What Do You Do When The Honeymoon Is Over?
When the magic is over, real love begins.
I’m currently sitting on the couch across from boyfriend, not wearing any makeup, hair thrown on top of my head and in full transparency, not wearing any pants. Mr. Wonderful over there is enthralled with the Lakers game on TV and trying quite intently to get something out of his teeth. It’s pretty hot, let me tell you.
When we first started dating, after meeting on an online dating site, I would spend hours getting ready for a simple coffee date. Now that I think about it, I would spend longer curling my hair than I would with him later that day. When we’d hang out at his house after work, I was on my best behavior. I wanted his roommate to like me and his dog to fall in love with me. When we’d wake up in the morning, I’d quickly sneak into the bathroom to shaphazardly lap some concealer on my under eye circles and some mascara on my lashes. When I’d crawl back under the covers and he’d ask if I had any makeup on, I’d bat said eyelashes and murmur a demure “No.” Later on, he’d tell me I wasn’t fooling anyone.
Those days were all about fun! Trying exotic new restaurants, making out at stoplights, neglecting work to sit on g-chat all day and flirt. I couldn’t get enough of him, and his overly romantic gestures let me know that he felt the same way about me. When we weren’t together I was checking my phone in hopes that he had called or texted, and I was always looking forward to the next time we could be together again, even if it had been ten minutes. I was constantly asking my friends for dating advice, simply because I was so wrapped up in him! Oh, the honeymoon stage-so exciting, sexy and most of all, shiny and new.
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