go on the date. Or if you do go on the date and need to borrow money, don't do it where your date can see you. It makes her feel really really weird.
So the whole date I pretty much spent my time wishing I were there with Blaine.
Anyway, it wasn't the worst date I have been on at all (that one involves my date eating spaghetti with no utensils ........and with no hands); but it really got my dating off to a shaky start.
What was your first date like? Good, bad, ugly?
*Name has been changed
**Name has not been changed