Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our First Date with a Couple

Friday, 3/26/10

We had our first “date” with a couple, Couple 2.  (Couple 1 we met at the Meet and Greet party.  Couple 2 wrote to us the Monday after.)  We met at a restaurant midway between our homes that they suggested.  We had a long wait for a table and had a chance to get to know each other a bit.  By the time we were seated, we were all comfortable with each other.  We decided to have dinner.

Our waiter, Daniel, was fun and friendly.  Trouble was, we rarely saw him.  The service was beyond slow.  We were at this restaurant for over 3 hours.  None of us minded a bit.  We thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company and were hoping for more than just conversation.

After a somewhat overcooked meal and a few drinks, we finally got the check and it was time to go.  We had a wonderful time and so did they.  We made our way out to the courtyard where we had first met and lingered.  No one wanting to go home (alone) and no one sure what to suggest next.  So we chatted.  Small talk that none of us really found compelling, but it was a way to spend a few more minutes together.

Finally, I suggested we head to another restaurant for more drinks.  Everyone was excited to go.

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