Date 4 of 30: Famous Dave’s BBQ

Not every date will be a first date with someone new. Today was actually a first date with someone I’ve spent time with twice before (Refer to Profile #2 in The “Informant” and Date 3 of 30: The Unexpected Kick Back).

Famous Dave's

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Now this is the third time I’ve hung out with this person, and I must admit, I’m rather fond of this individual. Today, however, is the first time that we actually went out on a planned date. The location: Famous Dave’s BBQ in Vista. Neither of us had ever eaten there and he had heard that it rivals Phil’s BBQ, so naturally, we had to find out for ourselves.

We drove up in his Jeep with the top down, which invoked a child-like urge to stick my head out the top of a moving vehicle… However, I resisted this temptation. But there’s something to be said about driving with no roof to a vehicle; it allows you to enjoy the amazing weather we have in San Diego; sunshine on your face, wind in your hair; it just kind of makes you smile.

With this particular person, our conversation flows pretty smoothly and we share a similar sense of humor (meaning we laugh at the same horribly inappropriate things). We talked laughed the entire way up, during lunch, and on the way back about anything and everything. It’s really refreshing when conversation just comes naturally and you’re not worried about impressing the other person with the things you say, or trying to avoid awkward silence.

As for the actual lunch, I am totally a fan of this place – phenomenal BBQ and excellent, timely service. I can’t compare it to Phil’s BBQ, however – I think they both have merit-able qualities. I learned today though that as a woman, a BBQ date is a good way to judge your comfort level around another person. If can order a rack of ribs and eat them with your bare hands WITHOUT fear of getting BBQ sauce all over your face, chances are you’re both pretty comfortable around each other. After lunch, we spent some time at my house again and were content to watch TV… with some minor cuddling.

There are quite a few things I like about this individual, aside from the obvious physical attraction to him.

1. We  have very similar personalities and we find humor in common things (which is a big deal to me because I tend to be very sarcastic).

2. He exudes a type of confidence that is difficult to find in many people. This makes him even more attractive to me (on top of the killer smile and super dreamy eyes).

3. We text and/or talk daily. A single text from him can put a smile on my face.

4. He talks to me openly about things in his life; more specifically, his personal life. (Now, I  may not know much about men in general, but I know enough about them to know that not all guys just openly talk about their personal stuff to random girls that could be considered “flings”.)

5. Despite his hectic schedule (and believe me, he works a LOT), he STILL finds time and makes time to see me. This is probably the biggest thing of all for me. I have been given the “I don’t have time for a girlfriend” excuse PLENTY of times. As I found out in a recent blog, We Asked 10 Guys… They Answered, if a guy likes you, he will make time for you… and so far, this is panning out to be true.

I really can’t wait to spend more time with this guy and see what comes of it. He’s pretty awesome.



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