The Date With B

We met at the Tapas bar at 6pm. He was sitting at a table waiting when I was walked in the door. He stood up and greeted me with a hug. We sat and exchanged the “It’s so nice to finally meet you!’s and How was your day?’s.

He was everything I expected. Big blue eyes, light brown hair, blue button-up collared shirt. We talked about our jobs; he asked about school. We talked about karaoke, traveling, and living in New York City.

After we deciphered the menu we ordered 4 tapas- tuna steak, artichoke hearts, scallops, and marinated salmon. We each had a glass of red wine. It was delicious.

I was not once bored.

As we finished the last of our wine he asked if I liked cupcakes. Who would say no to that? So he paid the bill and then we walked a few blocks south to Crumbs, one of the best bakeries in NYC. We shared a caramel apple cupcake and each got a hazelnut coffee. We sat for another hour talking and laughing off our sugar high.

When we were ready to go he asked if he could cab me home. I laughed and told him that wasn’t necessary, but I appreciated his thoughtfulness. (Again, this the first time a guy has offered to pay to take me home!) I let him do it anyway. We got in a cab and then he walked me to my building. We stood on the front steps for a few minutes. He said he had a really nice time and said he would like to do it again sometime. I said I agreed.

Then he leaned in and gave me a nice, gentle kiss.

It was perfect. Not too long, not too short. It had enough force, but wasn’t completely over-the-top. He left me wanting more.

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88 responses to “The Date With B

  1. How exciting!

  2. How exciting!

  3. AHHHHH! Success! Finally, a normal and nice guy! I hope he calls again soon and takes you out! ❤

  4. AHHHHH! Success! Finally, a normal and nice guy! I hope he calls again soon and takes you out! ❤

  5. SQUEEEEEEE! Swoon! You deserve a lovely date.

  6. SQUEEEEEEE! Swoon! You deserve a lovely date.

  7. goodgirlgoneblog

    Congrats!

  8. goodgirlgoneblog

    Congrats!

  9. Sounds like a sweet first date!

  10. Sounds like a sweet first date!

  11. Shannon Patterson

    that sound like the perfect first date

  12. Shannon Patterson

    that sound like the perfect first date

  13. PERFECTION! Ahhh, I want more! 🙂 That sounds so fantastic, I’m so happy this went so well for you!

  14. PERFECTION! Ahhh, I want more! 🙂 That sounds so fantastic, I’m so happy this went so well for you!

  15. yay! hoping for more good dates like this.

  16. yay! hoping for more good dates like this.

  17. The Passionate Book Worm

    That is so sweet! I’m so glad it went well!

  18. The Passionate Book Worm

    That is so sweet! I’m so glad it went well!

  19. How exciting! He sounds great – I hope things continue to go well! Oh, and the cupcake offer would have totally won me over 🙂

  20. How exciting! He sounds great – I hope things continue to go well! Oh, and the cupcake offer would have totally won me over 🙂

  21. I just sqqqquuueeeed! That sounds so great. And cupcake, cab ride home, and the kiss? Le swoon.

    So excited for you Ashely! Have a great weekend!

  22. I just sqqqquuueeeed! That sounds so great. And cupcake, cab ride home, and the kiss? Le swoon.

    So excited for you Ashely! Have a great weekend!

  23. sounds fantastic! can’t wait to hear more about B!

  24. sounds fantastic! can’t wait to hear more about B!

  25. sorry ive been a bit out of the loop- just catching up now:)

    sounds like a great date! keep an open mind and keep us posted!

    (ps- little secret? manfriend and i met on okcupid.)

  26. sorry ive been a bit out of the loop- just catching up now:)

    sounds like a great date! keep an open mind and keep us posted!

    (ps- little secret? manfriend and i met on okcupid.)

  27. AAHHH! I’m so excited for you. Sounds like a perfectly amazing date. Can’t wait to hear more!

  28. awwwwww yay!! how exciting. sounds like a perfect date. hopefully you guys made plans for round 2?!?!

  29. AAHHH! I’m so excited for you. Sounds like a perfectly amazing date. Can’t wait to hear more!

  30. awwwwww yay!! how exciting. sounds like a perfect date. hopefully you guys made plans for round 2?!?!

  31. What a gem.

    Chivalry? Cupcakes? Blue eyes? He sounds like a keeper!

    I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. I can’t wait to hear about the second date:)

  32. What a gem.

    Chivalry? Cupcakes? Blue eyes? He sounds like a keeper!

    I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. I can’t wait to hear about the second date:)

  33. erin - heart in ireland

    Sounds like an amazing first date!

    And he sounds great and really nice.

  34. erin - heart in ireland

    Sounds like an amazing first date!

    And he sounds great and really nice.

