Job: Marketing – Actually unemployed
Kids: None Wants: Yes
Single for: My guess is forever
So we talked a bit online and I wasn’t crazy about his look. Again, not unattractive but looked psychotic. Listening to my questionable friend who stated that he just looks fun and goofy, I chatted with him a bit. Small talk and basic conversation didn’t go that bad, but I told myself that I wasn’t going to waste his time or my time by continuing the conversation the second he sent me a message that said: Hi, Will you go skydiving with me?
Later, my friend who I will never listen to anymore asked me about him. I told her that I got the creeps and wouldn’t be going out with him. She told me that I was being overly critical and should take a stab at it. Like a dummy, I listened.
THE FIRST IMPRESSION
I was about 10 minutes late and felt bad because I left my phone at home so I couldn’t call. I went in and saw him leaned over the coffee bean counter as if he lost his best friend. I didn’t recognize him initially because he didn’t have his “goofy” AKA psychotic face on. He was very muscular and seemed to lack a lot of confidence. He looked as if he rolled out of bed hadn’t showered in days.
I met him in a coffee shop. I apologized for being late. He said don’t worry about it in the most passive aggressive way that anyone could.
He then asked, “Would you like some coffee?”
I replied, “Yes.”
“Well then, go ahead and buy it,” he responded.
Whatever! I thought. I purchased my coffee as he went outside to find a table. When I went out to meet him, he stated it was too loud so he wanted to sit inside. We sat inside and it was again, too loud for him so I politely asked if he wanted to walk around the block. We talked and walked around the block. I found out that he has been on and off the dating site for a little over a year and was unemployed. I know everyone needs someone, but what he needed was a job.
As we walked around the block, he walked a good 7 paces ahead of me. How was this even conversation friendly? I thought to myself, great, he’s not into me, no awkward moments. By the time I got by my car, he asked me to dinner. I almost laughed in his face because I’m never paying for a guy’s dinner again, I learned that lesson from my 20’s. If we were dating a long while or in a relationship, that’s different. Ok, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say we would go dutch. He still wasn’t worth a second date. I’m kinda proud of myself because I didn’t use the ultimate jerk line by saying, “I’ll call you”, I said, “call me in a couple weeks.” Too bad in a couple of weeks I’ll be in Moscow.
I PICTURED OUR FUTURE TO BE
Socially, people would think I was a saint because I was dating the bummy less attractive rain man. But then, all of a sudden women would find him attractive. He would get a big head and dump me because of the endless line of tail that assumed he must be excellent in bed because he has nothing else to offer the world.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT HIM
I made this a standard question?
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT HIM
He doesn’t have a job, he doesn’t know how to prioritize, he’s selfish, he’s egotistical…
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF
I don’t like guys who don’t work. Work as in job or work as in functional representations of the male species.