Rituals | First Dates

first date prep

Even after almost 15 years of dating, every first date begins with this exact powwow between me and my best girls.

Me: I have a date tonight.

A^2 (My best friends from college both have names that start with A. Whichever one I am talking to is A^2 and the one not on the phone is A^3. It’s even more confusing because our last names all start with S…for now.) : Nice. Who’s the guy?

Me: He’s just a guy. I’ll send you a pic so you can tell me if he’s cute. Not that I need your judgement because I have impeccable taste.

A^2: O.K. What are you wearing?

Me: I may go naked.

A^2: I like it.

Me: I’m wearing a maxi skirt, crop top, and these Calvin Klein strappy sandals that I can run in. You know just in case he’s a serial killer.

A^2: I’m familiar.

Me: I’m going for no-makeup makeup, so a nude lip, mascara, a little concealer, highlighter, and a bit of blush. I also did like my one workout for the month so I have a glow.

A^2: Hair up or down?

Me: Down. Hair pulled back is for a third date. So I don’t really remember if this guy is really cute or not. I may have been a little drunk when I met him so you know the drill. I’ll text you if he’s not cute, or if things get awkward, or if I think he’s a serial killer.

A^2: And I’ll call you and say something bad happened so you can get out of there.

Me: Bingo.

Two hours later.

(Via text.) Me: He’s cute, cool, and doesn’t seem like a serial killer so have a good night.

*I had some amazing photos to go with this but then photoshop quit on me…bastard.



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    February 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Ha! I Love this! Everything has to be approved by my best friends via group chat with any situation that relates a guy. It’s really a girl thing. Sometimes we even send what I call picture stories to give an update.

    Picture Stories: we take photos time after time while the date is going on. It’s usually a live update to see how things are going lol



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      Anastasia Nicole
      February 25, 2015 at 12:35 am

      Oh I am all about the picture stories! LOL! It’s like, where would we be without our besties?

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    Tarah Saint-Elien
    February 28, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Hilarious. I love the dry seriousness!

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    March 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    haha this is hilarious! Love the strappy heels you can run in haha. sound advice. My friends and I always did this drill when I was single. it’s rock solid strategy for staying alive and away from creeps lol.

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      Anastasia Nicole
      March 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Exactly! LOL.

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    March 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I LOL’d at “I’m familiar”. Excellent dialogue, like a scene from a movie! My dating days are 5 years behind me, but the memories are fresh. There’s nothing like the first interview for boyfriend candidates 😀

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      Anastasia Nicole
      March 28, 2015 at 3:20 am

      First dates are the best, even when they are the worst. LOL

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    Biki John
    May 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

    First of all, YAY! To the Clueless pic, takes me back to the part in the film when Cher and Dionne are planning Cher’s date, getting the lighting right etc. I loooove getting dressed for a First Date, its so much fun- I too try to keep my makeup to the minimum and like choosing a part of my body to bring attention too – tastefully of course! Ps I’m enjoying perusing your blog!

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