Not only did I get on that wall, but somehow (I have no idea how), I made it all the way up the thing to the very top. It may have taken me 5 minutes to do so where it took him about 90 seconds, but he was encouraging and supportive of me the entire way. I felt so good about myself and it was such a thrill when I made it up. I’ll be honest -- inside I really wanted to cry (that would have been weird though, I realize). But that’s how I felt. The idea of reaching higher than you though you could is powerful, and it felt like the perfect symbol for what I’ve been going through in my dating life. I never imagined a first date could go like this, and I really felt happy and proud of myself, while at the same time a little thrilled over my chemistry with Kevin. Just FYI: he has really great hair.
This is uncharted territory for me, that mix of feelings: being sure of myself professionally, proud of myself personally, and hopeful for myself in relationships. I don’t know the last time all of these things were aligned at the same time. From the date with Scott to the sessions at iVillage and the jagged rock wall, I’m finally feeling like I can do this, and that maybe there is hope for a workaholic matchmaker who has never really felt comfortable in her own skin. I am understanding at a deeper level now what my clients feel on those dates that go really well. Which means I’m beginning to see that I don’t have to live through their happiness. I’m beginning to see that my own might be in reach.
I absolutely LOVE the way you are willing to show the world that growth is necessary no matter how much expertise one has on a subject! I am tuned in weekly waiting to find out what will happen in your life! I felt the shatter of spirit as Lewis began to interrogate your reasoning. I wanted to fight back when Tina attacked your person. I pull my Maltese closer at the end of the day knowing that dogs really are our BFF! I am learning and growing with you. Bravo made the right choice when they picked YOU!
All my love,
I have to admit, it wasn't until this epi that I became a fan of yours...I can't put my finger on it, but for the most part, I agree with the other comment that your facade has to do with insecurities. You weren't coming across very sincere...and really, you weren't a very likeable "character" to me...UNTIL you kinda lightened up on the date with Scott and then later with the curly dude. You were actually giddy at the gym, and it was nice to see you lose the prim-ish pretense you seem to carry with you.
So far, so good with Kevin! With Lewis, all you could think about was how cute he was. With Kevin, you're talking about how he makes you feel.
Amy it made me happy to see your date on this episode. I felt like this was the real you. You seemed cool and fun to be with, and I thought your compliments to Kevin sounded kind and sincere - not at all over the top. I actually thought the rock-climbing date was a good idea: he knew you both were into fitness, and he planned a date that would allow you to focus more, at least initially, on the activity rather than first-date jitters. In the end I think it allowed you to be yourself, which he clearly liked!
And I think he is cute - like you said, what a body! Definitely got even cuter the more he revealed his warm personality!
i think you're beautiful and intelligent. you come off as overly confident, and i would probably find you intimidating if i met you. i think that's a cover for your own insecurities. maybe if i, as a woman, sense that about you...that's why you have troubling connecting in relationships with men. it's great that you met kevin at the gym, and he sees the real you, the you that's just there to get centered. perhaps that's why you were able to just be yourself with him, instead of putting on an act. btw, i thought that guy lewis was super hot and definitely f-able, and it was commendable that he appeared to be a gentleman and you didn't bring him up to your place after the salsa date. i thought he was a complete prick and cruel when he lambasted you over burgers on your third date. if he found your nagging off-putting, then he should have talked to you about it honestly and moved on. that's what you did at the salsa date. yes, you were too demanding, but at least you were honest. he was a real creep and cruel. you're better off without that jerk. you seem to be near 40 to me; don't go out with young guys anymore. you're pretty enough to attract them, but not young enough to keep them. look what happened with demi and ashton right? are you going out with scott again? (the one you went apple picking with.) you two had fun together!! you rock amy and i like you a lot girl.