When I was single, the most frustrating movie in the world to watch was He's Just Not That Into You because according to it, none of the guys that I thought were even the slightest bit into me were at all.
The day that Joe and I sat next to each other at institute, he got my number (he'll tell you I forced it on him) and later I sent him a friend request on Facebook. After he accepted my request, we started talking on Facebook chat, and had a lot of fun. The only three things I can remember us talking about were hair gel (I don't even remember what made hair gel so great to talk about), how much we like to people watch and The Five Love Languages quiz. Clue #1 that Joe was into me, he took the quiz when I joked that he should, no questions asked, and we spent a while discussing how convenient it was that our love languages were so similar. While I was at work the next day, I got a random text from this boy that I was falling for, telling me that he was currently people watching at the Gateway Mall and that I should be jealous. I couldn't help but think, 'This one might actually be into me!'
I invited Joe over to watch scary movies with a bunch of my friends that weekend, the perfect opportunity to flirt with and snuggle up to my new love interest right? Joe and his friends were the last to arrive and the couch was almost full, but I offered him the seat next to me. Without even looking at me, he said, "We'll be ok on the floor." ...... alright, so maybe the guy isn't as into me as I thought? I spent the night squished between two of my best guy friends, screaming in fright and accepting the fact that I was going to fail once again at the dating game.
We all decided to watch a happy movie after being scared out of our minds mostly because I'm a wimp. Joe and I text each other through pretty much the entire movie, (yep we were those people) and for pretty much the entire night until I fell asleep. I started to feel like maybe there was a chance after all, but I wasn't going to get my hopes up!
Luckily, Joe wasn't the type to play games and I didn't have to wait long to find out how he felt about me. That Sunday he made a point to come to a young single adult activity that I invited him to and by the end of that night, I had no doubts that he was into me. We laughed and chatted the entire time, and continued to text each other until I went to bed.
The night we watched scary movies, Joe had gotten a phone call asking him to speak as a returned missionary in my ward a few weeks later. While we were texting two nights later, after the YSA activity, Joe got really bold and told me that maybe I "should start dating guys in other wards... who speak in your ward." I didn't know how to respond, and then he told me that he'd really like to get to know me better one on one. I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I wanted to hang out and go on dates with him and I was definitely interested in him, but I was used to playing the game and having to figure out how guys felt about me. This guy was different though, I knew exactly how he felt and his intentions toward me before we even went on our first date.