Date #16: “Almost Birthday Twin”

Yes everyone, I am back from my dating hiatus!!  Woohoo!!

How We Met:  We met through his younger brother who is one of my good friends from college.  I’m assuming we met at a party or gathering of some sort at his brother’s house.  For the next year, “Almost Birthday Twin” could not remember my name for the life of him, even though we’d see each other every few weekends or so at his brother’s place.  We even had a class together at one point.  Plus, it’s not like there’s very many Asian people where I went to school at so I’m not sure why he couldn’t remember my name.  I’m pretty sure his parents remembered my name before he did.  Anywhoo, when he finally remembered my name, we became friends and that’s that!!  One year…I think it was 2 years ago, we figured out that our birthdays are 2 days apart and ever since then we’ve celebrated our birthdays together.  We even got a lap dance together for one of our birthdays.  It’s a lovely thing, really.

-Rating:

*Physical Aesthetics: 7

*Appearance: 8

*Personality: 10

*Manners: 10

*Intelligence: 10

*Confidence: 9

*Overall Rating: 9

The Date: The reason that this date occurred is kind of funny actually.  I had told “Almost Birthday Twin” and his brother about this blog at its inception, I think before I even had my first date.  Since I would say that I’m pretty close to them, I figured I would let them in on my “secret” (I’ve only told a select handful of men about this blog).  They both thought it was an interesting idea, but “Almost Birthday Twin” had his doubts – he didn’t think I could make it to even 15 dates without falling for one of them.  So mix this doubtful thought with booze, and a bet was made.  The bet was that if I made it to 15 dates without falling for someone, he would take me out for a steak dinner.  If I ended up falling for one of the 15, I would have to take him out for steak.  I love games and challenges, so I agreed to it.  The best part was that his girlfriend (who I just think is awesome as fuck, love that girl!)  completely supported it and in fact, “Almost Birthday Twin’s” brother was to take HER out if I won the bet, so it’d be a double date.  And since I NEVER turn down a challenge or rarely lose bets (knock on wood), I won.  =)

Initially, I didn’t think “Almost Birthday Twin” would pay up as soon as I made it to 15.  He even tried to convince me that our bet had been over Mad Greens and not steak.  But in the end, we ended up getting steak. =)  We went to a steak place in a part of town that I just love; it’s not the downtown area so it’s not too crowded, but there’s still a lot going on so it’s still exciting.  We ended up just sitting at the bar so we could watch the rest of the NBA Finals ( =(…not happy with the outcome).  His girlfriend had suggested that I order filet mignon, so of course I did just that.  =)  The drinks were also really good and the bartender was super friendly and attentive; a great atmosphere overall!

My prize!!! =)

It must have been a really long time since we had  really hung out (and our birthday doesn’t count because we were both drunk), because I feel like we did a lot of catching up, which was really nice.  He wanted to hear about all my dates, so I told him what I could remember.  Sticking to my rule of anonymity though, names were not revealed.  This lead us to discussing dating in general and just how much it can suck at times – having to get to know one another, not knowing where the other person stands, whether it’s okay to hook up with other people at the same time, etc.  I will say that I applaud him greatly in admitting that in many instances, the guy in the situation is the more attached/emotional/sensitive one.  Apparently, his dearest girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend is the exact epitome of this, so he has some indirect evidence of this.  I also really like the fact that he straight up said that he would not be with a girl just because she’s physically attractive, but that she needs to have some substance behind the beauty.  I feel a lot of men (not all, so no hating here) will date or have dated a girl or stay in a relationship with a girl just for her physical aesthetics, which is just pathetic.  So it was refreshing to know that there truly are men who aren’t just looking for a “hot piece of ass,” if you will.  Or maybe it’s because he’s a Gemini and as we all know, Geminis are awesome people who are all about the whole package, and not just some superficial aspect (most of the time…).  We really talked a LOT about dating, but I won’t bore everyone with every single minute detail.

All in all, I had a wonderful time.  It was nice to go out with someone who I could have great conversation with and where there was no pressure whatsoever.  =)

And if anyone is wondering, yes he knows I’m writing about our date.  But he hasn’t even looked at this blog whatsoever, so who knows if he’ll ever read this hahaha.

This is the only picture I will ever post of a date…and I’m only posting this because he knows about me writing about this and because this counts as bragging about my win. =)

*Positives: We get along really well, we’re both Geminis, we have a lot of the same ideas, not only about dating but about music as well, he was a complete gentleman the entire time, and yeah, everything was great!  haha.

*Negatives: This was supposed to be a double date with his brother and his girlfriend, but his girlfriend is out of town and his brother has been M.I.A. (at least to me) so that was a bummer.  It would have been fun if it was all 4 of us…not that it wasn’t fun with just the two of us, but…yeah.  The more the merrier.  Haha.

*Second Date?:  Sure, but next time I hope his girlfriend comes with!!  I really do like her haha.  =)

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2 thoughts on “Date #16: “Almost Birthday Twin”

  1. FUN! I love it! And what a great way for you to get back into going on dates! Glad you had a good time and that filet mignon looks fantastic!!

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