Roman’s telling of his first date with
is the kind of account that makes you go, “Awwww.”: “I was so excited to first
meet her. When we first met, I was nervous. Her beauty was mesmerizing.” That
is, until you hear the record scratch, “I had homework to do, and she was very
understanding. She let me do it on our first date!” It’s not exactly the stuff
of bodice rippers... Brittany
Let’s get serious for a second, though.
provides some further context: “Our first date was at Buffalo Wild Wings and
was rather spontaneous as we weren't supposed to hang out that night. Roman had
just started school at UNT and even though he had homework he agreed to meet me
for a drink as long as I didn't mind him finishing up a quiz on the date.” Brittany
I think there are actually a number of great lessons for life and marriage in this very first IRL interaction of Brittany and Roman. First of all, the easiest lesson, context matters. Second, and more importantly, as the journalist David Plotz, has said, other people’s marriage is like a foreign country. What doesn’t make sense in one country makes total sense in another.
Third, and most importantly,
Roman teach us that this world is much less about imagined idyllic ideal
interactions, than it is about real messy down-to-earth living. The best parts
of any relationship, as well as its true test, are found in just those moments. Brittany
Brittany and Roman, keep those lessons of your first date in mind, and you’ve got it made.