A few days ago when I was getting all my wonderful birthday comments on facebook I got a comment from a dear old friend who just happened to be the gentleman who took me on my very first official 16-year-old date. And of course I started to reminisce.
It was awesome. He was three years older than me and our birthdays were the same day (if you know how much I love my birthday, let me just tell you the only thing that could have made it better to my young mind was a handsome hottie sharing that same birthdate). I had had a major crush on him for at least a year but obviously when you're that young the difference in age feels greater. Well we had been talking, and so had our moms (go moms!) and we got it set up that we'd go out together for our birthdays. (So yeah, I was sitting pretty that day. After all, at the young little age of 16, I was going out on a date a 19 year old college boy!)
I was first in line that morning at the DMV to get my license so I could drive my parents cherry-red Sunfire, even though the rest of the group we were going out with all could drive, it was another right of passage I was desperate to achieve. I'm not sure if it's that post-baby memory (tell me I'm not alone in losing brain cells while I was pregnant) but to be honest I dont remember much of the actual activity of the date. I remember about three things.
1) We climbed over a fence to get into a no-tresspassing area so we could see some crazy statues. It was dangerous, exciting and a little scary.
2) His cologne was to die for. In fact a few days after this date I went to the mall and smelled the cologne samples so I could find it and got one of the paper testers so I could put it in my backpack.
3) I wanted him to kiss me badly (My first kiss was a few years before this--perhaps a story for later). Can you blame me? He was a hottie. Alas he did not.
The date was wonderful and I'd have to say a great start to my dating adventures that came after.
So I'm curious, what was your first date like?