Ten years ago today my husband and I went on our first date. After a week of IMing, he officially asked to take me out to dinner. I was a freshman at Allegheny College and he was a sophomore. He had a friend let him into my dorm so he could pick me up at my door. He brought me a rose. We decided to get Italian food, at the Olive Garden, 45 minutes away. It was seriously the best place to go out in the boonies of Northwester PA. So our first date started with a long drive together in the car.
When we got to the restaurant, we both ordered the same meal, pesto ravioli. When the bill came, he payed like a gentleman and I made a little paper heart out of the after-dinner mint wrapper. Marco still has that little paper heart today.
On the drive home he played The Meat Puppets and sang along to “Eyeball”. We went back to his dorm and watched Office Space. As the credits were rolling I turned around to look at him and we had our first kiss.
Ten years later, I haven’t stopped kissing him.