Within a couple days of releasing my “Ask Ellie” post back in early November, I received dozens of questions, suggestions, and feedback from readers. I promise that I read through every single comment and that I am using them to plan my posts. One reader asked: What did you and Mr. handsome do on your first date, and how long after you started dating did he propose?
Mr. Handsome and I started our relationship in April 2013. After we had been getting to know each other at family functions for several months, he received my dad’s permission to invite me on a date and ask me to be his girlfriend.
On our first date, we attended an MLB (major league baseball) game near the town where my husband was enrolled in dental school. He and his family are huge MLB fans, and they go to games whenever they can. The date went very well, and although I didn’t quite understand the game, I had a blast with Mr. Handsome. When it was over, he asked me if I would like to be his girlfriend, and I said yes!
Mr. Handsome proposed in March 2015, which was 23 months after we started our “dating courtship,” and we tied the knot in June. For more on our relationship, take a look at my “How I Met My Husband” post.