I thought my first date with Pari, which was four years ago now, went really well. But now that I look back at it all I really did was talk about myself. I know I should have talked about her more. I eventually realized that I was talking about myself non-stop and finally thought to ask her a question. The funny thing is that Pari was just so intrigued with me that she actually didn’t pay attention to half of what I was talking about, which I am glad for. I do, unfortunately, have a tendency to talk about my family history; but that did not seem to bother her at all, she really just likes me for who I am. I will also never forget that our waiter said to us, “you two aren’t together are you?” And Pari said, “so what if we are? Who cares?” I was shocked by what the waiter asked, because he was basically saying “what are you doing with this guy?" But Pari stood up for me as she always has ever since, and that’s why I love her. There are many other reasons too. We started to walk home that night and as we got closer to my house she took my hand, which I was certainly not expecting. When we got to my room she came up to me and gave me a long kiss, which I was also not expecting. And the rest was magic as it all still is.