As a 26yo female in a big city, I've found myself feeling a bit jaded when it comes to dating - what with all the apps and people all talking to lots of other people at the same time. I've come to expect dating to generally suck, and that's why I was completely blown away when the person I've been seeing most recently gave me a gift to commemorate 1 month since our first date. He gave me a stuffed animal penguin with an added DIY touch of a ribbon tie with punny pins attached. What completely blew me away was the thought that went into it. Here's why:
- He chose a penguin because on our first date we played a board game where all the pieces were penguins (I obliterated him.... twice)
- He was out doing other things when he saw the punny pins and picked them up because he thought I'd like them (it means a lot to me that I was on his mind) - AND, puns have been a big part of our conversations ever since we first started talking
- One of the punny pins has a picture of a shark. The shark is meaningful because we've had a "fishy" theme ever since we started talking. Think...jokes about megalodons plus sushi.
I can't even begin to describe how happy and overwhelmed and surprised I was when he gave me the penguin. It's probably the most unexpected and perfect gift I've ever gotten romantically, and I'm so glad that our 1-month ended up being so special. ***swoon***