(sorry for the missing reports, I will fill them in later, when I get around to editing them)
I have been so busy with all these dates and work that I have not found the time yet to edit and post the date reports. I have been putting it off for a while because I also felt that the reports were getting repetitive. I figured I needed a way to spice them up. I intend to do this but it would require more editing, so for now just enjoy this one!
This time my date picked me up at home and we went to the restaurant together by bike. It was very sunny out there, resulting in a nice relaxing ride. I had selected an Indian restaurant for this date and we managed to get lovely seats outside.
My date just came out of a relationship and wanted to start dancing again. She used to love it but gave up the hobby because of an insecure boyfriend. I tell her I can reintroduce her to the local dance scene and we discuss the hobby for a while. Our conversation is casual and relaxed as we talk about relationships and dating in general. We also have a few mutual acquaintances and we end up talking about the project. She has a good sense of humor and I am loving the chat.
I had a hectic week at work, I had called in sick the day before and still have not fully recovered. Obviously this one day turned out to be a crisis day where everything goes wrong. I spent the rest of the week fixing it despite still feeling under the weather. Being here with her now is a nice change of pace.
We decide to go for drinks after. It turns out you start to become predictable when you keep a blog of the dates you have had. When I tell her I wrote a story for #wijoverdrijvenniet she mentions she has read it. It is hard to stay witty and original when you have already bundled your thoughts and opinions on something for all to read.
As I go to pay for drinks, I realize I do not have enough cash on me. My date passes me a 50 euro note and heads to the ladies room while I pay. The woman standing in line behind me notices the exchange, she smiles at me and says “convenient!”. I have a very limited window to come up with a witty reply so I go with “That’s because I am simply _amazing_ in bed”. That manages to crack her and her partner up: at least my confidence hasn’t suffered because of my ill health.
We start walking to a cash machine so I can repay the drinks. While enjoying the weather we chat some more and my date starts teasing me. She knows she has the upper hand because she knows a whole lot more about me than I do about her: she reads my blog. It starts to dawn on me that her “shy good girl” look is mostly an act. She is quite confident, especially for someone who recently suffered a breakup. I am intrigued.
We decide to go dancing. I try and introduce her to a bunch of guys I know so she will have a lot of opportunities to dance. It works out pretty well: when we dance she can follow me quite easily and we have a pretty good connection on the dance floor. I am really glad I asked her to come and she is a lot of fun to dance with. We end up staying until closing time and we make plans to go dancing more often. Another awesome date!
Food: Nepali and Indian restaurant Namaste. (around 20€ for the food pictured). Lovely restaurant, cheap, quick service. We had some very nice dishes with Nan.