Thursday, February 19, 2009

My First Date: Fatal Attraction

My dad said I could start dating when I was 16. However, nobody caught my eye until I was 16 ½. Yes, folks, I exercised restraint for 6 whole months. It worked out great since I got my driver’s license around the time of my first date. I’m thinking that will be a requirement before MY kids can date. And a black belt in karate. My girls especially need to be able to knock the crap out of a guy who’s getting fresh and then take off in his car.

So I met my first date in study hall. Nothing else to do, I suppose. He stared at me and showed interest, so I guess those were my only requirements at the time. I’ve since become more picky, thank God!

So he picks me up and we go to Bennigan’s for dinner. I should’ve seen the red flag when he tried to dictate (not SUGGEST, friends) what I eat and made fun of what I picked (chicken fingers), insinuating that I was like a kid. Then on to Crown Center Cinema to see …


What kind of movie is THAT to take an innocent 16-year-old girl to?

Our next “date” was much better. He paraded me around town to his boss, family and best friend (Paul, who is a good friend today). I don’t keep in touch with my first date at all. In fact, I won’t even share his name with you. I call him Voldemort, He Who Will Not Be Named, because it invokes negative memories.

Please share your first date experience in the Comments section below! How old were you? What did you do? When will you let your kids date?


  1. While on vacation in Hawaii my parents let me go to a diner and a movie with a nice boy from New York that we met on the cruise ship on the way over. I do not remember his name, sadly, as he was very sweet.

    Roberta Anne

  2. I think "He Who Will Not Be Named" did that just to make me jealous...and it worked!!! ;-) I don't remember my first date. Too many 12 ounce kegs were put into my system over the years, causing "memory fog" in large portion. But, that's ok. I've now come to know that getting lost in memories keeps me from experiencing the only thing that's real...the Here and the Now.

    ...but I do remember the first time I met you... :)

  3. I'm in a cold medicine fog right now, and it hurts my brain to think that far back....

    My daughter can't date until she's 35, and I've decided that my son can never date....

  4. My first "date" was a movie at the mall when I was 13. What was I thinking???? I dated that guy off and on until tenth grade when he became physically abusive, cheated on me (I NEVER had sex with him but I found out my friend did!) and I kicked his butt! My kids will be MUCH older before I allow dates!!!!


  5. Ok so, I am thinking the first real "date" was way later in life. My mother was very strict about that stuff so I think my first date was when I was 18 or older...and it was so "memorable" I don't remember it! LOL Back then I drank, so when I was nervous, I guzzled. Thank goodness God is good and takes that away! That is probably why I don't remember! I agree with Michelle..not dating till 35 for my daughter. My son is much more "opposite sex attracted to" than my daughter is, even though he is 6 years her younger! ( we blame it on "dad genes")
    ON a side note, Kerrie, why can't I "follow" this..are you all filled up??

    will be in touch soon with all my ?'s! Thanks for dropping by to my "Soup"!


  6. i dont know when ill let my daughters date. i try not to think about that portion of their lives as of yet. My fist date I was 13 it was a boy whom i went to school with we went to the local small town fair together with his dad. how cozy!


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