Friday, March 21, 2014

First Date Questions

I was reading another blog a few days ago that had some great "first date" questions, questions you might ask on a first date.  I hate not giving credit where it's due, but I wrote down the questions and now I can't find the site that had them listed.  I thought they were pretty good, a little different from the standard questions you're asked on some of the dating websites like Match and eHarmony, and I wanted to share them here.  So if you're the author of these questions and a reader of this blog, please let me know so I can give you the credit you deserve.

1.  What was the best birthday cake you ever ate?

Eating birthday cake is a bit of a challenge anymore.  As a type 2 diabetic, I really have to be careful about the sweets I eat, and cake is a doozy of a challenge.  However, I know what kind of cake I like.  My mother used to make it for me.  It's a white cake with jello in it, along with cool whip on top.  It is a cool and refreshing treat, and tastes great.  In fact, it can easily be made with sugar-free jello and cool whip, so I could probably eat it today.  Mom used to make it at Christmas, with red and green jello, too.

2.  What's the best compliment you ever received?

My wife passed away almost ten years ago, and when she died, I was a mess.  One of my closest friends, Gary, who I work with, told me shortly after that he thought, of everyone he knew, I was the one person he believed was strong enough to handle losing his wife.  I didn't feel very strong at the time.  In fact, I told him I wasn't doing very well when he said it.  But it made an impact on me, and to this day, it was one of the most incredible compliments I've ever received.  Having said that, I will also say that any strength that I had at that time was God's doing.  I wouldn't have made it without Him.

3.  What was your favorite book as a child?

"The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton.  For whatever reason, I was fascinated by this book about a house that experienced changes to its environment over the years, and went from being in a nice, country setting to a major urban city, then is moved out to the country again.  Interestingly, the book reminds me of a lot of things that I like, namely urban planning (and urban planning games, like Sim City), and cartography, though much more loosely, which is the direction my career took me.

4.  What's in your fridge right now?

I just looked:  Milk, OJ, leftover pizza, Sparkling Ice bottles, hot dogs, rolls, lunchables, juice, oranges, and about 15 different condiments.  Oh, and Angry Man salsa, some of the best (and spiciest) salsa on the planet (Google it.  You'll be glad you did!).

5.  What's the first thing you noticed about me?

Well, if I was on a date with my dream girl, I'd first notice that you're tall and smiling.  I'm a sucker for blue eyes, but that's really not important.  You might have medium length hair, really nice hair (color doesn't matter), and walk very confidently.  You're a happy person, and wear your heart on your sleeve.

6.  What's the most stressful element of your life right now?

My job.  No question.  But it's a temporary stress.  I will be transitioning from one particular part of my job responsibilities sometime in the next several months, at which point I expect the stress to decrease significantly.  I enjoy my job overall, but there is a great amount of responsibility managing over a hundred employees and a charting production operation.

7.  What's your favorite kind of outfit to see on a person you're dating?

I feel a little too old answering this question.  What someone wears is their business, as long as it doesn't embarrass them.  I tend to prefer a professional look, but I also am just as good with casual.  I think your dress should compliment your age.

8.  What are you bored of?

I tend to get bored with the mundane stuff.  I get energized when I'm doing things out of the ordinary.  I know that life is full of the mundane, and it's necessary, but it does tend to get boring without having someone to share with.  Give me a snow day, or a weekend trip, or anything that take me away from a typical day, and life gets exciting.

9.  What are you determined to have (or create) in this lifetime?

Already accomplished.  My wonderful daughter!  I'm very happy to have her in my life, and I'm even more proud of the intelligent, beautiful young lady she has become.  That said, unless God has other plans for me, I don't plan on being a father again.

10.  What are you thinking/feeling right now?

I'm tired.  Seriously, I'm relieved it's Friday and the weekend is ahead.  As I mentioned above, work is stressful right now, so being away from the office is great.  I like having time to decompress and enjoy life to a greater extent.

Have a great evening, everyone!

PS - Found it!  The website that contained the questions is HERE.

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