Me and the boy

Inspired by Amber’s post!

What are your middle names?
Neither of us have one!

How long have you been together?
Since December 2005.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Technically, we’ve known (of) each other since we were about 10. Probably the first time we ever talked to each other was when I was sent to “time out” and he was there too.

Who asked whom out?
He asked me out.

How old are each of you?
Both 21. I’m three months older.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
His. I have one younger brother, he has two younger brothers, an older brother and older sister. One of his little brothers comes over every Sunday to watch wrestling.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Money. And lately, the whole life direction dilemma. He’s good at a whole range of things – he’s a great cook, he’s good with his hands and practical things, he is quick to grasp new concepts, and explain how things work, he’s good at trades work and was a great sports coach. But he still doesn’t know what he wants to do career wise.

Did you go to the same school?
Sure did – went to the same primary school for two years, to separate intermediates, and then the same high school.

Are you from the same home town?
Yeah… I’ve been in Auckland since I was eight, and he’s lived here his whole life.

Who is smarter?
Academically I’m the better performer. But we’re both smart in different ways. He’s much more practical and logical. I have more of a flair for writing and creative ventures. He knows a lot about everything – has a good general knowledge, but doesn’t care for current affairs and news (that’s more my area). Honestly, I think he’s more intelligent and has the more useful smarts.

Who is the most sensitive?


Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Hmm. Probably Chinese, to be honest, even though I’m not a massive fan. But he never gets sick of sweet and sour pork.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Up north to Whatuwhiwhi – that was about five hours. We’re looking forward to travelling overseas together, though.

Who has the craziest exes?
Oh, that’s a tough one….I don’t actually know any of his exes, and I only have a couple. One of mine was pretty unstable, though.

Who has the worst temper?
We can both get pretty stormy. But he gets over it quite quickly and is always first to apologise. I’m probably more dramatic when I’m angry, but when he’s REALLY riled up he puts on a real show.

Who does the cooking?
He is by far the superior cook. I used to do the majority of the cooking, but now I get home later than him, and he usually has dinner ready for me by then.

Who is the neat-freak?
Definitely me. I do not understand why he leaves towels lying around, and how to train him out of the habit! That aside, I think we’re both fairly laid back, but like to keep things tidy. I don’t leave dishes lying around more than a day and like to keep the floors unsticky and the bathroom clean.

Who is more stubborn?

Who hogs the bed?

Me, apparently.

Who wakes up earlier?
NOT me. He’ll literally be awake hours before me and lie in bed next to me or watch TV. I really need to get him into reading or some other hobby so he can use that time more productively.

Where was your first date?
I couldn’t honestly tell you. We hung out so many times before officially dating. The first time we met up after that party where we connected though, I think, was one night late after work. I’d just finished up at Eden Park (I was working events with a catering company and there was a game on) and bussed to Blockhouse Bay. He met me at the bus stop in jandals and socks and walked me the rest of the way home to New Lynn.

Who is more jealous?
Hmm, we’re both pretty level headed. I’m probably more likely to get angry, though.

How long did it take to get serious?
A few months, I guess. It was a little difficult as we only had about three months together before he left for the army. We moved in together at 18 when we’d been together about a year which was too soon IMO, but it worked out okay. 

Who eats more?
We both have huge appetites. But his varies wildly – sometimes he’ll eat and eat and eat, and other times he literally won’t eat a thing all day until dinner. Mine’s pretty constant.

Who does the laundry?

Who’s better with the computer?
Me, unless you’re talking troubleshooting 🙂

Who drives when you are together?
Definitely him – he’s a far better driver and has his full licence now. I can’t even drive our car, really – it’s one of my goals for the rest of the year!

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