Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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And the winner for best question asker thus far is… Samantha! So the main point on these dates is to get to know one another. I don’t think it is imperative that we have the craziest questions on a date. I do feel however that its when we get past the surface questions we all ask on a first date that we start really making a connection. For example: You can ask about how many brothers and sisters you have, which is always a good question. How about this follow up question that I got from Samantha: What are your brothers and sisters like? One question tells you so much more than the other. I got a lot of good questions during our date to the Los Angeles Kings Hockey game that gave Samatha and I a good base to get to know each other.
Our date started off at a Ralphs just outside the Staples Center where she gave me a rose that she hopes to receive in return. Then we went into Ralphs where we picked out our meals and ate them outside. I could tell right at this point that Samantha is a genuinely happy person. After eating we made a sign for our game. I got to use some of my poster making skills I acquired in student government in high school. While working on the poster I learned that Samantha didn’t tell her mom she was coming out here from Cleveland.
We then made our way to the Staples Center where the door security confiscated our posters (Glad we made those). As we sat down we watched the game but also talked a bunch about normal stuff like her going to school to be a nurse. Then the good questions started. I learned all about Samantha’s colorful family and she learned about mine. We both love our families and like talking about them a lot. Then I got some questions about my past dating experiences and about my past kissing habits. I like questions like that, luckily, so I was more than happy to share.
One thing that I noticed throughout the date is that every time the jumbotron would come on Sam would look up. I had a feeling something was going on, from that and the way she explained how she called and made friends with the people in the Kings organization. Sure enough in the third period they did the kiss cam they normally do at sporting events on the big screen. Was I going to look like a fool in front of everyone? Of course not! I kissed her good. Very impressive that she worked her magic within the organization to get us on that.
In case you were wondering the Kings won. I think the highlight for most of the fans though, was the historic kiss cam. This was definitely a great night. Now to add a few more questions I had tonight: How lucky am I to be doing so many fun things like the stuff Samantha planned tonight? How am I supposed to top what she planned tonight? Will I ask Samantha on a second date?
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