"I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might find someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together." Lisa Kleypas.
He was driving to her house to pick her up for their third date. The day was warm and sunny, but not too hot. It wasn't full on summer yet. He was excited because she was so down to earth when he met her, which surprised him given the type of profession she is in. She was petite with brunette hair, red and gold highlights running through it, and chocolate brown eyes. She was keenly intelligent with a sharp wit, but she had a warmth about her. On the last two dates, they had stimulating conversation, but she never felt the need to compete with him and seemed content to just be with him. He was pleasantly surprised, during their dinner, when she told him that she really did not understand women that got offended when a man opened a door for a woman. She explained that she was Southern woman and believed that women should appreciate a gentleman. She also believed in continuing to try to improve herself by reading, traveling, and enjoying life. She had a little bit of a playful, mischievous, and, sometimes, naughty side to her that she was slowly showing him as time when on.
When he asked her what she was looking for in a significant other, she explained that she is attracted to men that were professional, confident, have strong leadership qualities, but also have an ability to be flexible and enjoy life. She was particularly attracted to intelligent men with a sense of humor. She was encouraged by men that ask her for a date rather than emailing back and forth twenty times. She enjoyed being with a man that knows what he wants in life, but likes to watch football on a Saturday afternoon, go for a hike, or get all dressed up and go the Fox to enjoy a night of entertainment.
He was looking forward to their third date. He suggested a hike and she readily accepted. She was open to trying new things and enjoyed physical activity. She explained that she worked out five to six times per week. He laughed with her when she told the story of how muddy she got when she completed a mud run. He was impressed that she was training for another one. As he slowly walked up to her front door, he noticed a note taped to it and a water gun laying on the ground. The water gun was somewhat small and contained warm water. He bent down and retrieved the note. It read:
"You were under attack the minute you stepped from your vehicle. We'll go for a hike if you can catch me."
Does he get offended that she was going to attack him with a water gun? Or does he laugh, pick up the water gun, and have a fun afternoon getting wet and then hiking?