Jake and Emily. Day 12.

“One fourth the way to being in love.”

 
 
 

Jake

Tell us about today!

Well the plan was to cook foil dinners over the fire in my backyard, but when Emily came over we both realized that we were starving and the idea of cutting up vegetables, starting a fire, waiting for the coals, and then painstakingly waiting for the food to cook was all a little unbearable So, we went to Del Taco and bought 9 tacos for three and a half bucks. (If you don't know about Del Taco taco Tuesday, now is the time. It's changed my life.)

Then, we just hung out and started going through the NY Times 36 questions that lead to love. We were making reasonable progress, and Emily was about to give me a 4 minute rundown of her entire life, when all my roommates came home. So, we just talked with them for the rest of the evening. If I understand correctly, according to The NY Times, we should be about one fourth the way to being in love.

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

I learned that Emily sang to her co-worker today.

I learned more about Emily's childhood today.

I learned that, when push comes to shove, neither of us are patient enough to wait for two hours for a good meal.  Cheap tacos are sufficient.

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

Seven. Today was kind of a crazy day for me.  It was good to just hang out and relax for the evening.

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

Seven. Some days feel great. Some days feel good.  I think today was a solid good.

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

Seven.


Other thoughts?

I quit my job today, so that was exciting.





Emily

Tell us about today!

We seemed to be experiencing similar levels of hangry-ness after work, so we hit up Taco Tuesday. “Del Taco: Quantity over quality since 1964.”

I’ll admit those value tacos really hit the spot tonight. While we were eating, I asked him what his teenage self would think of his current self. Lo and behold he wrote a time capsule note to himself when he was 16! One of his church leaders recently sent it to him and I got to take a look. It was brief. Like maybe 30 words total. But very accurate about his education, job, etc. I think the only key detail that was missing was 30 Day Bae. 16-year-old Jake was some kind of oracle.

We hung out in his living room for a bit and started on Jordan's homework for us: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love.

We were about 1/8th of the way towards falling in love when his roommates came in. They’re an awesome bunch, so it was fun to chat with them for a bit. His roommate Ben served us ice-cream on bended knee and it was pretty great.

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

He can be a bit of a prankster. Not much of a travel enthusiast.

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

Seven.

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

Five. I'm starting to wonder if we're all interpreting this question in the same way. I’m not sure I’ve consistently been looking at it in the same way, but right now I’m taking it as "how optimistic are you that this is going to last past the experiment?"

I generally feel very positive about the time I'm spending with him (8-9).
I’m uncertain about what the long-term looks like (5).

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

Eight.