How we met

15 Mar

I’m a difficult person. My friends know. My family knows. And my boyfriend knew it from the moment we met.

It was just a random Thursday night at the beginning of summer. My friend had asked me to meet her for a drink- “just one.” So I threw on a pair of jeans, kept my pajama top on and slipped my feet into some flip flops before walking a couple blocks over to the bar to meet her.

When I arrived she was already talking to a couple of guys who she knew through a friend. I don’t know what it says about me that I still didn’t question the fact that I had gone straight from being sedentary on the couch to out in public without a stitch of makeup, but that is beside the point. I joined the conversation, accepted the beer and proceeded to amuse myself by watching one of the (very attractive) guys rage silently over the score of the basketball game playing on TV. His friend informed us that he had put money on the currently losing team and it didn’t take long before the unhappy guy resorted to shots- and buying rounds for all of us. He eventually gave up on the game, admitting to losing a significant bet and kept his pouting to a minimum while we all chatted.

Needless to say, I was surprised when during our goodbyes, he asked me if he could take me to dinner the following night. I admit to having a tendency to assume guys are always interested in my friends. This might be because usually it is the case, but in this situation, he apparently liked me! Of course, I said what any girl attracted to a guy would say, “Ask me tomorrow when you’re sober.” He looked at me with confusion, but I continued with “and ask me before 1pm. I have a life and can make other plans you know.” With that, I walked out the door.

The next day at 11am I received a text: “I was going to wait until 12:59 to text you, but I was worried I’d forget. Dinner tonight?”

And the rest is history… lucky guy πŸ˜‰

What’s your favorite “how we met” story?

Kate sig

13 Responses to “How we met”

  1. Heather (@mylittlehea) March 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Awe, loved his text! Too cute πŸ™‚

  2. zoe March 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Fun story! I wrote about our meeting in my blog a while back….met 6am on a Sunday morning in an all night laundromat. He saved me from a drunk who was giving me a hard time.
    http://rewritten-redo.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-book-scene-one.html

    • Another Clean Slate March 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      Your Knight in Shining Armor from the get-go… heading to check it out now!

  3. Louise Ducote March 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Aw, he sounds like a keeper! My husband and I fell in love at first sight, but it’s a long story. . .

    • Another Clean Slate March 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      If you’ve already posted about it, I’d love to read πŸ™‚ I love those first meeting stories!

  4. Bee March 30, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Oh, that was smart of you to tell him to ask you when he was sober. So glad it had a happy ending!

  5. Michelle Longo March 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Fun story!

  6. Kerri April 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    That is freaking awesome!

  7. Sarah Bradford April 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    I think it says a lot about a girl/lady/woman to be confident enough in herself to go to a bar without any makeup. And a lot about a guy that is attracted to them without it! Go Kate and Go Boyfriend. I also think your comment β€œAsk me tomorrow when you’re sober.” was smart and hilarious and his text the next day was equally funny. You two must be quite a pair.

    I thought my posting on how I met my husband was cute and funny, but I think you got me beat. http://www.heartofsarah.com/2013/04/adorkable.html

  8. Lisa Nelson May 1, 2013 at 12:03 am #

    My hubby and I met while I was in college and he was in graduate school. He was my TA!
    or linking up at the Showin’ some love blog hop. I will follow you via twitter. http://www.twitter.com/squishablebaby
    Thanks f

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