This is one of those topics that has so many loaded stories that I am not sure I want to tell them. I had an active social life from the time I was 17 when I discovered girls were just as afraid of boys as we were of girls, (this changed my life). I dated a lot and most of the time it was just for fun with no real relationship beyond simple friendship. However I am aware that several of the ladies I dated in that period of time do now read this blog an awkward would be an understatement if I went the wrong direction. So I am going to take the high road...mostly:
My first and only love is my perfect for me wife Rhonda. Pretty much no one else matters before or since her.
In order for me to get to point I did have some trial and error. In my life I have kissed 9 girls including my wife (its really a select group, I hear they have matching t-shirts). I have been on dates with 74 different girls (and yes I did keep track, I had a goal in mind but that's another blog post).
The first girl I kissed was Jennifer James on the playground in the 2nd grade. It was her idea. Even at that tender young age I apparently had some form of raw animal magnetism that members of the opposite sex could not resist. Either that or she just felt bad for me.
The first girl I ever went on a date with was Carrie Fergus less than a week after my 16th birthday. She was 17 and I was awesome for dating an older girl. I just realized that I actually wrote a blog post about this date in detail. After reading it all the goofyness of that first experience came flooding back.
The only girl I ever dated whose pet I participated in accidently killing was Elizabeth Nuttle. You can read the details of that sorted affair on an earlier post as well.
The first girl I truly had deep feeling for was Layna Endecott I was 17 and thought she was totally hot. (17 years old boys are really shallow)
The last girl I went out with before my mission was Viki Thatcher and her little sister I cant remember her name she was like 9 years old we had to have a chaperon. Lots of fun we went to the Never Ending Story 2.
The first girl I dated when I came home from my mission was Karin Peeples. We went to Jurassic Park.
The first girl I seriously thought I wanted to marry was Tania Prior. I am glad I dodged that bullet.
I knew within 10 minutes of meeting my wife we were going to get married. In fact we were engaged in less than 10 days and married 6 months later. 16 year and 5 kids later it was a good call.
Just a quick side note: If we did date and I did not mention you here it was because with the exception of Jennifer James I tried to only mention people I don't believe read my blog. I thought to do so might be awkward for some.