Sunday, October 3, 2010

{ DATE #17: David Shepro }


I've really gotta hand it to all of these guys! I've now been on a total of 17 first dates in 17 days, and it still blows my mind every time when these bachelors come up with the most creative and unique dates! I mean really, when you think about it, it's quite impressive that these guys, most of whom are from out-of-town, have planned and carried out all of these dates and dinners to places I've never been, things I've never done, and food I've never eaten. I don't know how they're doing it, but keep it up boys! I'm loving every minute of it.

Date #17 with Dave Shepro certainly surprised me again with another exciting date and something I've never done before! But before I go any further, I feel like we need to stop and sing his praises for all that took place for Dave to get here to Southern California to take me on this date.  And I'm probably going to get in trouble for revealing this, but if I'm looking for a guy who can be completely honest with me, I guess I should try and be honest with him as well. With that being said, I actually knew I'd be going on a date with Dave tonight! That's right. I said it. I knew all along.

Early on in The Mormon Bachelorette I noticed we had a significant amount of traffic coming in from this website called Pledgie.com. It's basically an online website where people can donate money to a cause, like getting Dave Shapro to California for a shot on The Mormon Bachelorette. Click HERE if you're in need of a good laugh!

So since it said his name, day of our first date, and the evening plans, I pretty much knew what I'd be getting myself into Saturday night. There would be Hip Hop dance lessons, a dinner, and if we had time, another fun activity. And all of those activities were an absolute blast. The one thing I didn't know was all the amazing things I'd learn about this incredible eligible bachelor.

For one, Dave came out here to take me out on his birthday weekend! That's right, Dave just turned 32 yesterday and I loved that he wanted to spend his birthday here, with me! And he came all the way from Seattle to do it! Are you kidding me?  I was so flattered!  Other things I learned:  although teased all through middle school, this Alaska native was the Homecoming King his Senior year of High School, served his mission right here in Riverside, graduated from UVSC, received his MBA from the University of Virginia in Marketing. Dave also loves to sing, has an affinity for sushi, sweats a lot (like a lot), and said his life's theme song would have to be "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder. Great pick Dave!

After he enjoyed hip hop dancing like a couple of white kids with our personal dance instructor Charles at Studio Fusion in Huntington Beach, Dave impressed me yet again with a $100 gift card to Nordstrom to go shopping for something cute to wear to dinner while he snuck away for a couple hours to attend the Priesthood Session of General Conference. I was in absolute awe of both his dedication and commitment to his Priesthood responsibilities (men, this is at the top of my list) and just as impressed by the thoughtful gesture to send me off to the mall for some me time.

After priesthood and shopping we met back up (me in my cute new clothes!) and the date continued to get even better. The conversation was great, the food at Ra Sushi in Huntington was amazing (somewhere I've always wanted to try) and we finished the night with a little walk around the block. Dave really was a fantastic date and I can't thank him enough for making the trip all the way out to Southern California to show me an amazing time out on the town. He is truly a rare find. Maybe I ought to take him on a 2nd date to see if he can top tonight. We shall see...


{ Thank you Larry for the fabulous video. You're a rockstar! }

21 comments:

theblibbys said...

Seriously, Aubrey!!!! I loved this guy. Not only is hip-hop dancing one of my favorite things to do, but he was just too dang cute! Loved every bit of this date. And the fact that he gave you a gift card???? Wow! Love this guy. TOP 8! Top 8!!!!

Kim said...

You rock! I mean you hip hop! That was a crazy fun date! I am so impressed with this date! I was wondering how the Priesthood session was going to work out - I thought maybe you'd just be going on a late date - but this guy did it right! Amazing! Great job David! Way to put thought and consideration into your date! And don't you think Aubrey has all the right moves?

theblibbys said...

PS: Fix that music player on the side cause it blocks all the text and it's sooooo annoying!!!

Emily Sue said...

Too many good guys!!! I am not sure who's team I am on anymore but I loved this date!!!

Brooke Trogdon said...

