At the end of July 2013, I received a new friend request on Facebook. It was from some guy I didn’t know but we had a few mutual friends in common. Still not knowing him I decided on not accepting his friend request. I am not one to add people on Facebook unless I absolutely know you. I just don’t feel like it is necessary to have thousands of friends on Facebook if you don’t know or talk to over half of them. I also don’t add people who went to my high school if they are over 3 -4 years younger than me because usually they just want to be nosey.
During the middle of October I was going through all my friend requests again. I would accept or deny them just to clean up my requests. I then come to that guy’s name again. I just sit there for a while and then I clicked on our mutual friends. They were all people I had met through college at SMSU and all of them were my close friends. I decided to take a gander and I found myself pressing accept to this friend request.
You and Travis are now friends on Facebook. I just stared at the notification for a while. After adding him I just had to Facebook creep on him for a while. Lets be honest, we’ve all done it before. I looked at his ‘about’ section and the few photos he had. He seemed like an okay guy. I soon forgot about my new Facebook friend. The only time I would think about him would be on the rare occasion of an updated status.
During the middle of November I received another notification. Someone had posted to my Facebook wall. I clicked on my notification and it said, “Travis has posted a link to your wall.” I was immediately confused so I go to my Facebook wall and check it out. He posted “You’re the girl I’m looking for” along with the link to the song “Just the Girl by Click Five”. Now I was really confused.
I listened to the song and remember giggling to myself. I didn’t even know this boy. A day later there were multiple likes and comments. My friend Hailea decided to comment back to Travis on my Facebook account and say “I guess you’ve found me.” Apparently he thought I was flirting back because the following day he messaged me on the Facebook chat by giving me his number and telling me to text him sometime.
Okay are you kidding me? I would never think about texting someone I didn’t know. I thought he was kind of weird. But then I became curious so the following night I texted him. We began to talk and quickly got to know one another. Later that week we hung out for the first time.
We watched a movie at my apartment. It was late so I was wearing sweat pants and a t-shirt. As soon as he arrived we had the awkward hello. He picked out a movie on Netflix and we watched it in my living room. He sat on one end of the couch and I sat on the other. Half way through the movie he got up to use the rest room. I didn’t think anything of it but he took forever and I began to wonder what he was doing. Finally he came out and then he sat down a little closer to me on the couch. Although, he was still at least a person and a half away from me. The movie ended and he went home. Leaving as an awkward goodbye. He texted me once he got home saying, “sorry I don’t kiss on the first date but I hope you had a nice time”. I told him that it was fine and I thought it was really respectable of him especially since we didn’t know each other yet all that well. Before I fell asleep that night I wonder if he would text me again. I mean, I was wearing sweats and dressed somewhat like a slob.
The following night he had his family Thanksgiving but left early because he wanted to take me on a date to the movies. He picked me up and we saw “Thor”. I felt bad that he left his family Thanksgiving but he said not to worry because they had had Thanksgiving all day. That night before I left, he asked for a kiss. I felt my face get a little rosy but I leaned over and we kissed. I won’t lie, I was happy. As I walked up all three flights of stairs I found myself to still be smiling.
Everything continued to move forward. We talked at night and hung out on the weekends. On December 17th 2013, he asked me to be his girlfriend. It had felt like I had known him forever. Obviously I said yes. We continue to grow and learn more about each other everyday. I hope to continue to grow with him and see what the future has in store for us. I hope one day he will be the one I say “I do” to in front of all our family and friends. All I know is that I am so thankful I accepted that friend request.