i stand corrected!
the weekend, and mostly saturday, went off really well.
it was fun cooking up a proper 3-course meal! i'd never thot i'd say this, but it's true. i did enjoy cooking. maybe, i was in a good mood? or maybe, the fact that V helps cook makes it more of a bonding activity than mere cooking!
was fun to chat about any & everything, tease each other, joke about things we usually fight about, and in the process cook yummy food!
the evening went off quite well too. conversation was easy. we chatted about a range of things, from sports, to flags to different states in the US. i was actually surprised that it didn't seem like an effort. it was, honestly, effortless. and definitely non-superficial!
and i think, i'm opening up to his colleagues. better than i probably had before. it was fun to have them over. i still don't think i'm a very social person. but yeah, i do like having company to share some evenings with! guess next time onwards, i'll be a tad more open-minded to most do's.