Probably my favorite guy so far! Loved that he is willing to do hip hop. That says a lot about his fun loving spirit and I'm sure he has lots of fun. Not to mention very impressed with the fact that he wouldn't pass on the priesthood session. Very GOOD!!! Oh and on top of that gave you $100 to shop at Nordstroms?!? He's a keeper. I'd pick him.

Sheprosaurus's said...

The thing I LOVE about this date is that it is totally 100% true to who David is. I am lucky enough to be his sister-in-law and though I'm sure there are many wonderful guys out there, he is ONE of THE BEST!!! My kids refer to him as Uncle Davey and they pretty much go crazy when they find out he is coming into town. We Love you David..and Go Aubrey, what a fun adventure you are on!!!!!

codyjbennett said...

I'm sitting here trying to find the right words to impart about David. I've known of him since his insanely energetic days in High School Pep Rallies, and he hasn't slowed down since. I've had the good fortune to get to know him better over the years, and he's top notch. His love for people, his enthusiasm for life, and his high caliber character are hard to come by all in the same package. I guess, it could be summarized by what I just told my wife... "If I were a girl, I'd marry him. He's amazing." Maybe that's a little bit forward for a blog like this, but hey, I suppose a little authenticity goes a long way. ;)

Way to go David for remaining uniquely you and not ever compromising your values or your zest for life.

-cb

Brandon said...

This is typical Dave. He is genuine, sincere, creative, and just full of energy. He's really a breath of fresh air. I was his roommate after our mission in Riverside and he's the life of every party but so level-headed about it. Dave is a great guy and any lady would be lucky to have him!

Cannon's said...

My fav so far! Probably because he reminds me of my hubby. (but Dave is a much better dancer) He's a catch.

Bracken and Bracken said...

What a stud!! I am super impressed with guy and hope it was as much fun as it looked :)

David said...

He's a legend still at UVA - look up Darden Dancing on youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyUyQfUB1Zo

Rachel said...

Dave is one AWESOME guy. Not only is he creative and fun to be around, he is sweet, sincere, and compassionate. What you don't know is how amazing he is with kids - my kids absolutely ADORE him (they love when "silly dave" comes to visit). And now that he has a job, he won't have to use Pledgie to come down for a 2nd date!

christian@dontdodumbthings.com said...

"Get in there." Good form, David. Here's a guy who is super happy, funny, sweet, and can hip hop dance all your worries away. Aubrey, there are plenty of dudes out there with three of those qualities, but few with all four. Actually, I'm only aware of two men that fall into that category. One is named Lionel Ritchie (and he's not Mormon anymore), and the other is a guy named David Shepro.

Rachel said...

Yeah I wish the Darden dancing video was posted! I think that was one of the main reasons why he chose to take you hip-hop dancing. The video just shows off his personality.

Fei @ The Companion said...

I thought this was a great follow up to #16.

I always get a little worried because smoothness and expensive uberly romantic dates (which are awesome but not exactly a reality most of the time) seem to always win the girls.

I guess I'm just relieved that the sweet but slightly nervous-awkward guys can rock it too!

Alli said...

Aubrey, first of all, I thought you were a great dancer! I was so impressed!

Second, not only did I think the gift card was such a cute idea to occupy yourself while he went to priesthood, I thought he said some really nice things about you in his interview after the date. Really a sweet guy.

I think it says something when people who know these guys, get on here and put in a good word.

Natasha said...

Fun date and it really impressed me that he went to Priesthood session. He seems like a great catch!

Natasha said...

Btw, the Darden Dancing video with David is awesome!

Angie said...

Ohhhh he's cute! And what a creative date! The narrowing down of these guys is going to be TOUGH

Lindsey said...

Okay, Now all I can think about is Larry filming these dates, because I am watching them all backwards! I see your kudos to Larry here, and think it was very "telling" that he was UNDER THE TABLE while you were wearing a skirt. . . Larry. . . wow. I loved Larry's date, and think you should definitely go out with him again. But David was cute too.

Ps- My sister and I have an analogy for life. You either marry a dick, or a dork. We both married dorks, and think life is much better that way! :)

The Jayroes said...

What a sweetheart...