So now that I’ve told you about my weekend dates, I need to share the most awkward part about the date with JohnBoy, which was the end.
For me, the end of dates is the most uncomfortable. Not the uncomfortable pauses in conversation during dinner or after I realize this guy isn’t going to work out, it’s the end, after the conversation is over, dinner is paid and it’s time to say goodnight.
There is always that moment when it comes time to say goodbye of…now what? Do I hug, do I kiss, what is appropriate?
I don’t give up or do anything I don’t want to, but I never know if I should lead or initiate something. For someone (aka me) who is rather aggressive when she wants things, I get very timid and “traditional” when it comes to dating.
Back on point, when JohnBoy drove me home after our date, there was definitely an awkward moment of…what happens now? Outside of me getting out of the car and going home.
So we’re sitting in his car, talking, I’m exhausted and ready to pop out one of my contacts ASAP and we’re just…staring at each other.
Finally after crickets started chirping, I said thank you for the millionth time (I meant it too), I didn’t think he was going to do anything (other than say thank you) so I go in for a hug. Not totally awkward, but the car isn’t the best place for a proper one, and then…..oh what the h*ll, I planted a slightly drunken kiss on his cheek and got one in return. I mean, he did pay for dinner and acted like a total gentleman all night.
This may be sad to admit, but it’s been a while since I had a nice kiss from a guy and if I had one or two more drinks, I would have definitely have “nicely” pushed him against the car door and gone in for some tongue action, but I didn’t.
And after his “surprise” half-kiss, I hopped out of the car. I know, I wish I would have lingered a little bit too. I don’t want to “peak” too early in hopefully our string of upcoming dates.
What part of the date do you usually fine the most awkward, or what do you do at the end of the date to avoid the awkwardness of saying goodbye?
Note: Thank you for the great comments on the date post yesterday :) I so appreciate all the kind words. And after reading everyone’s comments, I agree, I think it’s time to vote Dayton off of “Match Island.” I just can’t get over that wearing the same shirt thing either! You guys give great dating advice ;)