This Ones Different


Happy Friday Purgators!

Long time no chat! The month of August was crazy with long weekends, weddings, bachelorette parties and birthdays, needless to say it’s been a busy month.

I haven’t been dating much since the beginning of June since I was pretty busy with my personal life and didn’t really see anyone I was interested in on any dating apps. The only app I was actually looking on was Bumble, I seriously love that dating app, it has such a high quality of men compared to other sites.

I had matched with one guy in particular but totally forgot about it until Bumble sent that wonderful notification right before your time is about to expire. I quickly went over his photos and decided he was worth sending a first message to.

Since I was in the middle of my work day and time was expiring fast, I pulled out my lamest opener ever “Hey hey, how was your weekend?” (I know!!!!! SO BAD). Luckily Spanish Boy (nickname because his name has a double R and I was not sure how to pronounce it, after the girls and I went through a million different ways to say it, turns out…its the most easy way ever and thus Spanish boy was born) responded even despite my cheesy opener, WOOT! We chatted for a while and had pleasant conversation back and forth.

Normally I am very forthcoming with giving my number to a guy and usually give it to them before they even ask for it but I sometimes worry my forward style of dating intimates guys, so with Spanish Boy I took a laid back approach. We messaged on the app for a few days, I was getting a bit antsy (shocker) and was telling The Blonde over wine one night that he hasn’t asked for my number and if he is just looking for a pen pal then he better look somewhere else. No joke, at the end of our wine night, I looked at my phone and look who had messaged me their number? SPANISH BOY! Finally, we were slowly making our transition to real life. The conversation flowed and it was so nice to chat to someone who was genuine.

After going back and forth we had settled on a date, it was the first time in a long time that I was actually wanted it to be sooner than the date arranged. We were set to meet on a Wednesday and we had our first phone chat on the Monday prior, it was so nice to chat with someone on the phone and just have a random conversation about nothing in particular. I left that conversation felling totally bubbly.

Finally, Wednesday rolled around and he offered to come pick me up. He was two minutes early and as I was coming down from my building I could see him standing outside his truck with a big smile on his face, how adorable! We exchanged hugs and we were off on our date. As we were driving I asked how his day was and he said he was a nervous wreck all day, he was so anxious for this date as he was so excited to see me. I told him I felt the same way about him. It was so nice to feel the exact same way and be so open and honest with each other.

We decided we wanted to do something that was a bit interactive so we settled on Mini-Golf. He picked a fun course and we were off. We both made little jests and coy little touches as we played but kept it professional (we were playing a serious game of Mini-Golf after all). We had a drink at the place post game (he won, UGH!) and then we hopped back in the truck for the drive home. My sister had been in a car accident on the Monday prior and he knew I had wanted to go see her after our date (she is totally okay, just a bad concussion and shaken up), he was very understanding and didn’t want to keep me out late which was something I really appreciated. We finished the night off with a few kisses in the car and both agreeing we wanted to see each other again.

We spoke that evening to say good night and he sent me my good morning text. I knew this one was going to be different…


-The Brunette



  1. Matt · September 9, 2016

    Sounds like this could be the one! Good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. allisonarnone · September 12, 2016

    Love this! Sending good vibes your way 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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