Restaurant Rating: 🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹 out of 5! Back at Bitters. You know at all these cocktail bars I never see women bartenders? And y’all had two!!! I was lit. Y’all did an amazing job.
Date Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 5. With turning 25 this past weekend, I feel so sure of myself. A warning that I’m about to get sappy but if you would have told 18 year old me that now I’d be madly in love with myself at 25, I’d ask for the cheat code to make it happen faster. The cheat code was to end the idea that romance with someone was pinnacle of human existence. My greatest love story is going to be with myself. Thoroughly understanding my worth and what makes me feel happy. Experiencing life as it comes to me and striving after things I want. It’s made all of my relationships (platonic, familial, romantic) much easier. I know what the red flags look like and I know how I should be treated. This new year is gonna be sweet.
So in comes Jimmy. He looks like Jason Statham’s friendly younger cousin. He travels the world, consulting. I’m talking about six continents half of the year. I get to the bar before him and he talks about how stunning I look. 😍 He eventually says he just wants someone to tag along on all his adventures and with my overactive imagination, I see me in Paris, Tokyo, Sydney just living my best life. I find out we have a lot in common from favorite foods, sense of humor, our love of reading, how we value friendships. Then he tells me he’s 46 and I swear I don’t even see it. About two hours in, the date is going so well that he invites me on a trip. He says we can go platonically, different rooms and everything and see what happens. The hopeless romantic in me is like yes, please let’s do it BUT I played it cool and told him we could revisit that if we made it to date four. He’s off to Europe in a few days and he said he’d do his best to plan great dates so I could prioritize him over all the other guys lol. He actually ended the date asking who I voted for which is bold but Bumble encourages that now. He was satisfied with my responses. He walked me to the car, kissed me, then texted me the sweetest things. I’m swooning.
Comment if I should see him tonight or just wait until the weekend. 😈