It’s been ages since I’ve had a second date, but I went on one tonight with The Singer and I dare say it went pretty well. The original plan was to go to the carnival, but the shitty weather put the kibosh on that. We ended up going bowling instead. There was an hour-long wait for a lane so we went into the bar area and had a couple of beers in the meantime.
We found a relatively quiet corner and had a nice conversation. I found out that not only does she like Harry Potter, but she’s a Star Wars and Titanic buff too. Score! She’s very easy to talk to, and the huge mug of beer I had helped as well. We also delved a little deeper this time, broaching the subjects of religion and politics and the cosmos. We were pretty much on the same wavelength there too. She took a lively interest in what I was saying and I was eager to learn more about her in return.
They finally called our names and we went out and bowled a couple of games. She picked up the tab for those since I bought beers this time and dinner last time. I appreciated the gesture. After a couple of good frames I did a spin and a moonwalk, much to her amusement. When we were done bowling we sat there chit-chatting for a bit before calling it a night. She had choir practice in the morning and it was getting late. I also didn’t want to overdo things.
I walked her to her car. At this point my heart was throwing itself against my ribs. We’d been texting all week and things got a little flirty the day before. I was determined to kiss her before we parted ways. I think she might have wanted me to kiss her after our first date, and I wasn’t going to make the mistake of not doing so this time. Second date – shit or get off the pot.
We stood by her car making idle chit chat and it was clear she was lingering, so it was now or never. I said good night and we hugged. We pulled back a bit, and then I lowered my arms to around her waist and pulled her back in. She realized I was going in for the kiss and she closed her eyes and tilted her face to meet mine.
As soon as I saw her do that I mentally shouted YES! YES! YES! Then we connected. It felt great. Totally natural and not awkward in the slightest. I let my hands roam around a bit, running them up and down her back, along her sides, and then reaching up and grabbing the back of her neck. She pulled me closer against her, and when I put my hand on her neck she grabbed the back of my head and pulled me even closer. We made out like that for at least a couple of minutes before finally coming up for air. She opened her eyes slowly and let out a little giggle as she looked me, and then she put her head on my shoulder and just held onto me for a bit.
I said good night again and told her what a nice time I had, and she told me I’m a lot of fun to be with. Then I said I’d be in touch very soon, gave her one last peck and floated over to my car. I drove home in a happy little daze. And now the big question is how to proceed from here. I’m quickly approaching uncharted territory. I have to figure out my next move and not screw this up. I seem to be doing pretty well so far, though. I’ve been cool and chill and patient, and I haven’t done or said anything weird or stupid.
Oh yeah – and I think she likes me.
First dates: 34
Second dates: 4
Third dates: 2
Stood up: 2
First kisses: 3