  35. I like this one!! Date #2 planned yet?

  36. I like this one!! Date #2 planned yet?

  37. Little Miss Obsessive

    Awwww he sounds so nice!!!! How exciting.. can’t wait to hear more!!! YAY

  38. Little Miss Obsessive

    Awwww he sounds so nice!!!! How exciting.. can’t wait to hear more!!! YAY

  39. Awww, that’s great! That sounds like my first date with my boyfriend, who I met on OKCupid. It was so… natural! I wasn’t nervous or over analyzing everything. Hopefully we’ll have another OKCupid success story!

  40. Awww, that’s great! That sounds like my first date with my boyfriend, who I met on OKCupid. It was so… natural! I wasn’t nervous or over analyzing everything. Hopefully we’ll have another OKCupid success story!

  41. thatShortChick

    yay for a great date!

  42. thatShortChick

    yay for a great date!

  43. Princess Extraordinaire

    Yay sounds awesome!

  44. Princess Extraordinaire

    Yay sounds awesome!

  45. Got Dang u live an exciting life LOL. I mean how do you balance school, work, and a rollercoaster exciting dating life LOL. Glad you enjoyed yourself and also glad he treated you like a lady. Romance and gentlemen aren’t dead we are just rare.

  46. Got Dang u live an exciting life LOL. I mean how do you balance school, work, and a rollercoaster exciting dating life LOL. Glad you enjoyed yourself and also glad he treated you like a lady. Romance and gentlemen aren’t dead we are just rare.

  47. courtneyryan369

    SO COOL! I realize I don’t know you, but I’m very excited for you!

  48. courtneyryan369

    SO COOL! I realize I don’t know you, but I’m very excited for you!

  49. WOO HOO!!!!

  50. WOO HOO!!!!

  51. ooo la la!! can’t wait for more of this guy!

  52. ooo la la!! can’t wait for more of this guy!

  53. insomniaclolita

    And you left us wanting more too!! lol

  54. insomniaclolita

    And you left us wanting more too!! lol

  55. Awwww…. so cute! I hope it works out. Date 2 planned?

    LJ and I met on Craigslist of all places. Don’t you love the internet.

  56. Awwww…. so cute! I hope it works out. Date 2 planned?

    LJ and I met on Craigslist of all places. Don’t you love the internet.

  57. Ahhhhh, such a sweet date!

    Love it!

    xox

  58. Ahhhhh, such a sweet date!

    Love it!

    xox

  59. Yay!! How exciting! What a great date! 🙂

  60. Yay!! How exciting! What a great date! 🙂

  61. !!!! I’m excited for you. He left me wanting to hear more! Congratulations on the great date!

  62. !!!! I’m excited for you. He left me wanting to hear more! Congratulations on the great date!

  63. yay! being left wanting more is the best feeling in the world…congrats!

  64. yay! being left wanting more is the best feeling in the world…congrats!

  65. Is it weird that I’m doing a happy dance for you right now? Because I totally am.

  66. Is it weird that I’m doing a happy dance for you right now? Because I totally am.

  67. lavarocksilmare

    Hey girl!

    I don’t know if I’ve ever commented but I just wanted to say, HOW EXCITING. I was just saying to my friend yesterday that its been over a year since I’ve met anyone I ACTUALLY wanted to date. So yay! I’m excited for you!

  68. lavarocksilmare

    Hey girl!

    I don’t know if I’ve ever commented but I just wanted to say, HOW EXCITING. I was just saying to my friend yesterday that its been over a year since I’ve met anyone I ACTUALLY wanted to date. So yay! I’m excited for you!

  69. holy cow, could that date go any more perfectly?! good for you, and keep us updated!

  70. holy cow, could that date go any more perfectly?! good for you, and keep us updated!

  71. what an amazing date!

  72. what an amazing date!

  73. Wow, great date!

  74. Wow, great date!

  75. aw yay that sounds perfect!

  76. aw yay that sounds perfect!

  77. If B has a brother that maybe wants to move to Canada… hook this sister up. Sounds promising so far!

  78. If B has a brother that maybe wants to move to Canada… hook this sister up. Sounds promising so far!

  79. that sounds like the most amazing date – plus “he left [you] wanting more” – WOW! i think you’ve got a good one 🙂

  80. that sounds like the most amazing date – plus “he left [you] wanting more” – WOW! i think you’ve got a good one 🙂

  81. Yay! A good first date! Those are the best!

  82. Yay! A good first date! Those are the best!

  83. Sounds like a nice first date! Congrats!

  84. Sounds like a nice first date! Congrats!

  85. Erin [aka E.Wiggle™]

    Sigh. I love Boyfriend but I miss those first date stories. Well… the good ones.

  86. Erin [aka E.Wiggle™]

    Sigh. I love Boyfriend but I miss those first date stories. Well… the good ones.

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