Jason is a 30-year-old IT specialist who lives in Riverdale. He says, “I generally wear a plaid shirt and a pair of jeans, so I guess I dress kind of lumberjack-y.” Jason says his friends would say he is quiet and quirky and “definitely what you would call a ‘nice guy.’” For fun, he reads, hangs out with friends, plays guitar, and thinks. He met Jill online.
I’m looking for someone who is smart, cute, and maintains a healthy work/life balance. I liked Jill’s profile because it was really well written and she seemed really interesting. Her profile picture wasn’t the greatest, and I couldn’t really tell what she looked like, but I thought I’d give her a chance. When she messaged me back, she referenced two of my favourite TV shows, and had a great sense of humour, so I was glad that I did. There’s no way to know until you try.
I got her number and called her to ask her out. We agreed to meet on a Saturday afternoon, and texted a bit the day before. I got a bit drunk that night and sent her a couple of text messages, just letting her know that I was dancing to some music I’d picked out on a jukebox, and that I hoped her Friday night was going as well as mine. It was in a very friendly tone; nothing suggestive or creepy.
I had never felt an instant “click” with a woman until I met Jill. I’ve liked girls in the past, but things never worked out, for whatever reason. I always put too much thought into things without realizing that you can’t force anything to happen—you just have to be yourself and let whatever happens, happen. Maybe it was my hangover, but I was very relaxed when I met Jill. I was also instantly attracted to her. She was really good-looking, super light-hearted, and really funny in person. We were sitting on a patio, and during our first beer, a branch from the tree we were sitting under fell into her drink. I could see she was disappointed, so I swapped our beers, pulled the foliage out, and drank hers. It could have gone either way, but she swooned and I felt like a champ. Later on, she told me how impressed she was, and I thanked Mother Nature for making it happen.
The bill came and I paid. Soon after, I got a text that the show I was supposed to go to that night had been cancelled. I took it as a sign. Jill and I had a couple more beers, joked around a lot, and when the second bill came, she snatched it up before I could even try. This girl was awesome.
We talked a lot the next day and made plans for another date. I remembered something she had said about spending so much time in the laundromat—and how agonizing it was—so I thought I’d pick her up a little pocket-sized puzzle book. Never in my life have I been so nervous to give someone a gift before, but she told me later it was the most thoughtful thing anyone’s ever done for her. We’ve been dating ever since.
Jason rates his date (out of 10): 10
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