Jake and Emily. Day 9.

“I think I like this guy.”

 
 
 

Jake

Tell us about today!

We went on a little hike this morning. The leaves are turning colors and we got a great view of the city up on the hill. On top of that the weather was great!

Afterwards she came over. My roommate wanted to make waffles. So we did that.

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

Emily drove today.  I must have been out of it, because twice I tried to get in the wrong car. She drives a Black Volkswagen Tiguan, not a minivan. Yep, now I know what she drives.

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

Seven. Nothing particularly exceptional happened, but still fun to hang out!

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

Eight. I may have already said this, but this is actually starting to feel like a real relationship. Depending on how things go the next few weeks, I could see us continuing to date after this.

How are you feeling about this experiment?

Good. No complaints at this point :)

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

Seven.


Other thoughts?

🎅🏿



Emily

Tell us about today!

We took a small hike along the Bonneville Shoreline trail. This morning was ideal for a hike. It was about 60 and the leaves were beautiful, and the air was relatively clear for Salt Lake so we got a nice view of the city. We just really soaked it up because #WinterisComing

After the hike, we went back to his place and made waffles with his roommates. We have separate stuff to do with our families today, so I didn't stay super long, but it was a nice start to the day!

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

I learned I should wear better shoes while hiking. I *think* he learned that I don’t drive a minivan.

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

Seven. It was pretty good! Nothing too great, nothing bad. Just kind of neutral.

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

Seven.

So I kind of like this guy, but I’m still adjusting to being in total commitment mode. The week started off strong after our great coaching session, but I’m starting to get in my head more. I’m also realizing when I don’t know how the other person is feeling it affects how positively I see a relationship. 

https://byuiscroll.org/author-advises-how-to-avoid-falling-in-love-with-a-jerk/ 

This is a theory on relationships I heard a while ago. If it’s true, then it would make total sense why I’m feeling off balance. Some of the steps of how healthy relationships usually progress have been reversed. That doesn’t mean our relationship is doomed, but we probably just need to spend extra time getting to really know one another

How are you feeling about this experiment?

Overall things are good and I'm glad I'm with JBae. Just A LOT of adjusting and questions.

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

Seven.