The Power of “I’d Like That”

In the early morning of March 20th, 2010, I returned home from spring break with Taylor, Hannah, and Elizabeth. I had liked Elizabeth for three years, and our week together had given me the excuse to invite her to spend more time with me. I asked something like “Do you want to hang out tomorrow?” Although I cannot remember the exact words I used, I remember her response clearly:
“I’d like that.”
Eight days and several movies later, I sent her a text telling her that I thought she should know that I liked her quite a bit. She responded that the feeling was mutual.
34 days after that, I asked her if she would like to be my girlfriend; she said that she would. That was May 1, 2010.
I cannot imagine how different my life would be if these two years hadn’t been spent with her. They have been the best two years of my life because we’ve been together and I look forward to many more with her. My life is completely different because of the words “I’d like that.” It’s fitting that Elizabeth’s favorite musician John Mayer once said: “Never, ever, ever, ever underestimate the power of ‘I’d like that.’”