Brian and Sarah. Day 5.

“It's been a relief to be on the same page.”

 
 
 
 
 

Brian

Tell us about today!

Tonight we went to a "Smash Room" in American Fork. It's a room where we smash glass bottles and and TV's with baseball bats and sledge hammers.


What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that she has a pretty solid baseball swing and does not like spicy food! I'm wracking my brain for something new that I learned about myself, but I can't think of anything at the moment.


On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Seven. It was fun to spend time with her tonight, it was a pretty short night, we did our "Smash Room" and then grabbed a quick dinner. I leave out of town for a few days tomorrow, so we are meeting up in the morning for a quick breakfast.


On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Eight. I still feel that it is pretty strong. We get along great and conversation runs smooth. Still don't think it's romantic per say, but I enjoy my time with her and I think she had a fun time tonight!


How are you feeling about this experiment? 
I'm feeling good about it! As mentioned yesterday, it's been a relief to be on the same page as to what our goals are for this experiment.


On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Seven.

Other thoughts?

I'm curious how our relationship is going to grow while I'm gone. We've seen each other every day for the last 5 days. So it'll be interesting to just communicate via texting and our FaceTime conversations. I'll see her tomorrow for breakfast and then I'll see her Sunday night when I get back.



Sarah

Tell us about today!

Today we met up for one of our dates. Brian surprised me with a super fun date that he planned after we talked about how we were anxious on Sunday. We went to Phat Axe in American Fork and they have this room full of bottles and old electronics that you can just straight up destroy. We had crow bars, baseball bats, axes, and sledge hammers to use on empty glass bottles, an old computer monitor, and a computer. It was so fun! I’ve never done anything like before.

We got to put on these white zip up body suits (looked like painter outfits) and wear these protective helmets with a mask to protect us from any flying glass or parts.

We threw bottles in the air to each other to hit with the baseball bats. Brian was way better at hitting them than I was, I missed once...or twice... By the end of it you couldn’t even tell we started with a computer.

Afterwards we went to dinner at CupBob and ate and talked. I didn’t feel as talkative today as before so the conversation wasn’t like how it usually was, but it was good. We talked about our families and some of our siblings who are going through some similar experiences.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

He is athletic and could probably play any sport well. I don’t think he missed any of the bottles I threw at him to hit with the baseball bat.


I learned that I’m clumsier than I care to admit haha.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Seven. I rated it a little lower today just because I was pretty tired and drained so I felt a little removed.


On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Eight. We both have such positive outlooks on what we can learn from this experiment. Even though I didn’t feel as talkative I still had a great time. Brian didn’t make me feel bad for being a little off today.

How are you feeling about this experiment? 
Still positive. We talked today about how the time commitment is harder than we both realized when trying to hang out every day. We’ve both gotten comfortable doing our own thing and are adjusting to having another person in the picture.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Seven.