I blog about a lot of bad and awkward dates... but sometimes I have good dates too.
I started talking to this guy on Tinder. He was only up here temporarily from Southern Utah for work. He is a forest fire fighter and in the National Guard. Any who... unlike a lot of the guys on there, he didn't want to hook up with me, he wanted to be a gentleman and take me on a creative date where we could get to know each other.
So what did he come up with?
He bought painting supplies at the store and then we went to Utah Lake to watch the sunset and paint the scenery while we chatted. It was freezing... but thankfully he had extra layers for me.
We sat at the lake for a couple of hours while we each painted a picture of the mountains and lake. I discovered that water color is not my talent... I have an easier time painting with other paints. He on the other hand said he hadn't painted with water color since he was little and I don't believe it for a second. His painting was stupid good. It made me embarrassed of mine.
Regardless it was still fun and I appreciated a real date that had thought put into it instead of another guy just trying to get some action out of me and move on his way. He took me to dinner after too. Nice guy. He wasn't really my type, plus he doesn't live around here anyway... but hey, I appreciate a good date when it comes along.... which is not very often.
At the end he kept my painting and had me keep his. He said he is going to hang mine up... but I wouldn't if I were him. I for sure got the better end of that deal. I didn't take a picture of mine... but here is a picture of his water color of where we sat at Utah Lake to watch the sunset.