I was so reassured last night that everything I see in my new love is visible to others, it’s not just me. Every bit of happiness I’ve felt lately finally bubbled way up and over the surface as my fr
iends gushed about how much they loved my new man.
One friend texted me after he walked in, to tell me how cute he was, another’s jaw dropped, and it was unanimous all around that he’s a really great guy who’s totally into me.
In our quick “girls go to the bathroom in groups” chat before the end of the night, my BFF gushed about how he made an effort to move to the other side of the table to talk to the only other guy there, because he was sitting alone (it was a new colleague of a friend of a friend whom we ran into there and invited to join us). He befriended this stranger simply to be kind and to make him feel comfortable. Two of my friends also gushed about how obv
iously into me he was, just by reading his body language and watching how he interacted with me…
Ladies and gentlemen… this is a big deal… he *gasp* held my hand in public!
Until now, its been a very gradual process of displaying physical signs of affection in front of anyone, because he is so shy, but last night he was sitting close to me, holding my hand, and once again he insisted on paying my tab. Not just his tab… my tab. The tab I started about two hours before he got there (yikes!).
My BFF said that she didn’t get much chance to talk to him but that it’s obvious he treats me really well and that he really cares about me, so she likes him no matter what. :)
When we got back to his place last night, his best friend and another guy were there hanging out and talking in the living room. The first thing my boyfriend did was go to the kitchen to look for the pinot noir he’d asked his friend to pick up for me when he went grocery shopping (*gush* I would never in a million years ask him to do that for me, he thought of it all on his own because he’s just that amazing)… then he began to put together the most amazing snack platter I’ve ever seen. He filled a wine glass with carrot sticks, drizzled fresh lemon juice over them, put it in the centre of a plate with flaming shots beside it, and perfectly decorated the surrounding plate with fruits. (I took some photos with my iPhone. The quality is poor but I promise, it looked amazing!) His friend said “he’s only doing this because you’re here, he wants to impress you. If it was just us he’d just throw the carrot sticks at us.”.
I feel pretty confident that his friends like me too, and it seems obvious to me that they know he cares about me, because they’re always doing really sweet things to help him out. Like for instance, they put Turkish love songs on as we were snuggling on the couch sipping our wine… and as he was hand feeding me fruit… (It was pretty adorable and dorky), his best friend started laughing and brought us a lit candle “because it’s romantic”.
I love that his friends can see that he’s happy too. They don’t razz him like guys usually do, but they encourage it and want the best for him, and they always welcome me with open arms. Those are good friends.
And at the end of the night, as we were lying in bed, I wanted so badly to tell him that I loved him…
…but I passed out first.