Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Big Step.....

So as most of you have seen on my FB, I am now "Facebook Official" (FBO), with Tim. (I've never been FBO with anyone, so it's a little weird! ha!) He's the actor that I was telling you about in my last blog. He's awesome. We've been talking to each other for 6 weeks but it seems like longer because we talk pretty much everyday. Today, we both had the day off of work, so we went to lunch then hung out in Central Park for a few hours.

Throughout the conversation, he threw out, "My friend always has a huge Thanksgiving dinner. I'd love for you to come." ---- which made me think, Whoa, that's over a month away & he's thinking about that already!!

Later on, we were sitting on a bench, listening to a man play his saxophone, his arm around me, my head on his shoulder, and all I could think of was... So this is what it's like to be in an adult relationship.

I think I've only ever dated boys, but I'm ready for a man. Tim is a man. He's a grown up but not too serious & I really like that about him. He's so nice, caring, funny and genuinely likes me. He isn't afraid of commitment. I don't necessary mean commitment for a romantic relationship, but a commitment to things... like jobs, his schedule.... not floating around anymore like we all did in our early 20s. He is committed to making his life better everyday and wants to include me in that. I already feel more adult! :) But at the same time, I feel like a 12 year old again.....butterflies and all!

So to make a long Blog short..... He brought up the conversation and told me that he wasn't seeing anyone else but me & that he didn't want to see anyone else. He asked if I was seeing anyone else, and I said "No."--because I haven't even looked at okcupid since we started talking. (Whoa! I just realized that!)

I told him that I haven't had a boyfriend since right after college in 2003 and that "I didn't know how adults did this but....are you asking me to be your girlfriend??" It was cute... but also true. How do adult "commit" to each other? Check Yes or No?

We talked some more and......I'm dating Tim. YAY!! I really like him!! YAY!! He's a grown up. YAY!! He wants to introduce me to his friends this weekend. YAY!! He's adorable. YAY!!

Since my blog was originally for all the horrible dates I went on... and obviously, I won't be going on any more, any time soon.... this blog is defunct for now. Maybe I can twist it into a different subject someday soon, but for now, I'm going to focus on dating Tim.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Blog Update You've Been Waiting On!

So a lot of you have been asking for this blog... so here it is.....

Here is a short re-cap:
He emailed me on Sept 1st. We emailed for 2 weeks before he asked for my number. Then we talked on the phone twice before he asked me out on a date. We went on our 1st date to a bar on Monday Sept 19th. We drank a few beers and talked and talked! The 1st date lasted 4 hours.

He's very nice. I feel like he's a little too nice for me. But I deserve nice, right? I can attract nice and not just asshole, right?? He's going to be 35 in November. He's an actor. Not musical theater. Film & commercials have been his focus this year. He is a long term temp at a financial office until he is hired for a project, then his agency finds someone to cover him at the office so he can do the project. He's been living in NYC for 11 years. He went to college at Marrietta College in Ohio, but he was born in Philly but grew up in Delaware.

Okay... 2nd date. We met at the Broadway Flea Market last Sunday Sept 25. We walked through the market, then went to lunch, then walked up 8th avenue into Central Park. We walked through the park about 40 blocks. I wanted to make him dinner so we headed to my apartment but we weren't really hungry so we watched a movie. He had always wanted to see Love Actually, so we watched that. We cuddled on the couch but that was all. We held hands and cuddled. It was nice.

After the movie, I made dinner. We ate and talked on the couch. After dinner, he made his move. We started kissing. Nothing intense. He actually joked about feeling like he was in high school, kissing on the couch. It was cute. He asked me when he could see me again. I told him I was available Saturday night. That date lasted 7 1/2 hours.

We emailed back and forth everyday this past week. Lots of "getting to know you" questions. For Saturday, I decided to finally use those Dueling Piano tickets that I purchased a few months ago. I wanted to treat him since he has been paying for everything since we've met.

Last night, I wanted to stop by my friend Jason's party for about an hour before the Dueling Pianos and he wanted to come with me, so we met at 7:45pm. We hung out at the party. He was so friendly and nice to everyone. He started conversations and he's very personable. I was in the kitchen when Jason gave me the "I approve" look.

We left at 9pm and headed to the Dueling Pianos. There were six couples on each side of the stage, and we were one of them. He put his arm around me the whole night. We had such a fun time. He was singing along with some of the songs. He actually has a nice singing voice, even though he told me he can't sing at all. He made me laugh so much.

I really like him. I actually REALLY LIKE him.

We are seeing each other again in a few days. He's also a city tour guide for when schools come into the city. He's been doing that for a few years too. He has a school coming in this weekend so we are going to try to meet up again before then.

That's all for now! :)