Let’s Date-Part Five
I love to dress up. I am not a sweatpants and sweatshirt type of gal. If you know me very well, you know I love to wear a dress or a skirt most of the time. It is the style I like. Ballroom dancing gives Dan and I an opportunity to dress up when we go on our date. I love it when Dan wears a suit and tie. He looks quite smashing indeed. : )
Our very first date together was on New Year’s Eve, 1980. He was taking me to a fancy restaurant and a night of dancing. It was his time to impress. Dan drove out on the country gravel roads to pick me up on the Manning farm. He was dressed up in a light blue polyester suit, white dress shirt, and tie. This was not only a time to impress me but a time to impress my parents. It was their first meeting together. My parents liked Dan right from the beginning. I think his suit and his nice personality started him off to a great start.
Dan in his polyester suit was a step up from what I was used to him wearing. I was used to polyester but it was a brown and orange uniform with a sailor hat. He smelled like burgers and french fries. Yes, we met at a very romantic place called Hardee’s. It was a fast-food restaurant. We both were employed there. So I should say we both smelled like burgers and fries. We both had greasy brown shoes to match. It’s a miracle that Dan would even ask me for a date under those circumstances. Hmmm, I guess we both could see something beyond the brown and orange polyester since it was not very flattering.
Now fast forward 42 years and we live in a much more casual dress America. I remember with Dan’s first accounting jobs, he would wear a suit and tie to work every day. Now, thanks to Covid, it’s even more casual since his office is at home. Shorts and t-shirts can be your dress for the day.
So I enjoy the occasional times we can dress up, look our best for each other, go dancing, and make it a special date night.
Dressing up once in a while will go a long way in impressing each other for that special date night.