Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What's Your Answer Wednesday: The Romantic One

First, let me say, thank you for your suggestions to help my knees with running. I'm going to stretch before I run next time, AND I purchased some actual running shoes. Hopefully that will help.

Now, on to the fun!

1. What is your idea of a perfect date?

2. Do you prefer traditional gifts (ie jewelry, chocolate, flowers) from your significant other, or do you want more contemporary gifts (and give examples)?

3. Are you friends with any of your ex-boyfriends/girlfriends?

4. What has been your longest AND shortest relationship?

My answers:

1. Probably a couple of years ago I would have said an elaborate date, but now it's just pizza, sitting out with a blanket on the swing, and then coming inside to cuddle and watch a movie.

2. Traditional -- Jewelry and chocolate are usually my route!

3. Yes, one. He married one of my best friends. =)

4. Longest would be with Superman -- over 5 years (almost four married), and, shortest...I had several month-long relationships in college.

Now it's your turn!

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Growin' with it! said...

1. perfect date? w/ our boys in school during the day my hubby and i sometimes take time for lunch out. i don't always love going out at night, so this is a sweet time for me to enjoy just him.
2. my hubby knows that a gift card to buy clothes goes over way better than any card, flowers or chocolate!
3. a guy that i was almost engaged to just found me on facebook, so we've caught up. it is great to see how life turned out for him and then to go smooch my own hubby and smile!
4. brain fog at the moment on this one. 2 years for the longest i think?

Sara@i.Sass said...

1)Perfect PERFECT date would be flying tour of a Hawaiain island, followed by a picnic lunch on the beach under a cabana, a nap on a hammock,happy hour at the tiki hunt bar with a game of cribbage, dinner on the beach folowed by some dancing under the stars. THAT THAT is my perfect date. In reality mines alot like yours dinner I don't have to plan or cook and a good movie, snuggled up on the couch and children asleep in their beds.
2)Never thought about it till hubby gave me flowers when I NEEDED it most. I enjoy gifts, whatever they are if you thought of me and that's what you found I will treasure it.
3)nope. none. I would have liked to stayed friends with my first but then he went and married a look-a like of me and her name is Kara. So that pretty much ended any friendship.
4) 7 1/2 years with John. Then he married Kara. Rob and I have been together going on 9 years (in Oct) and my shortest was one date. I'd been friends with this person for years, we tried dating and it was just weird...we are still friends.
I'm a committed person, And loyal if I sense any straying I drop em like a dirty rag!

misti said...

1- My FAVE dates are when we're in Destin :) Dinner, chill on the beach, and then movie on the couch with a bottle of wine!

2- Any gift is great...haha, I'm spoiled! Sometimes he shows up with flowers and a shopping spree, sometimes he gets me trips places, or a movie I've ben wanting...

3- Don't really keep up with them, but we are "friendly" to each other

4- Comin' up on 5 years with Alan. Shortest was about 2 months.

septembermom said...

1. Perfect date - a play or a movie and a nice dinner
2. Love gift cards, books, flowers
3. Who knows where they are?
4. My husband and I dated for 7 years before getting married. The shortest probably was 2 weeks.

Brooke said...

1. a chilidog picnic in the national park

2. i like things that show he's thinking about me, but i loved the circle diamond necklace he got me the first year we were together. :)

3. nope, on friendly terms with one,but he's got twin babies so i don't hear from him often.

4. longest would be Mr. Right (we met 2 1/2 years ago). shortest would be a month (my bf prior to mr. right)

sara said...

1. anywhere we can be alone to talk. Friday morning breakfasts are perfect for us right now!

2. gift card for a massage!!!

3. No. One guy tracked me down once and called, but it was very weird.

4. hubby..25 years in July!!! Shortest...2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

1. Just going somewhere quiet where we can actually talk.

2. Contemporary I guess. Flowers die, I don't wear a lot of jewelry, and chocolate makes me fat. Truthfully a dishwasher is the best gift he ever gave me. :)

3. I am friends (on Facebook anyway) with 3 of my ex's, but I don't talk or email to any of them.

4. Longest: with Hubs, 7 years (6.24 married). Shortest, about a week. :)

Anonymous said...

That was supposed to be 6.25, as in 6 1/4. I'm tired. :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

1. Perfect date - sad to say, we go on so few that I am not picky - anything will do! Dinner, a movie. I actually love to get take-out and rent a movie, and just spend time at home. That is a perfect night for me.

2. I don't get a ton of flowers, and I'm ok with that. He has given me some nice jewelry, too, but I don't know that it is necessarily my favorite kind of gift. Now, if he showed up with a Nikon D60 or a baby grand....woohoo. Oh, and once he gave me a microwave, which I was SO excited about. :)

3. I am facebook friends with one of them, but it never was super serious.

4. Shortest - about 6 weeks I think. Longest - my hubby - been together 8 1/2 years!

Martin Willoughby said...

1. Something quiet, that we can talk about for ages after.

2. Anything given from the heart is fine.

3. No. I've lost touch with her.

4. Longest: my (now defunct) marriage, shortest: two weeks.

Ginger said...

Choco and jewelry WFM too! Careful running... yay, new shoes!

Anonymous said...

i love this...although i didn't participate in Linda's this week...i'll just bounce around week to week!

1.a nice dinner out with hubby at our favorite stir-fry restaurant. then a walk along the river-walk, where he purposed.
2.i'm a traditional kinda gal. i got perfume for Mother's Day and that is just perfect for me. and chocoalte flies well with me anytime!
3. nope-however i still have many ties to my high school fling, we are bound to run into one another one of these days!
4.longest relationship has been with my hubby...5 1/2 years married, together for a total of 13!!! wow! shortest...probably a week in middle school or something.

StephieAnne said...

1. Perfect date - 48 hours away with John- a mountain retreat, maybe some horseback riding......

2. I'm all about the experiences, so John knows that gift cards are huge for me - particularly those aimed at indulgences like "spa days"

3. No contact with any of the most significant former relationships....

4. One day was the shortest (he asked to be in a relationship that night - and I broke it off the next morning) - and 13 years with my hubby is the longest.