UPDATE: I decided to ignore the request on Facebook and tell him why. I said I didn’t want to accept the request because I tend to post a lot, and while nothing is secret per se, I’d rather get to know him organically. I also said I hope I’m not offending him or hurting his feelings. He said he hesitated sending it because he agrees it’s too soon, but because he mentioned that he saw me on Facebook, he thought I’d be offended that he didn’t friend me.
See what happens when you assume things? You make an *ss out of you and ….I don’t remember the rest of the saying. Mature and honest communication works…. Who knew?
I mentioned earlier this week that there are two gents currently on the dance card. There is one that I’m leaning towards, but I’ve only had one date with the other one, who I have lovingly dubbed the Nerd. The first date with the Nerd will likely be chronicled in another post, but needless to say, it was a bit… draining due to the extremely long and rambling stories accompanied by pictures.
That said… He seems like a really nice guy and I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that he was just nervous and can’t handle beer. He admitted that he tends to talk too much. So I want to give him another chance, but I don’t have super high hopes.
Anyways, here is the E-mergency. It started with the following text from the Nerd:
Hey Facebook asked me today if I know you 🙂 I hadn’t even searched for you yet, now I know your last name 😉
Ugh. FACEBOOK YOU HAVE BETRAYED ME! I tried to tiptoe around the topic.
Haha…. Well I guess the cat’s out of the bag that I’m a real person.
I then responded to an older text that I hadn’t responded to yet. A few hours later I get hit with it:
BOOM! Facebook Friend Request Notification. Why is this a big deal? My Facebook page has a lot of [odd] banter with friends and family, a million cat photos, and some very honest posts about personal topics like my weight loss journey and struggles with depression. It’s just a very open window into my life laid out in chronological order. This article sums up how I feel about Facebook friending dates and with the Nerd, it is far far too soon.
So I need your help with what to do: