So, I'm still dating Nice Guy and he's the only person I'm dating. We've actually already had the "exclusive" conversation and both agreed that dating new strangers sucks and we like each other and want to see where it can go.
Three weeks ago we went on an amazing date. It started off with him bringing me flowers. I have never had a guy give me flowers before or after a date. Then we went to a really nice restaurant out on the beach. After that we were going to try to watch the sunset but it was cloudy so we decided to go back to his place to watch a movie.
The really nice thing about Nice Guy is that we never seem to run out of things to talk about. We have a lot of similarities, we both have kids (he has a son and daughter), we both like Harry Potter and action movies and we both like to go out and do fun stuff but also like to just sit at home and play board games and relax.
After watching the movie we had a talk about how neither one of us wanted to have sex yet. He started the conversation and I immediately felt 100% more relaxed because I was planning on saying the same thing! We want to get to know each other first, because it really is weird meeting someone on a dating website, we're strangers!
He asked me to stay the night but I felt weird because I had no pajamas or toothbrush and I desperately wanted to wash the makeup off my face! We drove back over to my place (he actually lives directly across the street from my neighborhood so it's a 2 minute drive!) and he stayed the night. We slept horribly! Neither one of us have slept in the same bed as anyone besides our kids in a long time. Luckily we both laughed about it.
Since that date he has met the girls and I've met his kids. We explained to the kids that we're just friends, of course, we're interested in more than that but it was important to both of us that the kids like each other and us. We don't want to confuse the kids right now (both our ex-spouses are in relationships that are children are confused by) but we really enjoy having fun together. So far we've all been to the beach to see the sunset, to a little festival on a small local farm and we took the girls to their first movie, The Jungle Book on Friday! His kids have been to the movies a lot but Annika and Annabel have never been and they LOVED it. I can see us going a lot now.
This coming weekend for Mother's Day he asked me what our plans were. I told him Mother's Day is not at all a good day for me. I had planned on taking the girls out to the beach for the day and that's it. He asked if he could come with us (his kids will be with their mom) and afterwards he wants to take us to lunch because I'm a great mother and I deserve to have someone take me out. I wanted to cry! I haven't been out for Mother's Day since my very first one, which was the last one my mom was alive for.
So far this guy is perfect. No red flags, no issues. Can't wait to see were it goes :)