By Christine Rendon For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:58 BST, 7 May 2020 | Updated: 17:02 BST, 7 May 2020
Turns out sparks weren't flying when Joanna Gaines went on her first date with future husband Chip.
'It wasn't love at first sight for Chip and me,' Joanna, 42, wrote in an essay for the Magnolia Journal, obtained by People.
Talkative, ambitious, and a risk-taker, Joanna confessed Chip wasn't exactly her type.
'It wasn't love at first sight': Turns out sparks weren't flying when Joanna Gaines went on her first date with future husband Chip
'For one thing, I was typically attracted to guys who were more on the quiet side,' she wrote in an essay for the magazine, entitled Slow Yes.
'Based on our first date, it was clear that Chip was anything but quiet,' she recalls, describing him as 'all over the place' as he went on about all the risks he wanted to take and his dreams of starting companies and flipping houses.
'I was wondering if he was just a bit crazy,' Joanna remembered thinking at the end of the date.
Initially, Joanna didn't think they would make a great match.
Taking a chance on love: Gaines recalled the beginning of their relationship in the latest issue of Magnolia Journal, which centers around the