So imagine my surprise on our first date when I was informed that there will be a friend coming along? A friend coming along with us on our first date I thought, what for?
The definition of Chaperone according to Merriam Webster is as follows;
1 – a person (as a matron) who for propriety accompanies one or more young unmarried women in public or in mixed company
2 – an older person who accompanies young people at a social gathering to ensure proper behavior; broadly: one delegated to ensure proper behavior
He informed me that his very good friend will be coming along with us to the cinema on our very first date! Up until then, all our conversations were on the phone.
This took me by surprise in a nice way. Especially when you consider yourself to have seen and done it all. I thought about it and I kind of started liking this new man I’m about to know better.
I was also willing to do something new, something other than what I had been doing before, which certainly was not working for me.
Off we went on our very first date with our chaperone. I felt protected that someone genuinely cared about their actions and conduct.
This was to set the tone of the character and the type of person he is.
Chaper-what? At my age in my 30’s and finally doing things the right way. I’ve heard stories about the olden days’ courtship with a chaperone. I use to think “that is so ancient”.
Well, who is ancient now? Me, lol.
For the first time in my life, I experienced the joy of courting/dating without the added pressure of brothers behaving badly and no hands all over me! Plz….
You may be wondering what kind of people I was rolling with? Yeah here is a shocker for you, Christians.
I know it may not sound cool anymore to still have chaperones in attendance when you hang out with each other. You may think that you won’t be tempted and you end up doing something you will end up regretting, hence ruining a good relationship before it started.
We must be careful not to give the wrong impression to others and avoid all appearances of evil.
Just because you have been around and seen it all doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be open-minded to a new way of doing things. Don’t be stuck in the mud and not accept changes, life is too short doing it your own way.
The lesson here is to do things the godly way and be open to trying something new that you have never tried before. You just never know what you are missing out on.
What was your experience on your first date and what new things have you tried that took you by surprise, nicely!