I expected him to cut things off right there, but he looked me in the eyes and said whatever I had done made me into the person I was now (then), and he was happy that we made it to where we were.
We were looking into each other's eyes (literally just staring), and it wasn't creepy.
I wanted her to stay and not go home, and I couldn't wait to see her the next morning.
I wanted to spend more time together and talk more and more.
I knew I didn’t want to make the same mistake again, and that mentality has brought much happiness to my life since.
I was sitting in my boyfriend's car when I was 17, and I told him all about my past and the questionable decisions I've made and wasn't particularly proud of.
Gift cards are better than cash because they show a little more thought, since you're picking one of her favorite stores. It's like having a debit card, so it creates a sense of financial awareness and being a grown-up. If you're giving a group gift, one person can collect cash from other givers and make it a card of higher value.
You can choose a store where she can buy makeup (like Sephora or Ulta) or clothing; department stores where she can find almost anything (Target); music, books, and electronics stores (Barnes & Noble or Amazon); or restaurants, if you think she'd enjoy social time with friends.I was in the robotics club in college, and I officially met Daniel* our sophomore year on the day he joined the team. I thought he was so cute, but the first time I caught his eye, it left me feeling vulnerable and exposed like he could see right through me, so I forced myself to push those thoughts aside and tried to act cool and disinterested.Several months later, we were driving to a tournament, in the middle of January.I can’t remember the moment I first knew I was in love (maybe it wasn’t truly love?), but I do remember very vividly the moments I first realized I might be capable of loving someone again after my first love.Ultimately, this story didn’t result in love, because when I finally took that chance with Daniel*, though he initially was so excited that he couldn’t even believe it and repeated for about an hour “I can’t believe this is happening” with shining eyes, he later pulled back and told me he didn’t want to hurt our teammate.