Post # 1
With the wedding approaching, I’ve found myself doing a lot of reminiscing about the days when my now fiance was my boyfriend. I chuckle thinking about the things I would do or not do so that I appeared perfect to him. You know the crazy things we do for love.
When he was in college and grad school, I would make the trip to visit him at least once/twice a month so that we could be together. lol I would refuse to go potty #2 around him at all when I visited for the weekends. (yeah, what was I thinking) This meant using a public restroom along the way or avoiding greens days before my visit with him. Looking back this was the silliest thing ever.
Have you ever done/ not done anything silly to impress your fiance or then boyfriend?
Post # 3
LoL, this reminded me of my sister! She used to date a guy that lived out of state (his family eventually ended up moving to our city). She and a friend (who dated his older brother) went up to visit them over Christmas. She was so worried about going # 2 while she was there that she ended up not going…and this was a 4-5 day trip, from what I remember!
Fiance and I sort of did everything in reverse. When we started dating, we practically lived together (we lived on the same floor in our dorm). Slowly, we started living further apart (our 5 hour long distance ends in two weeks!!!!). When we first started dating, I would get so paranoid if he would see any feminine products lying around. It was like I didn’t want him to think I used those! I look back now and laugh :-).
Post # 4
OH YEAH. Honeymoon phase.
We always rip on each other about this.
He rips on me for:
In the beginning, when I was on my best “impress my boyfriend!” behaviour, I acted a lot more interested in my schooling than I really am. Fiance is like Rain Man and knows everything about everything. And I am smart, but the reality is, I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT SCIENCE ALL THE TIME. If I’m at school at 8 hours, I’m not coming home and continuing to discuss my class material. NO. Fiance would be happy only yapping about science if it was up to him.
I was super quiet. I wouldn’t crack jokes, etc. Now I’m sooo chatty. I’m just not a silent person.
I was soo tense eating around him for the longest time. I am NOT a pretty eater. Like, not attractive. I’m just not one of those women who can eat and look classy. Don’t have it in me. Now he’s always telling me that I chew like a squirrel, I’m messy, etc. Yeah, well, I warned you, FI!
I would run water while I was peeing. GOD FORBID he hear urine coming out of me. The horror! Now he annoys me while I pee. Literally yesterday when I asked him to reach me toilet paper from the cupboard (as we had run out), he took the entire bag and ran into the living room to make me all tense.
As for Fiance:
He was super chatty and acted interested in everything I said. Now he barely talks and will openly say “Lindsay, I don’t care. I’m putting my headphones on because I don’t care about your new sandals.” Ass.
He was also a looooot less cynical.
Also: he wore clothes. Fiance would legitimately join a nudist colony if I would. (NO NO NO NO.) The second his military uniform is off, he’s naked until the next morning. I have to argue with him to get him to leave the house because he HATES wearing clothing.
Post # 5
keepsmiling19 I was super secretive with my feminine products as well. I went through a ton of his toilet paper hiding the wrappers/applicators and gingerly trying to get them into the middle of the garbage so they wouldn’t be found. Now the bright packages on top are like a warning signal.
I’m sure there’s more…
ETA: As for him, right when we started dating, he used to shower and shave right before I showed up, and not pass gas. Those days are long gone.
Post # 6
@LadyLewis12: Uh yeah exactly what you did!! I would never go #2 around him or talk about anything like that around him. I still won’t fart in front of him because he always makes guy jokes about it and it’s annoying.
Post # 7
LoL The things we do for love. Thank you ladies, I’m happy that I’m not the only one who’s endured such. It’s so funny looking back now.
Post # 8
This is really embarassing, but I’ll entertain you all with my depths of my crazy.
When my SO and I were first dating, he came over while I was cooking him dinner. He complimented that I looked “cute” in my apron. So I got it in my head that “domestic 1950s housewife” was the thing he liked. I do like to cook and ‘take care’ of him in a sense, but this went way overboard. I cooked him crazy extravagant dinners every time I saw him. And every time he slept over (2-3 times a week), I’d get up before he had to go to work (like 5am) and cook him a ful breakfast in bed. I also would stay up and pack him these crazy intense lunches to take to work.
I’m ashamed just writing that. Thank God it stopped. I think I just got lazy and he finally told me I was going a little psychotic on him. I still cook lots of nice dinners and stuff, but he makes his own breakfast and lunches (save for a special occasion) ha.
Post # 9
I pretended like I knew how to cook. I bought one of those freezer made pies and hid the box down as far as I could in the trash. He found out anyway. Still laughs at me for that one (and he does most of the cooking now ;))
Post # 10
@MsMonkey: Aww that’s quite sweet. Not crazy at all. I feel like the cooking kicks in sooner or later but definitely after the wedding. !!!! Too cute!!!