We met on August 15th, a warm summer night. As before most of my blind dates I was nervous. I made sure to put all expectations aside and the assume the worst to avoid disappointment, because I've had too much of that recently. It only took two hours to realize that this time, finally, this time would not end with disappointment. Everything felt right and I began to understand what other people mean when they say "I just knew he was the one."
He was my one: the Missing Piece to my Big O, the frosting to my cupcake, the jelly to my peanut butter. I belonged with him and we'd belonged together in the present moment where no one and nothing else mattered. Time stopped.
You are wondering why this is the first you've heard of him. The truth is I got scared. I didn't know if our relationship was really real or something that, again, I made up in my head. I thought that maybe for once if I didn't talk about this (and describe it as "magical" - even though it is) it would actually last.
And so far it has. And it is serious. Life-changingly serious.
He consumes my thoughts night and day. Every Monday evening is date night, and sometimes we spend other nights with his friends. The best part about him is that he is FUNNY. So FUNNY. So funny that my face hurts hours after our dates.
My boyfriend never judges me or sets unrealistic expectations for us. He accepts me for who I am while at the same time helps me become who I'd like to be. If I'm crying or yelling or laughing he's next to me encouraging me to let it all out.
My boyfriend is not afraid of commitment. Actually he was the one who told me that what we have won't work without commitment. And so we became exclusive almost immediately. I don't really have time for much else right now and there's no where else I'd rather be.
This relationship is surprising because I never thought that someone like him would be my type. Well, once again I was wrong, so so wrong.
My boyfriend is Improv*, and I'm in love.
You can meet someone just like him too. If you live in the NYC area check this out, or find something similar in your city. You just might fall in love too.
*Not an actual person.