BT sent me a text last night, asking me what I was up to and inviting me out for dinner. He was in my neighborhood and wanted to see me. I already ate, but wanted to see him, too, so I agreed to meet him for a drink. I showered and made myself cute at lightning speed.
Is this a bad idea? I wondered. Tuesday wasn't all that far away, and I had a long day at work waiting for me the next day, so I couldn't make it a late night (hell, I never make it a late night on Sunday, unless it's a three day weekend). At the same time, I loved the idea of being so spontaneous. I also loved how direct he was about wanting to hang out with me.
Plus, I saw him on Saturday night, too. He sent me a text, letting me know he was working if I wanted to stop by. I ended up staying until the bar closed, chatting with his friends and other customers when he was busy working. It was relaxed and we didn't have much physical contact, but I still felt a connection and discovered more things we had in common.
Back to last night. I sat at the bar with him and ordered a glass of wine. He was very affectionate and laid back, joking with the bartender one minute and telling me I smelled good the next. I was nervous, but the I'm-out-with-a-guy-I-like-and-want-to-kiss kind of nervous.
When we took a break to smoke a cigarette, BT asked why I didn't have a boyfriend.
"I don't know. I had one last year and it was nice. But then I focused on other things. I'm not one of those women that always needs to have a man in my life. And I didn't meet anyone who was a contender."
"Am I a contender?"
I smiled. "Maybe."
"I think you are."
"I think I am, too. Do you want a boyfriend?"
"I'm open to the idea."
"You're open to the idea..." he echoed, nodding.
There was some kissing. BT is tall and strapping and when he hugged me, I didn't feel the cold.
Later on (and I hadn't even finished my first glass of wine, still stone cold sober), we went outside again.
"So you're 'open to the idea' of a boyfriend," he continued.
"I think I should be your boyfriend. I think you're awesome, and I'm pretty awesome, too."
"Just like that?"
"Just like that."
I tried to reason that it was fast, we hardly knew each other, etc.
"I know enough," he said.
The crazy thing is, I knew it the first time I met BT. There was something very... inevitable about the whole thing. He's a straight shooter and made me feel comfortable being my complete and utter real self around him. I wasn't looking for a relationship, but all of this felt right, serendipitous, something I needed to follow.
"Okay," I nodded.
"Yes. So what does this mean? We don't see other people?"
"Do we change our status on MySpace?" I asked.
I am still pretty shell-shocked over the whole thing. I did not expect to end up with boyfriend before the end of the weekend, especially not before our first date. It's rather unconventional, but I like it. And I like him. A lot.
Life is nothing if not surprising and I've just been given one hell of a happy surprise...