Girl and Boy Fall in Love
- Last updated on January 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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Brian and I became fast friends through e-mail and eventually started chatting online using AOL Instant Messanger. After a ton of e-mails were exchanged, we talked on the phone/texted a few times. One Saturday in August, I was having a bad day and needed to get away for a little while... Brian offered to meet me for lunch. We met at a restaurant called "The Orient" in Towson and we talked and talked and talked some more... I think we were there for a couple hours! Brian bought my lunch that day (which I felt bad about) and he told me "You can buy next time!" - I thought to myself "next time??" I guess that meant he'd had a good time too and wouldn't mind hanging out again sometime! It seemed so strange to me just how comfortable I felt around Brian, it was like we had known each other forever. We started to spend more and more time together and eventually I couldn't remember what my life was like before Brian walked into it. Every week we would make plans to hang out on "one" of my days off... which always turned into us hanging out all three of my days off. I really, really liked Brian and I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with him... I felt like he liked me too but we were still just friends. One day I was talking to my sister about our "situation" and I told her how much I liked Brian and how I felt like he liked me too. She told me that unless we had talked about it, my feeling didn't mean anything. My sister is the last person I would ever take relationship advice from, but later that morning I read my horoscope which said:
Here is your horoscope for Wednesday, September 9:
While longer-term romantic plans aren't in the stars at the moment, communicating what's on your mind and in your heart is. If you like someone, let 'em know; if something's bothering you, ditto.
Instantly, I knew what I had to do. I typed up an e-mail pouring my heart out and telling him how I felt... then I deleted some... then I added some more... deleted some more... added some more... deleted some more... until finally I just hit send. As soon as I hit send, I thought I was going to die... there was no way of getting that e-mail back and I worried about what Brian would think of it. The last thing I wanted to do was create an awkwardness between us. Later that afternoon Brian called me and we talked about my e-mail... he confirmed that he DID like me too but there was another girl that he had been "talking to" and he felt like he needed to give that a fair shot. I had known about the other girl so that didn't come as a surprise to me... I told him that I understood where he was coming from and I hoped that we could still be friends because ultimately that was most important to me.
Fast forward a few days... Brian and I were hanging out and he was acting a little strangely, that awkwardness I dreaded was present in full force. Brian told me that he wanted to talk to me about something and I worried that he was going to say that he didn't want to be friends anymore. Imagine my surprise when Brian explained to me that he had ended things with the other girl and then asked my permission to take me out on a date!!!!!!
Our first date was on September 25th 2009, Brian bought me flowers and took me to dinner at The Melting Pot (my favorite!) - it was an awesome evening and by far the best first date I'd ever had! A few days later, Brian asked me to be his girlfriend. :)