Jake and Emily. Day 4.

“I’m sorry I said he reminded me of my brother. ”

 
 
 

Jake

Tell us about today!

We went bouldering.  We went up to the Student Life Center at the U.  I absolutely love rock climbing! I think she liked it too (at least she said she wanted to go again).  She hadn't been in a long time. We probably spent more time talking then actually climbing. It was actually a really good climbing day for me.  I did three climbs that I hadn't been able to do before. I think Ezra Taft Benson once said, "And one good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: in her presence, do you rock climb better than you normally do?"  It was something along those lines... I think.

Also we have been texting tonight.  So we are going above and beyond the requirements of this whole Thirty Day Bae thing.  Yes, we are overachievers.

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

Emily did well at rock climbing today.  I learned that she likes trying new things and isn't afraid of a challenge.  

The more I get to know Emily, the more I realize that she is actually a hilarious person.  She likes to make gifts for people as opposed to buying them, which I totally support. She showed me one that she made for a coworker.  It was made of macaroni.

Also, I found out that she made a dating resume to apply to apply for Thirty Day Bae, which I also think is hilarious.

I think I may be starting to like Emily. Now I'm not sure if I just got lucky, or if Davi is a really good matchmaker, or if the very nature of commiting to someone increases the likelihood that you will start to like them, but that's what's happening, and if I'm honest it came as a little bit of a surprise. A pleasant surprise.

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

Seven. Good times. We joke around and have fun. All good things!

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

Eight.

How are you feeling about this experiment?

Still great. I'm very much interested to know the process that was used to pick couples. It may very well be a great idea to outsource (maybe not necessarily to the extreme in this experiment) dating decisions to people who you trust and have your best interest in mind.

My preconceived notions of what I like and want in a relationship are being challenged because I'm giving someone a chance that I might not have otherwise given a chance to. I'm sure I have ruled out many a great woman, simply because they didn't meet some arbitrary conditions in my head. This experiment is doing me a lot of good.

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

Six.


Other thoughts?

Too tired for more thoughts.



Emily

Tell us about today!

Like I said, yesterday was a tad heavy with all the real talk, so we needed to do something fun. Jake recently got into rock climbing. It's something I've been wanting to get into. So, we decided to get into it together and do some indoor climbing.

He was a great teacher and I had some proud moments on the wall. When I look at the videos, I realize how much of a rookie I am. BUT I felt like an X-Games champion at the time. I was pretty proud of myself for getting to the top a couple times.

I solicited A LOT of praise from Jake. Every 30 seconds I was like “Hey, did you see that?! I’m pretty awesome, right??” He humored me very well haha. It was a lot of fun to try out something new and I think we'll probably go a few more times. It could be fun to get into a new hobby over the next few weeks.

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

I kind of have a hunch he's one of those people who just ends up being good at anything he tries. Which is kind of annoying. But it was also kind of great seeing him being all athletic and manly so.. idk.

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

Nine. Don’t get too excited. If I rate a day above a seven, that doesn't mean I think we’ve achieved soulmate status. But it was just a good day. I felt more like myself and I had a lot of fun with him.

I’m taking one point off because we both brought up death a lot again. So much dark humor in this relationship. Wow.

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

Seven. So, today begins the start of "I wonder what his log is looking like, because I actually starting to feel a lot better." Time will tell, but I think we're going to have a good baeship.

How are you feeling about this experiment?

This friggin sucks. jk.

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

Seven.

Other thoughts?

I’m sorry I said he reminded me of my brother.