Our Dating Story: You Are Experienced and I am Inexperienced episode 3 begins from the previous episode, with Ryuto’s first love, Maria, whom he dated in middle school, but was rejected. However, she has now transferred back to the high school he attended. He’s trying to avoid her as much as possible because he knows it might affect his emotions. Despite this, Ryuto remains determined to remain loyal.
Runa’s best friend, Nikoru, decides to approach him and inform him that today is Runa’s birthday without him knowing. He seeks her advice on what he should do for Runa’s birthday. Nikoru wondered why he didn’t ask Runa herself what she wanted. He explained that she surprised him with a phone case for their one-week anniversary and he wanted to return the favor by surprising her for her birthday.
Then, while on his way home from the train station, he suddenly met Runa. She tells him about a photo a friend of hers took, showing Ryuto and Nikoru together, suggesting that they are dating. Ryuto quickly explains that they met to discuss Runa’s birthday since he didn’t know it was coming up.
They decided to go to an alley market to celebrate her birthday, a place with a lot of different shops. The highlight of this alley is the many milk tea shops. Ryuto discovered her love for bubble tea so he spent a week researching different types of bubble tea. He wanted to connect with her so he studied hard for her birthday. When he started telling interesting facts about milk tea, she was surprised by his knowledge because she just enjoyed them. He then realized he had no material birthday present and instead offered to give her money so she could buy whatever she wanted. However, she emphasized that she wanted the milk tea map he created, containing information about different milk tea locations, as a surprise gift for her special birthday.
I couldn’t believe he spent a whole week researching milk tea for her birthday. I would be happy to find a boyfriend who would make the same effort to learn about what I like on my special day. It was a wonderful gesture and a green flag for their relationship. It shows how much he cares about her happiness and will go out of his way to make her day special. Our Dating Story: You’re Experienced and I’m Inexperienced Episode 3 shows what commitment is.
Ryuto’s commitment to understanding her interests highlights his thoughtfulness and demonstrates his deep feelings for her. These small, sincere gestures can strengthen a bond and create cherished memories in a relationship. As they strolled through the bustling alley market, sampling different types of bubble tea, they created unforgettable memories that were sure to bring them closer together.
Towards the end of the episode, Runa finds herself in a rather awkward situation. Another guy asked her out on a date, but with all her heart, she replied that she already had a boyfriend. However, when this curious person went further and asked her to reveal her boyfriend’s identity, Runa shyly replied that it was a secret. Although she wanted to proudly announce who her boyfriend was, she respected his wish to keep their relationship private. Their shared desire for privacy emphasizes the intimacy they are building between them.
As the days passed, Runa’s ex started talking about the rumors about Runa to Ryuto, causing increasing discomfort. He endlessly discussed these speculations, and it got to the point where Ryuto felt compelled to address the issue. He was tired of everyone talking and speculating about Runa so he decided to stand up. He announced to everyone that he was actually dating her, thereby ending the endless rumors.
This bold move demonstrates Ryuto’s commitment not only to Runa but also to their relationship. He is willing to face the scrutiny and judgment of others to protect their relationship and ensure that their relationship remains genuine and free of baseless gossip. It’s an important step in their journey as a couple, showing they’re ready to face challenges together as they continue to grow closer.
I appreciated their mutual respect for each other’s feelings and unwavering loyalty. Glad to see they didn’t prolong the secrecy of their relationship. Unlike many other anime that tend to prolong such issues, this anime takes a fresh approach by quickly and decisively announcing its official status in just the third episode. This straightforward approach is commendable and I’m glad they didn’t subject the audience to unnecessary drama. It adds a unique quality to their story and makes it engaging and easy to understand.
My overall review of Our Dating Story: Experienced You and Inexperienced Me episode 3 is quite positive. What stands out most is how they don’t prolong the issue of their relationship status unnecessarily. It’s clear that both characters are deeply committed to each other and demonstrate steadfast loyalty. Their mutual efforts to avoid hurting each other and their commitment to respect each other’s feelings are truly touching. The way they prioritize their partner’s feelings is undeniably adorable and that’s what adds a special charm to their relationship.
The level of thoughtfulness and mutual respect between the characters is a refreshing departure from many anime that tend to gloss over such important aspects of relationships. It’s a testament to the depth and maturity of their relationship, which makes their story all the more compelling and relatable. Their willingness to communicate openly and their genuine concern for each other’s feelings make this episode a standout in the anime world.
I give Our Dating Story: Experienced You and Inexperienced Me episode 3 an 8/10. If you liked this episode, be sure to vote for it in the Anime Corner Fall 2023 poll.
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