1. Alanna says...

    ❤️

  2. Ha, this is how I feel about making new friends as an adult. I met a a girl at a restaurant the other day (my boyfriend and I sent she and her boyfriend a drink) and my coworkers and I have been running by all the “first date” situations that could happen at her house party tonight–because it totally applies to platonic friendships! How early to show up? What do I bring? Ha, I feel like I’m meeting a boyfriend for the first time.

  3. Veronica says...

    I have a first date in like 3 hours. Accurate.

  4. Linda says...

    My first date with my husband was pretty unique! He invited me to go with a group of friends to serve a tiny village in Mexico. We spent a week serving families in 90 degree weather. We slept in tents, ate bologna sandwiches, laughed and played with kids all week. We were filthy and only had the opportunity to take one shower. It was one of the best weeks of my life! We learned a ton about each other, fell in love, and 27 years later, we are still together.

    • That’s so sweet. What an amazing thing to go do as a first date. Congrats!

  5. Christine says...

    “Cheerleader- Younger cousin” SO TRUE! <3

  6. Amy P says...

    Coach = Mom
    Always.

    • Sarah says...

      My Mum just died 5 months ago, and that last one made me miss her even more. xo

  7. yael steren says...

    lol – we need an illustration on what happens before you get to the first date. i’m ready to pull my hair out dealing with the flakiness of these guys on apps. argh!! xx yael

  8. I love this! :)

  9. Tiffany says...

    This is so fantastically accurate, as all of Mari’s illustrations are. I love this feature on Cup of Jo!