Date Night Stories

Continuing with the dating series – I wanted to share some fun, personal stories but I am still on the edge about what I am comfortable with sharing in these posts. So I decided to share the top 3 dates I’ve been on through the past few years of dating. Hope you enjoy reading about these dates.

Picnic Dinner By The Sea Side

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My  favourite date ever has to be a date that I planned (humble bow). The guy I was trying to date had a very hectic work life and so for our Friday night date, I changed our getting a drink in a pub plan and told him to meet me at this picturesque sea side spot in the city. I quickly left work and got food, dessert, shakes packed. Since I didn’t have any picnic-y things on me, I just found a nice, quiet spot and set up our dinner before he came. We had a really fun picnic dinner with a beautiful sea and lit bridge view and just talked a lot. The food was amazing too so that was an added bonus. Definitely one of my favourite dates ever.  *so much nostalgia*

Movie & Pizza Night

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You know one of those awkward dates that turns into something really great? This was one of those! Why was the date awkward? It was with someone from work that I had had a crush on but since you already know the person and will cross paths after – it just makes going on a date awkward. The date started with both of us being super awkward and not knowing how to just be chill but we relaxed over time and my crush intensified over some pizza and a crappy movie. It was a super nice, feel good date and I felt like a teenager on a date with her high school crush- giggling and being silly.  I even doodled our names together after the date. *face palm*

Last Pre-Pandemic Date

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The last date I went on pre-pandemic-lockdown was crazy. It was a Saturday night and I was at a friend’s place to chill and get a drink with her and her husband. Unknown to me, they had invited this annoying friend of her husband’s and the whole night was kind of a YAWN. I had been talking to this guy for a over a month and we hadn’t gotten to meeting because something or the other always came in the way of our plans. He was bored at some party and I was bored at that party so we decided to meet for a drink. (Kids, drinking is not good for health) Despite meeting him for the first time, something just clicked and it felt so so comfortable. We played some drinking games, embarrassed ourselves, talked a lot and then he dropped me back home (in a cab, of course) to make sure I got back all safe.  It was just this really fun date with this really nice guy. It was more fun because we chatted all next day sharing embarrassing stories from the night before.  It probably sounds like just another date and I am not doing a good job of explaining it – but it just was like this instant CLICK. Like you can feel something inside telling you that this feels right. I don’t know if you’ve felt it but you just know that this could be something. He was sweet, funny, smart and silly. Unfortunately, I never got to go on a second date because we went into lockdown and before the lockdown could be lifted I moved cities. Just one more thing this pandemic and fate ruined! Funnily, we still chat sometimes and he’s still single and I so wish we were in the same city. *sigh*

The underlying thing that made all these dates amazing was the guy and how comfortable he made me feel. There was a complete respect of me and my private space  – something I find very important during dates because no matter how much you try to weed out the bad ones, you do meet 1-2 people who cross boundaries and make the date ugly for you.

Also despite meeting these amazing guys – things didn’t work out with them for various reasons – not being in the same place relationship wise, wanting different things from lives, moving to different cities and other reasons. But I am glad I got to go on these fun dates and meet some really nice people. Not everything can become something. 🙂

It felt so nice to relive these dates in my head while writing this post. Which date story did you like best?

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Lili says:

    Aw, how cute lol.
    (Kids, drinking is not good for health) 😂😂😂✋ We know.

    All of them sound really sweet tbh

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe – I always feel this necessity to put a disclaimer/warning for younger audience. 😀

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      1. Lili says:

        And you’re right! I absolutely appreciate that 💕

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  2. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Hard to pick a favorite, though the seaside one sounds lovely! I’d have liked to hear of a second date with him and what he planned! 😉

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Seaside date was so so romantic and he just took me to a restaurant for the next date :/ Don’t think everyone has a romantic bone in them! 😛

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        Nice! 🌸🌸

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  3. Wonani says:

    I would love a date by the seaside. It sounds like a dream. 😍

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It was. Under the garb of giving him a good date, I actually gave myself my dream date. 😛

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  4. Jas krish says:

    If the company is good the date is bound to be great as it happened with you. It’s all about clicking. The beauty of the place than adds on a bit more.
    Good that you had memorable dates.
    Stay blessed always
    🙏🌹🙏

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Agreed! It is always the person who makes the dates memorable!
      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Jas krish says:

        🙏🙏🙏

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  5. henhouselady says:

    It sounds like you had a great time even though things didn’t work out with any of the guys. That is what is important.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I definitely did. All of these guys were amazing and I am glad I met them when I did. 🙂

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  6. Hope you find the man of your dreams soon 🙂

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I hope so toooo :’)

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  7. These stories are ALLLLL so good, I’m so happy that you’ve had so many nice experiences 💖!! I LOVE the name doodling just because OMG yes of course I’ve done that with like every guy I’ve ever met ha! Too bad about number 3, I wonder if maybe someday…your paths will cross again??? 🤞🏻😬♥️ Such a fun post, keep em coming!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Every time we chat – something inside me wishes that our paths cross again! But I doubt that will happen. 🙂
      Haha – doodling – I only do that when I am crushing on a guy real bad. And this guy was perfect crush material!!

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      1. I agree, we’re blogging soul sisters!! xo

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  8. robertcday says:

    Sounds to me like you really make a lot of effort with these guys. I hope they appreciate that. Hopefully we can all get back to these happy times soon. Take care – Robert.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I definitely used to give these dates a lot of effort since I had just started dating but I am more lazy now! 😀 I hope so too! TC!

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      1. robertcday says:

        Blessings to you, Happy Panda: happy dating for as long as you need. 🙂

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  9. Gypsy says:

    It’s funny how, when you hear amazing date, one picture pops up in your head and makes you smile…. What a feel good post 💕

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’d love to hear about your amazing date 🙂

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  10. Filarance says:

    Wowww!! It’s very happy to read this piece..! So amazing..!😊

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  11. The way my heart would melt if I ever get surprised with a picnic dinner by the sea side 😭

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe! I hope someone does it for me too some day 🙂

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  12. Those are such cute dates. A seaside date would be lovely🥰. I love your dating experiences. They are so insightful and sweet😁

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe I am glad. I am so awkward about sharing the stories on here because I don’t know how much is TOO much. But I am so happy you are enjoying the stories. ❤

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  13. Ib says:

    I love the first date🥺 love that you planned it and everything. So cuteee

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hehe it was very cute. Can’t wait to go on another seaside date soon! 🙂

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  14. All lovely memories to have, so I love them all!

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  15. The seaside Date sounds absolutely gorgeous I am jealous and adding that to my date bucket list. They all sound really sweet though thanks for sharing 💗☺️

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  16. Happy Panda, this is a great post 🙂 I really love your stories. I started dating for the first time in March this year, and so far it’s been going really well. Wish you all the best on finding your future man and the best, cutest, lasting relationship!

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  17. samsahana says:

    The first one sounds very cinematic 😉😀

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  18. Such interesting stories, i look forward to reading these so much so thank you for sharing!

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  19. akshita1776 says:

    The first one sounds so cutee

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