It was perfect. He was perfect. We were perfect.
Suddenly, life felt so surreal.
I thought whirlwind romances were a fantasy to be found only in the movies & those cheesy romance novels my mother always read. The mere idea that Prince Charming would show up, sweep me off my feet & then shower me with tons of affection & lavish gifts seemed so unrealistic. And yet, it took only a matter of weeks before I had fallen hopelessly for my prince. I became the doting girlfriend to one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the city & it felt amazing.
I knew he was the one; I could feel it during our very first date.
I was used to the the attention & flirtations I got from men that frequented the rundown bar I’d worked at almost every night for a year, especially after they had downed a few drinks. I giggled then brushed Glenn off as just another lonely pub patron.
Excuse me? Miss? I’m sorry I didn’t catch your name.
My name? It’s Dinah.
Glenn. Look, I have to be at work early so I’m going to go but I didn’t want to leave without giving you my number. Even if you never use it, I at least want to know I tried.
So you were serious?
You seem surprised.
Glenn Abbott was more handsome & charming than anyone I had ever met. From the instant he walked into that shitty little pub, I was attracted to him. He exuded confidence with his every word & every gesture. His voice was deep & as smooth as the finest silk, not that I knew much about such things back then.
Is there anything else I can get for you, sir?
No, thank you.
Just let me know if..
Actually, I do have a question. What is the name of your favorite restaurant in the city?
Oh, there are so many great places here. Are you new to Bridgeport?
No, I was just wondering where I’d be taking you on our first date.