HE KISSED ME. First time I've been kissed in years, folks. Lots of silly details below because I am so excited and as my little sister told me when I told her about it, "You really needed this."
So this is a different guy than this fella (let's call him Museum Dude) who I had a nice time with but didn't really feel sexy sparks with. He's very cool though so I'll probably end up going on another date with him to see if anything develops.
NEW DATE ON SATURDAY WAS AWESOME. He's another OK Cupid guy. Let's call him MBA because he's 3/4 of the way to getting an MBA. I'm not very creative. Earlier in the week, we talked on the phone for about a half hour and that's when he asked me out. It was very sweet.
Date night: he was late but he texted me to know that he was running a bit behind. Awesome, polite.
When he showed up, he was much better looking than his pictures. He later said that he thought I was beautiful and he liked my "effervescent energy". That's a nice way of saying "I don't mind that you're loud and talk a lot".
He immediately apologized for being late (yay) and we went into the restaurant/bar. We sat at the far end of the bar where there were lots of jars of various "emulsions" (it was one of those craft cocktail places). We had a lot of fun trying to figure out what was what.
I felt immediately comfortable with him. It wasn't really awkward talking to him probably because we got that awkward part out of the way with the phone call earlier in the week. Although the phone call wasn't that awkward either. He's very easy to talk to. We immediately clicked.
So we chatted for about an hour about all sorts of subjects including me living with my mom. He has zero problems with it because where he's from a lot of people live with their families until they get married-dudes and ladies. Plus he thinks it's smart that I'm saving money while I can.
We finished our drinks and at this point he had his arm around my waist after some hand holding and shoulder touching. The chat sorta slowed and he looked me in the eyes and my heart kinda stopped. I was holding his other hand. He let go of that hand and put his hand on the side of my face and leaned in for a kiss. Didn't go all the way, he started in and stopped about halfway. But I was like, THIS KISS IS HAPPENING. So I went the other half of the way. And it was lovely. He's an excellent kisser.
He pulled away after a bit and asked me if I was ok. I was honestly feeling a bit embarrassed by the PDA so I said so and he apologized. Then asked if we could get out of there and I was thinking HELL YES but I said, "Yea, sure."
He paid for drinks and left the barman a nice tip (yay, tips well!). We left and went for a walk around the area. Talked about a bunch of other stuff including how much we both like cooking, about foods we don't like (very few-he's not a picky eater!) and how much I enjoy roasting things and how much he enjoys eating roasted things.
We walked up to a Christmas tree and he swung me around to face him. Then he asked if he could kiss me again. I loooooove it when guys ask before they kiss. So I nodded and we made out a bunch. It was like, gold medal kissing. It was foot popping kissing. I didn't know those were real. My foot was up and I didn't even realize it until I wobbled a bit and he held me closer. *sigh*
Some people walked by and made a joke about tongues being down throats and we both laughed and moved to a more private spot for more making out.
Then he said he wanted take me home and I told him "Not tonight, but definitely another night." He whispered something sexy about leaving that stuff for later and looking forward to spending more time with me. Another guy who didn't care about not sleeping with me the first time he saw me! MBA definitely enjoyed the making out but was fine with stopping the action for another day. This is new ground for me, folks. Usually dudes just write me off if they can't get into my pants when they want to which is usually immediately.
He walked me back to my car and smooched me some more there. He asked me if we could go out next weekend and I said yes. Then we parted and I immediately texted my friend and my sister to let them know that 1. Yes, I was still alive and 2. KISSING HAPPENED.
The next day he sent a text saying he had a great time last night and wishing me a good day.
I had such a good time. I didn't know dates like that happened in real life. I am very very happy. Olivia Pope Dance happy.