Another awful dating story...
Remember how I said before dating is awful? Well, if I didn't - it is. And this is another one of those stories...
Rewind to a little over a month ago, I get a Facebook message from this guy complimenting me on an interview I did. Now, I do edit for a friend's magazine - but my name is nowhere to be found and I don't actually conduct the interviews. So, needless to say I was confused.
But whatever - I played along. So, we're chatting and eventually he gives me his number and tells me to text him. I don't think that's how this usually goes - but again, whatever. Dating is stupid and hard and confusing and forever changing. And, people keep telling me to be more open. Text him and he tells me he already has my number saved. At first I was dumb confused. And, if we're being completely honest, creeped out. But after talking it out, realized we took an online class together when I was in college. Still creeped out he still had my number 5 years later... But I guess some people don't delete numbers they haven't talked to after six months. Oh, that's not normal? Yeah, I don't do that either.
Anyway, he asks me to brunch and my gut tells me to ask if he's single. Though, I really shouldn't have to if you're asking me to brunch. I do and text goes silent. For three or four days. He finally hits me back up and was like "Where have you been?" Wait. What? I asked you a question and you dipped off. Obviously because the answer was "yes." His response?
I don't dig. Super sketch. So, I'm short and distant. Anyone that knows me, knows exactly what that looks like. The details of the next couple of weeks aren't really important - what you do need to know is that he's super inconsistent: will tell me how much he wants to get together and kick it and then I won't hear from him for days; and then will want me to invite him to my house and then disappear for days. All of the things I hate. So finally, I tell him how annoyed I am and instead of backing away - he pushes harder. What? No, that's definitely not how this works.
I cave. We make plans for Cinco de Mayo - grab tacos and drinks. It'll be good. I love tacos, you can't ruin this. You can't! He does. So when I finally say "yes" to dinner he says this:
You guys! Call me old-fashioned, but what!? You've been pushing this hard and you can't take me to Tin Lizzy's for tacos? That was my last straw. So, I kindly reiterated to him that he's not really my cup of tea & this isn't going to work. At all. I think this time he got it. Moral of the story? Don't text creepers from Facebook. And, don't let your friends talk you into being "more open" and "trying new things." Ha. I'm only sort of joking.
Oh! And my comments are totally open :)