but, i have some better news i'm more eager to share...*drum roll please*... i have a boyfriend and boy, am i the luckiest girl in the world. over the past few years i've crushed pretty hard on various guys. i've gone on dates with different boys, but i've never dated anyone seriously. quinton (yes, isn't his name just rad?!) would be the first! how we met and how fast we fell in love is a pretty interesting tale. a little over a month ago he and i matched on tinder and the funny part about this is that 1) tinder is something most people don't take seriously. it's a dating app, but i was just using it jokingly. i was never intending to score myself a boyfriend. 2) his tinder bio stated that he doesn't usually initiate conversation on tinder (when you get a match on tinder, you can message the other person) and he totally messaged me first so that basically made me smile a lot.
anyways, we messaged on tinder for about a day. our conversations were very genuine and long. we were just getting to know each other. he started the conversation by stating how i had "an amazing taste in music." ladies and gents if there's one thing you should know about me, it's that i value listening to good music and whomever i date must share a similar taste in music. this boy and i share a very similar taste in music which makes me so happy! after chatting on tinder for about we day, we decided it'd be easier to start texting so we exchanged numbers and we've been texting each other daily ever since! our text conversations in the beginning were crazy long. we're talking multiple paragraphs. :) it was great though! we learned so much about each other before our first date a week later. yes, a week later. also, can i mention that he lived over an hour away from logan, utah where i attend school? he drove all that way to come and take me on a 12 hour date. our first date consisted of indian food, cuddling and holding hands, seeing oculus, a long walk, delicious italian food, good music and a long drive, and he attended lds institute with me.
our first date went really well. we clicked so well. it's as if we had known each other for ages even though we had only been texting for about a week. after our first date we discussed the potential for us to date seriously, but we felt like we needed to go on a few more dates before we could define our relationship. so, we continued to text daily after our first date and then the following week we spent 3 days together! tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. on wednesday we shared our first kiss and said "i love you" for the first time. after those 3 beautiful days we spent together, we were official.
yes, as you may have already guessed, quinton and i are in a long distance relationship. sort of. quinton plans on hopefully moving out here to washington this summer to work (he's a barber- sexy, right?) and go to school, but he's also trying to decide if he should serve an lds mission. we're definitely in a pretty complicated relationship, but we are so determined to make it work. we are madly in love. we talk on the phone and text every day that we're apart. this past week quinton came out to washington to check out some barbering jobs and look at places to live. we had so many lovely adventures while he was out here. we went to seattle and tacoma, went on many long walks, spent time at my house (and he even met my parents and they love him). we even got in a car wreck with a somalian taxi driver who was on his knees begging quinton not to call the cops. it was a pretty memorable experience hahaha.
as crazy as this relationship may sound, it works for he and i and we couldn't be happier. i certainly hope he's the one. it feels so right. everything between us comes so naturally even though we don't get to be with each other, physically, every single day. he is so kind, caring, a good listener, loving, smart, and a faithful member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. he's also super duper handsome. ;) and he has an amazing voice. he loves to sing! he apparently even sings opera music at the top of his lungs in his underwear at home from time to time (woops, tmi? hehehe). he's all that i could ask for in a guy and more. i'm madly in love with this boy. so, yeah! that's our love story. ;)
pic from our first date!
pic from a few days ago when he came out to visit me in washington! aren't we just the cutest? ;)