Actually, it’s been ages since I went on a date with myself. Sure I’ve sneaked some me-time to visit the salon or go window-shopping or walk around the park…but that’s different. Back when I was still single and in the Philippines, I would go out and watch a movie, eat at a fast food restaurant, walk around the malls and take time deciding what to buy, sit down and people-watch... I even went to Divisoria a couple of times. All alone! And it felt really good! Seriously! Because I got to do what I wanted to do without having to worry whether someone else was bored or wanted to do something else.
So anyway, as I was saying, I went on a date alone last Sunday after work. Here’s why…
Hubby had to go directly to a meeting after work, and we agreed to meet up after to shop for groceries, so I opted to attend mass alone in the meantime. Before going in, I lit some candles at the grotto, prayed a bit, and called home to check on Caila and Sophie. Hubby and I rarely talk when we’re inside the church so there really wasn’t much of a difference, except I didn’t have someone to hold hands with during the Our Father prayer.
Hubby’s meeting had ended before the mass concluded, so he waited for me just outside St. Mary’s Church, then we headed to Deira City Centre. However, he told me that he had already eaten during his meeting, so I suggested that he go to Carrefour while I have dinner. Which is what happened.
Since I was craving for a club sandwich, I ended up at La Gaufrette. I think the server was a bit surprised when I told her I just needed a table for one, but she led me to a table near the wall where I settled myself comfortably before taking in my surroundings and placing my order.
|The pretty chair reminded me of my unforgettable one-day visit to |
Paris with my WYD buddies back in 2005
Although I was already full, a part of me still wanted dessert. Hubby easily convinced me to top off my meal with something sweet, so I ordered a brownie with vanilla ice cream which we shared.
Let’s just say that I hope I get to have another one soon. It’s a great way for much needed me-time, or when you need to gather your thoughts, or just want to be alone. It’s exciting and kind of liberating, especially if you’re the type who needs to be with someone when going out. Plus it’s a great way to find out what a fantastic a person you are to date!
Try it and see ☺