I am always a fan of anything that encourages people to breakaway from the mold and do their own thing. It might be because I'm part hippy or a bit of a rule breaker myself, but whatever it is I like it. So I am really excited to present this guest post by Li who writes over at Vimbly.
Why My Date Was Not Just A Typical Dinner Date
I am actually afraid of going on a dinner date because I am not comfortable with eating in front of a guy I like. I have a reputation to uphold…whatever that is. If he’s just a friend that I can’t see myself dating then yes, I’ll eat a burrito in front of him. If he has a girlfriend and I am friends with her, even better…bring out those Buffalo wings! However, in front of a guy I like, I want to stay ladylike. I know this makes me fake but I am not. I am just a sensitive person who gets extremely nervous in front of someone I like. Will I be able to cut this steak without using a saw? Will broccoli get stuck in my teeth? I can’t enjoy my food if these thoughts are constantly running in my head. What’s the point of torturing me and taking me to a dinner date again? Well, he didn’t. We had a great time without waiting to be seated, without being interrupted by a waiter every ten minutes, and without paying a fortune for food that wasn’t even that fulfilling. My date was unique not only because we ditched the common date idea but also because of the following:
1. He surprised me with a bouquet of broccoli instead of flowers. He also gave me a quick rundown on how broccoli improves eye health, helps lower cholesterol, and repairs skin damage. Okay doc, I promise I’ll eat my greens. People kept looking at me, my wrapped broccoli to be exact but I didn’t care. I couldn’t stop smiling all night. It was the sweetest present ever.
2. I gave him a handmade coupon book. Perhaps I read too much DIY blogs but a handmade anything is better than a present from the store because it’s the thought that counts, right? Besides, I dislike measuring affection with dollar bills. His coupon book includes perks such as “One week of morning calls” and “Two hours of no girl gossip.” I’ll be saving it for later…shhh, don’t tell him!
3. He took me to see a burlesque show. A what show? I raised my brows when I saw the tickets but I was curious to find out what exactly is a burlesque show since I never been to one and my only reference was Christina Aguilera. I kept asking him questions for the next two days before our date. I am not going to tell you how it went because I want you to experience it yourself.
4. I treated him for dessert and tea. Since the gentleman paid for the show, I decided to show my appreciation by treating him for dessert and tea. It was quite obvious that I was the one having a sweet tooth craving. Regardless, it was my gesture that I care about him. I asked many guy friends about this sensitive topic but almost all agreed that it’ll be nice if the girl treats him back. Your treat does not have to be the same cost as his either. Again, it’s the thought that counts.
About the Author
Li is NYC based blogger. She writes for Vimbly, an activity booking web app where she delivers the message that experience is more valuable than possession. On a random note, she likes to watch SpongeBob when home alone. You can follow her on Twitter. If you are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, please call.