Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Date Someone Who Walks You Home

Date someone who walks you home. Someone who doesn’t mind taking the long route, the detour, the extra hour from the comfort of home. Someone who feels better if he knows that you’re safe and sound, before he kisses you goodnight and starts his other journey alone.

Date someone who walks you home. Who doesn’t do it when it’s convenient for him to do so, but who does it even though he needs to travel one hour and fifteen minutes back to his own place without the comfort of a car. Someone who does it, because he cares.

Date someone who walks you home. Someone who knows you are old enough to take care of yourself and to go back by your own, only to say no everytime you suggest he doesn’t need to send you home tonight. Date someone who sends you home not because he tries to be a gentleman, or has to become one, but because he wants to.


I remember him insisting on walking me home when we were in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was the very first time we decided to meet in real life after talking online for some time. In December 2012, he flew over to Kaohsiung and met me for the first time, just for a week. When we ended our dates at night, he would insist on sending me right to my door, even though he was in a foreign land, had no idea how to get back to his hotel & could not speak a word of mandarin. I remember the first night when he sent me home, I wanted to explain to him how to walk to the nearest subway station but he wouldn't let me walk him there. It took him almost 3 hours to get back to the hotel (Kaohsiung is a really small city, it would have taken about 30-45mins) and I was so worried I made an overseas call to him. I was so worried yet angry at him. He is a really smart guy. Without knowing how to speak mandarin, he found his way (by looking at street maps, yes physical signboard street maps - he did not have 3G service in Taiwan) and walked ALL the way from my house to his hotel!! It must have been about 5 or 6 subway stops away. Now I know.. Korean guys will do anything to keep their girlfriends safe. (Picture taken on a Kaohsiung Subway train).

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