My First Date

So we were in this 5 star Michelin style restaurant; we had champagne, a selection of au d'oeuvres, caviar and an absolutely gloriou...

So we were in this 5 star Michelin style restaurant; we had champagne, a selection of au d'oeuvres, caviar and an absolutely glorious lobster dish. All throughout this experience, a talented violinist was serenading us with some of my favourite songs....

Haha, well....I don't really wish that ever happened because that's way too fancy for my likings - I'm a simple girl. I do, however, wish my first date went a little more smoothly than it did. I remember it like it was yesterday, but not for the reasons you may think - it was just incredibly awkward for me.

First things first, I met my date on a really drunken night out; I'd been texting him throughout the week, I had one blurry picture of him, but I just still couldn't really remember what he looked like. I was actually more scared than anything that we wouldn't recognise each other.

So, as it turns out, I did recognise him, and we proceeded to go to Nando's. We had dinner and the conversation was okay I guess; I was a little nervous, what with it being my first date and all, so maybe the conversation could have flowed a little better. We had a lot of awkward silences and I kept feeling that everyone around us was having a good time and could see that we weren't really that comfortable with each other yet.

Next, we went to the cinema to see Avatar in 3D - I'll add this in now, don't go on a first date to the cinema with anybody. You can't get to know your date and you're literally just sitting there for 2 hours doing nothing but watching a movie. 

Anyways, back to the story, and here comes the incredibly awkward part. I was really naive back in the day (some would say I'm still the same) and had no idea on cinema courtesy or if there even was any, and I feel as though my date felt the same way. I was like, shall we talk a bit? Shall we hold hands? Oh my god is he gonna do the yawn and slip his arm over my shoulders move?

I'm cringing SO hard when writing this. I put my hand on the arm of my seat next to his, palm up, to kind of hint that I wanted him to hold my hand. He eventually did after a little bit, but then neither of us knew whether to keep holding on (for what seemed like dear life) or to let go. My hand was getting sweaty, my wrist was beginning to ache, I wanted to fidget in my seat, and I didn't know what to do. We spent a large part of the film, which is almost 3 hours, awkwardly holding hands in this way.

Funnily enough we did eventually ending up going out, but it didn't last long. I'm just glad I got that date out of the way early. 

Can you remember your first date?

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12 comments

  1. Ah mine was really awkward too. I also went to the cinema to see one of the Twilight films *cringes* and it was so awkward and weird. Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think everyone's had at least one awkward date. But oh dear, was it you or him that screamed when Edward first came on the screen ;) thanks for reading, Ella! x

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  2. Who was this again? It's bugging me haha. I think my first date was at a cinema too, and it was just as cringeworthy. x

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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    1. Jack, haha! I think if anything's going to be learnt from this; don't do cinema first dates :p x

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  3. I was truly excited to read this post!! 😊 awesome story

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  4. Hahahaaha! OMG this brings back so many memories. Movie dates are awesome when done right but yeah I've had a few of this. It usually picks up after the first move had been made though.
    Still, this will resonate with alot of people. Especially their teenage moments.

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    1. I personally think movie dates should be after a few getting to know you dates first! Just not first date material, haha. I was 18 when this happened so this is a late teenage moment for me :p Thanks for popping by :)

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  5. Dang! I have nothing to add to the conversation cos I don't date & ofc, have no spicy or cringing story of my own. BUT kudos to you for writing about this whole experience, gurrrl!


    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. Aw, no embarrassing anecdotes from you, haha! Sometimes it's good to just laugh at yourself rather than take yourself too seriously. At the time I would never have written half of the stuff I said about what happened; that was like 7 years ago though now! It's funny so I thought I'd share :) thanks for reading Noor :)

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  6. Great post! It reminds me of awkward moments I've had in the past ;)

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    1. Haha, thank you, everyone has something awkward to share I think :p

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