We met up at historic steak and seafood restaurant Bond 45. E took my face in his hand and greeted me with a quick kiss.
“You look great,” he said as he sat down. I smiled, grateful for the good hair day that I was having thanks to a quick blowout at lunchtime.
Over a delicious dinner (skirt steak cooked to perfection), E and I talked about our shared appreciation for architectural history and “NYPD Blue,” and our fondness for the good music and fun to be experienced at weddings.
Upon mentioning that I’ll be attending a friend’s nuptials in Boston next month, E asked if he could be my plus one. If only I had been invited with a guest.
After dinner, while walking through Times Square, E kissed me. I could feel every part of me ignite at his touch and, for a moment, I literally forgot where I was. Heaven.
E treated us to one of the most entertaining Broadway shows I’ve ever seen, “Burn The Floor.”
The high-energy two-hour ballroom dance extravaganza features stunning choreography, fantastic music and couples that truly sizzle. Anya and Pasha of “So You Think You Can Dance” were among the show’s talented troupe, which also boasts dancers from as far away as Russia and Australia.
Next, we headed downtown to E’s office on Hudson Street, where we took in sweeping city views from the roof deck — and shared a few kisses in the moonlight.
Over drinks at a nearby Irish pub, E leaned forward and pulled at the ribbon on my top, clearly not realizing it was purely decorative.
“You need level 3 clearance for that kind of access,” I teased, “Right now, you’re only at level 1.”
“That’s okay,” he responded with a smile. “I have a lot of patience and I’m not going anywhere.”
Our last stop of the night was a tiny eatery designed like an old ship, where we shared a few appetizers and talked about favorite TV shows and portable gadgets.
Later, E walked me to a cab and pulled me into another knee-weakening, lingering kiss.
When it comes to second dates, it simply doesn’t get any better than this.