So I’m minding my own business yesterday when I get the notification that someone has messaged me on the dating website. I could use a break from reviewing some lengthy agreements, so I take a look:
Sigh. I roll my eyes. I complain to Dawn. I answer “no” in my head and I’m about to proceed with my life. But then I got an idea! An awful idea! 30WITHCATS GOT A WONDERFUL AWFUL IDEA! “I know just what to do to!” 30withcats told Dawn!
Last Saturday, I broke a rule with somewhat hilarious consequences. A few weeks ago, I also ignored some initial warning signs with some troubling results. (Troubling in the sense that I don’t understand humanity).
A guy sent me a message through the dating website. It was a series of impersonal questions–I have a rule about impersonal messages from menfolk–to always ignore. Why? These men are likely sending the same message in bulk to many women without any thought… Hopefully, I don’t have to explain why that person who doesn’t interest me.
Anyways, one of his questions was “What is your pet peeve?” To which I responded (mostly in annoyance), “Impersonal messages from strangers on the Internet.” He laughed it off and I thought maybe he was an exception to my rule (You may be sensing a theme with that thought…. ).
He kept telling stories about accidentally being naked. They were odd and I kept trying to change the subject. I thought, well, maybe this guy is just strange and awkward and doesn’t know how to talk to women. After all, the stories weren’t sexual in nature, they were just about times when he had been caught naked. He claimed to be a teacher so he must be a somewhat ok person, right?
I’m going to admit two things. First, I occasionally take detours from the search parameters for Man TBD and try something (someone?) new. I also am not good at dating (Shocker!). I have therefore adopted this video as the summary of my dating strategy and success:
I have some successes, but I haven’t found a way to make it truly satisfying. But I’m not drowning and I’m not going thirsty. (That is deep.)
Anyways, this weekend, I took a detour with, IMO, hilarious consequences. Saturday night, I broke a rule and decided to go grab a drink with this guy who first started messaging me Saturday afternoon. He didn’t seem creepy and I my only plan was to play with my new iPad, so I decided why not! But why the rule? Well, if a guy wants to see you that quickly, he usually has an agenda and by accepting, you show some desperation. But, I thought rules be damned! I shall test the rule and see what happens!