I'm pretty happy right now because my date went very well... Much better than I expected actually.
First of all, she's pretty cute in pictures, but she looks even better in person. She's a very pretty girl. She's definitely the prettiest girl I've ever gone out with, so I was definitely happy about that. Besides that, she was just as nice in person as on the phone. We were able to talk the same as we have been, and there were no awkward pauses. Our personalities meshed very well.
We went to see the movie Juno, which was very very good. In fact, Juno was one of the best movies I've seen in a while. The girl who played Juno did an amazing acting job. The dialogue was very well written, and the story was funny, but very heartfelt at the same time. I can't say enough good things about it. I get the feeling she wasn't quite as keen on the movie as I was, but she still enjoyed herself.
After the movie, we went to a nice, little Italian restaurant. The food was good. We drank wine. The conversation was good. Everything was going well. Then, we went back to her place, and she invited me in for a little bit. This is where I think I really made a good impression. She has a dog that she loves more than anything. She says the dog doesn't normally like strangers, but it loved me. I don't really know why, but dogs pretty much universally like me. Maybe they can sense that I'm a trustworthy person. I have no idea.
Whatever the case may be, the fact that the dog liked me worked very much in my favor. We hung around drinking wine, watching TV, and talking for a little over an hour. If I actually pursued it, I might have had a chance for a little more. However, I'm a perfect gentleman, and I don't like rushing things. Therefore, I gave her a hug and left when it started to get late.
I think we're going out again next week. I'm definitely looking forward to it now. I got that first date out of the way, so I won't feel as nervous next time.
Alright... I have to keep myself in check a little bit because I feel like I'm getting a little too happy over a first date. Therefore, I'm going to go back to my cautiously optomistic approach. I still don't want to be disappointed, but tonight was a great step in getting on with my life post breakup. When I got back from my other dates, I used to always think about my ex and how I wished I was going out with her instead of the girl I just saw. Now, I don't care one bit about what my ex is doing. I'm just quite happy thinking about eHarmony girl.