Dating Diaries: I Got Myself A Boyfriend!!!- Tina’s story

I never thought it would happen ever again; I thought I was destined for spinsterhood, and to be honest with you, I had already made my peace with it. But as the old saying goes, good things happen when you least expect them – and oh boy! Was this goooooood?!

I had decided that I was no longer cut out for dating after the last terrible date I had, where, the guy tried to smooch me, right there in the public, as though I was a whore but then the unexpected happened. I was running late to work, sans make-up and dripping in sweat given the hectic pace I had set for myself.  Anyway, it was to be my work out that morning, since, I had not woken up early enough to hit the gym. As I was walking, I swung my handbag too hard and its contents spilled everywhere and as I knelt down to pack my things,  my knee was pumping blood. Passers-by stopped to help, but I was cringing so much, I couldn’t make eye contact with them.

Just as I built up the courage to stand up I felt someone grab my bag. I couldn’t believe that someone would actually try and steal my stuff while I was in this vulnerable state. But then, this is Lagos, anything is possible, especially as the yuletide season is just around the corner. So, naturally I made a swing for the ‘ole’ with my free hand. I was not going down without a fight. Big mistake. It turned out to be an absolute ride of a guy doing the gentlemanly thing and picking up my bag for me.

“I’m so, so, so, so sorry, I… I thought you were trying to… oh, I’m so embarrassed!” I said to him and he just started laughing, like hysterically laughing. What was so funny? Did I have something on my face? Is he laughing at what an embarrassment of a human being I was?

“You’re alright. I’m not really into stealing distressed women’s bags,” he laughed. “Do you want to go grab a cup of coffee to calm you down?” Naturally, I agreed and we locked in a time for later that day. Work beckons.

When we parted ways he leaned in for a sneaky kiss; it was AMAZING and totally unexpected.

We spent about four hours in Bungalows and we got on so well, it was like we knew each other for years. He is the full package; nice, hot, successful, great body and funny. I literally hit the jackpot with this one, and it’s all thanks to my clumsy ways.

He took my phone and put in his number and told me to give him a text if I wanted to meet up again. So obviously, I stalked him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter when I got home and waited an appropriate amount of time to text him; four hours FYI.

We met up the next day and the next and the next, until four days after we met, he said “I know it’s soon but, um, you know, do you wanna, er…” he trailed off. I cringed a bit at his awkward proposal, but without any hesitation I agreed to be his girlfriend.

And there it is; I am no longer destined for spinsterhood. Hurrah! There is still a chance for this old clumsy single babe.

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