Scenario #1: We meet at our apartment first. Toby’s running around, we’re getting dressed in front of each other, I pull on tights (or Spanx!), we share the bathroom and brush our teeth side-by-side, we ask each other Married People Questions: Can you pass me the deodorant? Is my shirt wrinkled? Will you buzz up the sitter? Wait, I need to pee…
As Toby would say, Wah waah.
Scenario #2: We meet at the restaurant. Pushing open the door, I always feel a secret thrill as I span the bustling room. Butterflies in my stomach, I hope I look nice with mascara-ed eyelashes and strategically flushed cheeks. I spot Alex, looking attractive (and even a little intimidating) perched at the bar with a beer, wearing his suit from work, smelling like cologne, waiting for me to come kiss his neck and say hello.
Meeting at a restaurant whisks us back to our early dating days and kicks off a romantic vibe for the rest of the evening. It’s a little thing, but sometimes life is about the little things, right?
(Btw, have you ever seen this funny scene from When A Man Loves a Woman? They had the right idea.)
What funny little things (or big things!) do you do to keep the sparks flying in your relationships? I’d love to hear…
(Photo by Anders Petersen)