Alicia and Brice. Day 1.

“We’ve been in staff meetings together before.”

 

Alicia

1. Tell us about your day!

This morning I set my alarm for 9am and my body woke me up at 6:15am!! So ridiculously early, thank you body. Especially since the date was at 7pm, so I had to wait all day. Today was a mixture of emotions, mostly anxious excitement. I had to keep reminding myself that I've done dates before and I've met people before, so I can do this! A worry I had was wondering if he would like me, but that is the benefit of Thirty Day Bae is that we have to learn to like each other. Another random thought I had was about ice cream and that sometimes when you eat a lot of ice cream your tongue gets cold, but I learned that custard has a lower freezing point so when you eat that your tongue doesn't freeze and you can taste the flavor better (there's your random fact of the day.) Then I was thinking about Wisconsin, because custard, and thinking what if he were also from Wisconsin, wouldn't that be crazy? Okay, I'm done with my random thoughts because this could go on forever! After what felt like two days, it was finally time for the date. I got there almost twenty minutes early, so I just sat and tried to distract myself until 6:57 when I got a phone number to call to meet my bae.

 

2. Tell us about your bae. What was your first impression? 

My first impression was "thank goodness he isn't a past client," which was closely followed with thinking that he seemed like a nice person. We started talking and quickly found out we both work at BYU and have actually worked together. Well, by working together, we attended the same meeting once a week in Winter semester for about 15 minutes and he sat across the room from me. One time he wore a sweatshirt that said "Ubuntu," which is an African term that I had briefly written about in my dissertation. The day he wore that, I thought how I need to talk to that guy sometime and also thought he was pretty cute as well. I never would have guessed that we would end up dating for thirty days! Then about ten minutes later I found out he is from Wisconsin. WHAAAT?! Also, we are both getting a PhD. Crazy coincidences. We talked for a while about what we are up to right now in our lives.

Then as we were walking, a woman asked us for money and then asked if we had a car, because she wanted to go to 7/11, to which I responded we would walk with her. I didn't really know what I was getting us into. This woman walked slow and liked to stop at each shop and ask what the shop was and if we had been there. It was a long walk. I am glad we took that walk though, because I saw that Brice was patient and it was definitely an experience to share together. It was an enjoyable first date and I am really excited for this month with Brice.

 

3. Would you have gone out with your bae on another date if you had met before TDB?

After being brought together walking five blocks at a snail pace, yes I would have gone out on another date. This is where my anxiety would usually come in worrying about if there would be another date, what to say in the post date text, and on and on. Thank you Thirty Day Bae for letting me set my anxiety aside and focus on being present.

 

4. Scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry?

I think 6.5, maybe 7. Let's go with 6.75. Compromising already!

 

5. Emoji to describe the day?

😁

 

Brice

1. Tell us about your day!

Well, it all started when I woke up at 7 AM this morning. I had taken NyQuil the night before, so I imagined myself sleeping in later than that, but I woke up nervous for the day. Fast forward met the other guy baes fast forward cleaned my car fast forward went for a run fast forward went on my first date with bae! #theend

Oh. You didn’t want to skip that date part? Ok, rewind. We met at Rockwell ice cream in Provo. Got some ice cream and walked around downtown Provo getting to know each other. Made a friend with a special lady and walked her down to 7-11. Then we ended the night talking about our plans for TDB.

2. Tell us about your bae. What was your first impression?

There were some people from my ward at Rockwell, so my first impression was a little distracted. But! It turns out we kinda know each other. Alicia and I work at BYU. She’s an intern at the counseling center, and she helped consult with my department. So we’ve been in staff meetings together before. #smallworld

It turns out we’re both from Wisconsin! #evensmallerworld We’re also both working on PhDs, AND we both play Pokémon GO. Still. Lots in common!

3. Would you have gone out with your bae on another date if you had met before TDB?

Hard to say... we had a lot of fun and we have a lot in common. So I think I would have been down for a second date. Would I have committed to being baes for thirty days after the first date? Umm... that’s a good way of scaring people off.

4. Scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry?

7

5. Emoji to describe the day?

😬