Dec 2, 2007

Date Night

On Friday night, I spent the a couple hours in the company of a nice man. Neither of us had high expectations due to past experiences with dating. So, we both agreed we'd enjoy the evening... if we hit it off, great... if not, so be it. He chose an eclectic restaurant in the river district called Brio.

My date ended up parking a couple blocks away and figured I have to do the same, so he offered to meet me at my car so he could walk me to the restaurant (It was dark and the downtown area is known for not being safe at times). As it turned out he called to tell me he was standing in a parking spot in front of the restaurant, saving it for me. LOL (How thoughtful, huh? And it was cold out, too.)

I'd never been to a restaurant where you order all the courses and they bring them to you one at a time. I let my date choose and we shared them. Everything was pretty tasty. With each entree, he served me first. After that, we walked to a quiet little wine bar to have another drink and talk more.

Each time we left the restaurant and bar, he helped me on with my coat. Of course, there was all that awkwardness of a first date but I think he was more nervous than I was. It was refreshing, though, to go on a date with a man who had manners and was seemingly thoughtful.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like for a first date it went pretty well. i am glad!

Chiloe said...

It's wonderful you are dating again !!! Hope you will have more dates in the future and maybe meet Mr right ;-)

Deirdre said...

He sounds like a great date! I hope you have more with him in the future:)

Terry said...

Sounds like a wonderful first date. Glad you got back out there; you deserve to find Mr. Right or for him to find you. :)

Barbara said...

Glad your date turned out so well and hope you have more enjoyable dates with him in the future. He does seem to be a nice type of guy.
Barb in TX

Marita said...

He sounds like a good guy. I hope you have many more enjoyable dates with him or other nice guys.

Kathryn said...

It sounds like you had a good time. Let's hope there are more good times (with thoughtful men) ahead for you.

Vicki said...

He sounds like a real gentleman. Glad you guys had a nice evening.

Sweet Pea said...

Aw! How sweet! I hope it works out for you.

Sharon said...

That sounds like a pretty decent date. I am glad it went okay.

Jenna said...

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself. I like that you set no expectations from the start. Great attitude!

Julie said...

I will echo what everyone else is saying, sounds like a great first date. Isn't it nice to be treated like a lady sometimes? My hubby will still do that for me, when I let him ;)