You guys, you were so awesome weighing in on my early morning date (not to mention giving me super-cute outfit ideas). I knew I had to give you an update…
Good news: I decided morning dates are a total DO! I mean, if you had asked me at 6:15 a.m. when my alarm went off, I probably would have
punched you in the face politely said no. But I read most of your comments pre-date, and you totally inspired me to go into it with a positive attitude.
Here are a few of the things you said that turned out to be totally spot on. God you’re smart!
Reader proudgirlygirl11 said: “A morning date isn’t so bad. It least you don’t have to go all day being nervous!” So true! Since my eyes were barely open until about five minutes before I got there, I didn’t have time to get my usual panicky feeling that it might be a disaster.
Reader pmholy said: “Early morning dates are awesome and you can’t fake it as easily in the morning (good for both of you?)” I don’t know if it’s just the natural sunlight, but it does feel a little more real than an evening date!
Reader piquantpenguin1 said: “I think a morning coffee date is kind of cute. Start the day off right. I like to think I have a morning date with my barista every morning, but I don’t think he realizes it ;)” Haha, I just realized how attached I feel to my regular barista as well. A morning date does start the day off on a cheery note—so long as it goes well. If not though, you’ve got an awesome story to tell at the water cooler. Win-win.
Reader spazzette said: “It’s genius. You have a set time limit (he has to get to work) so if it sucks, you’re in and out in 45 minutes, and if it rules, it leaves you looking forward to the next one.” Again, true. There’s not as much room for that awkward, “Should we have another? What should we do now?” moment. I mean, I had to get back to you guys!
So, all in all, it was a really fun morning! I don’t have too many details, since I don’t think you can tell that much about a person in such a short time , and also you know how I feel about talking about feelings. But I would totally do it again. And I have actually been way more accomplished today than most days, so maybe I need to do it a lot more often.
And just because I know you’re wondering: I wanted to follow the general consensus (started by reader jennynyc15) to wear a cute sundress and wedges, but I had a serious case of AllMySundressesMakeMeLookPregnant-itis this morning. So I did a variation with shorts and a floaty patterned top, with the recommended wedges. Do you approve?
Thanks for all your help, girls. You all make dating a million times more fun!
Who do you go to when you need a little dating inspiration and encouragement? Don’t forget you can always email me at [email protected] if you have something you want me to raise as a discussion!
Other questions you’ve helped me ponder:
Are These New Rules (Yes, as in The Rules) Still Outdated? Yikes, I Confess To Following Some Of Them!
How Far Would You Go For a First Date? (Like, Literally)
A Weekend-Related Question: Are Saturday Night Dates a Bigger Deal Than Weekday Dates?