A personal reflection of what happened on my first date and what I learned from it. (You can just pretend it was you)

Essay by BigJimManHigh School, 10th gradeA+, April 2005

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I have always wondered why people are so shy around or at the very least act differently towards the opposite sex. This reminds me of an experience I had once. What happened on my first date what I learned from it. Looking back, I remember many things about that night, like, what specifically happened there, how I felt during this strange ordeal, and finally; what I learned from the experience.

From what I remember, before the date even started, I must have spent at least two hours getting ready and probably spending 40 minutes of that brushing my hair. While I was getting ready, the only thing I could hear was my parents nagging me, telling me what to do and to be careful, but I wasn't listening, I was too busy thinking about how much fun I was going to have with my date and how I must look "cool" in my date's eyes.

Well, when I finally picked my date up, she sat next to me in the car and didn't say a thing. It was quite odd, it was as if she was expecting me to say something, but I wasn't paying attention, I was too busy anticipating what was to come. Looking back, I should have consoled her or at least asked how she was, but I didn't. When we arrived at the theater I quickly paid for our tickets and sat down in the seats. While I was watching the movie, I felt a strange awkward silence as if something was not right. After about half an hour into the movie, I got curious, so I quickly glanced at my date who looked disappointed somehow. But, because of my lack of experience with women, I didn't know how to approach this, so I tried to...