We awkwardly said hi, then walked to Potbelly's on Northgate (popular bar/restaurant area outside A&M) for a quick bite to eat.
As it is a counter service place and I wasn't sure if it was a date, I ended up paying for my own meal. (I had asked him to dinner, after all.)
We sat down and started talking. I found out he was from Austin, but not a Longhorn fan (thank goodness!). He found out I talk way too much and ask a lot of questions.
Then we walked back to our dorm, said goodbye, and went back to our rooms to study (him)/attend a Bible study (me).
All that night I was thinking about why he didn't hug me. Did he really not think it was a date? I wasn't sure, so being the typically impulsive, can't-keep-my-thoughts-to-myself kind of girl, I messaged him, bluntly asking what that dinner was to him. Date? Just friends?
I know, so many rules broken, but it worked for us.
He messaged me back saying he would meet me outside my room in a few minutes.
Then he hugged me. With one arm.
Um, no. Not acceptable. And I told him as such.
So he hugged me with two arms and life was good.
Obviously that boy is now my husband. And I am so grateful for that quasi-awkward first date :)
|Us at a dorm dance a few months later|
|Us at a different dance a few years later|