I met this new girl, Mirage, a little while ago. Actually we went on a second date Friday night. Dinner and Laser Tag, then my place for a movie. I think for some girls, laser-tagging isn't super-appealing, but c'mon, Mirage talking about how she found some places to "snipe people"? That's a win.
It's odd for me how quickly I started feeling comfortable around Mirage. I think one of the reasons for this is that Mirage and I are VERY similar. I've always said that I am probably looking for a girl that is most like a female version of myself. Mirage is pretty close. The more we talk, the more she says things that make me say to myself, "Hey, I've said/thought that exact thing!" Mirage and I can talk for hours, pretty much about anything, I love it, though I'm always paranoid that I'm so excited about talking that I do too much of it and exhaust too many topics.
One thing I've thought about is how, comparatively, I've moved at break-neck speed with Mirage. I mean a hug after the first date? Cuddling during a movie on the second? I don't even know who I am anymore! No, but seriously, it's not a bad thing, I've already stated my point here previously that I'm trying to move past my whole, let's-date-a-month-before-we-touch-and-three-months-before-we-kiss thing. It's kind of lame, so maybe I've finally moved beyond that.
Mirage is tall, at 5'10" she's at the top of my ideal height range, of which I am a huge fan. She does have dark hair and eyes, not my usual thing, but nice. She wore a ponytail on date #2, have I mentioned how much I like those? That was a big move. I think the biggest thing about Mirage that I'm attracted to is that her interests and activity types are balanced, like me. Mirage is probably one of the biggest female nerds I've ever met in real life, seriously, it's awesome. Mirage is also outdoorsy and athletic, which is always nearly impossible to find combined with extreme nerdiness. She's a college football fan! And it was confirmed! We watched some and she knew exactly what was happening. Big Points. She's also more of a touchy-feely, affectionate person, which I always like, because it's a thing in a relationship I tend to automatically reflect back, and I enjoy it. In fact, maybe it's still my semi-jilted, post-Hannah self talking, but it's early enough that I sometimes feel Mirage is too good to be true.
Of course I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't pick out the Cons about Mirage. First, Distance, seriously, when was the last time I dated a girl who lived closer than 30mins away a majority of the year? Oh yeah, high school... Second, Mirage kinda stresses about dating sometimes. Not terribly, but sometimes she says things that I don't really know how to respond to. To be honest, it's not that bad, it's probably what I would do too if I wasn't so secretive about my thoughts and feelings. But when it comes to dating, I'm just about fun, there's no need to stress, especially after one goes on the fabled second date. That's really all I can come up with, and distance I have experience dealing with, and I'm gonna predict that the whole stress level declines now that the second date is out of the way.
I head to New York City and the Quidditch World Cup this week!!! So I don't know for sure when I'll see Mirage and go on Date 3, but I hope it's sooner rather than later.