a Love Survey | ♡ 2009-2015

3 years ago, today, I broke up with my first boyfriend.

Back when Facebook was cool (it still is) and the #NotesApp was the #BeesKnees,
I answered this corny survey to showcase my (what I thought was love) love for him.

In italics I will answer those same questions as of today:



August 20, 2015 at 6:09pm

What are your middle names?
beatrice & colin.

Beatrice & Allen.

How long have you been together?
we’ll round it up & go with 4 years.

15 months. 

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
errr…..5th grade was it?

We have known each other since 2009. 

Who asked who out?
he asked me out.

He asked me out. 

Whose siblings do you see the most?
my sister.

My sister. 

Did you go to the same school?
same high school, yes. sadly, different colleges

We attended different high schools.
We met at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Who is the most sensitive?
errr…well, we’re both human. humans are equally sensitive.
Humans are equally sensitive, but I say myself cause the waterworks come
more naturally to me. 

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
errr….the mall….
We have traveled to World’s of Fun; and to see my family in Fort Dodge, IA.

Who has the craziest exes?
Him. i don’t even have one.
He does. My weren’t crazy, just stupid “can’t make up their mind” assholes. 

Who has the worst temper?
that’d be a coin toss.
*points to Greg* He does! He does!

Who does the cooking?
(points at josh) Him.

Who is more social?
we both have friends.
I am. Though I tend to be more social on the web than in person, these days. 

Who is the neat freak?
Me. Though we both help keep our apartment nice and tidy. 

Who is the most stubborn?
errr….i don’t know.
We both are. He vocalizes more than I do. 

Who wakes up earlier?
Depends who works earlier….
We work opposite schedules. 

Where was your first date?
high school.
We’ve had a few of those.
THE first one was when I was still seeing Josh; we went and saw Bad Teacher,
then ate at TGIF.
first “official” date was last year, at a bar.
I was there to recite poetry. I placed second in the slam.
An elder man told Greg if I wasn’t his girlfriend soon, something must be wrong with him. 

Who has the bigger family?
i don’t know.
I’m sure we both have big families.
I am closer with mine, mine live closer.
For the record, we are both tight with our future in-laws; just sayin’. 

Do you get flowers often?
No. Money is too tight for frivolous things.I am happily loved and that is all that matters. 

Who eats more?
For now, him. i can’t eat solid foods…:(
He does. I am widely known as the “slow eater.”

Who sings better?
toss up. I do!!

Who’s better with the computer?

Who drives when you are together?
Depends on who has a car. Depends on whose car we take.
Mostly he drives. 

Who picks where you go to dinner?
I like it when he picks. i don’t eat out much. We take turns on suggesting where we dine out. 

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
the one who is wrong….???? The one who is wrong?

Who eats more sweets?
toss up. Toss up. 

Who cries more?
considering I’ve only seem him cry once, i don’t know.
I do. I get very emotional when I watch sad Netflix movies. 

I can see that in the 6 years since I first answered this; even I can tell there is a clear difference in how I answered these when talking about Josh or Greg. Josh wasn’t necessarily bad; he just wasn’t the right guy after all. Greg and I have a connection, a bond that while went ignored for 5 years, we mustered up the fact that we are crazy in love and our lives are all the better for it!

xoxo —

Amanda B Hansen

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.