When you first started going out with your partner, when was it when you knew that they liked you? That moment when you just knew, without them saying it, that they had real feelings for you? A certain look they gave you? The way they kissed you?
For me, it was when my husband walked into the wall…!
Ok…ok…let me back it up a bit. Firstly, let me start by saying that I know without a doubt that my husband really loves me now as he gave me permission to tell this story which he is slightly embarrassed about but which I find very endearing and sweet. He is scoring huge points for this!
The whole story of how we met will have to be a post for another time but let’s just say that it was very fortuitous. If you believe in that kind of thing, which I do, then you’ll understand when I use the rather cliched and overused but still true term being ‘we were meant to be.‘ Me being me at the time, scared of commitment, scared of marriage, scared of it all actually, that phrase was always superseded with, ‘For whatever reason…we were meant to be,’ just to be clear that there were no expectations.
We had about 5 chance meetings which brought us together. One of these fortuitous meetings, ( I think it was the 3rd) we had been invited to the same place for dinner which in itself was just so random. After a lovely evening of chatting and getting to know each other better it was time to say goodbye. I don’t remember the details of what was said but what I do remember is saying goodbye and my husband turning around, expecting there to be open space but instead being rather surprised and not that amused to be confronted by a wall!
It was a perfectly timed slap stick type comedy moment. He was totally embarrassed but for me, in that moment, I knew. I knew that feeling of being so absorbed by the person you’re talking to and so completely in the moment of being with them that you forget where you are. That feeling like you’re the only 2 people suspended in a moment in time that you forget that the physical world, ie walls, still exists. So while he was totally embarrassed, I was totally touched that someone could feel that way for me. And I still get a fuzzy feeling inside and can’t help but smile a warm and longing smile when I think of that moment. That moment where I just knew.
How was it for you? When did you first know your partner liked you?