Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's Raining Men

And I'm not shouting "Hallelujah!" about it. Not this week anyway. If things continue like this, I really will end up being a crazy cat lady. Here's a list, in no particular order, of the guys I've had to deal with this week.

  • The guy with whom I shared sudden and unexpected mutual interest, but after a month of uncertainty finally revealed his girlfriend had come back around.
  • An extremely nice guy with whom I have a lot things in common, but so far I don't feel a spark with. Granted, lots of IMs and one phone conversation are no indication of true feelings, so I'm not giving up on this yet.
  • The guy who seems it's appropriate to expect physical intimacy after only a few nice dinners. "i used to date a girl like that....kissing was it. and after a few dates i was thinking "ok spending money, taking you out, etc etc...and all u wanna do is kiss? i dont think its gonna work" When he asked if I was a "romantic", I said yes. I didn't realize that "romantic" now means "promiscuous and easy".
  • The guy who was offended by my admission that I was physically uncomfortable (aka in pain) with the way we were sitting.
  • An old friend from high school who is stationed near here, with whom I was planning to spend my Saturday, who completely stood me up and has yet to contact me with any sort of explanation. (No reports of "training accidents" from Ft. Meade. I've checked.)
  • The guy who invited me to play tennis with him and in the course of scheduling our game revealed he has a fiancee. That's inappropriate and uncomfortable for me. It would be social event, outside of our current professional relationship, and there is no pre-existing friendship. This is the first week we've even talked about anything more than music. I wonder how his fiancee would feel about this?
  • The guy who has once again postponed our date for another week. Since being on-call at the hospital (did I mention he's a doctor?) and going home to visit family are legitimate reasons that I was warned might happen, this is another one I'm not completely giving up on.
I really hope things turn around soon! Even Eilonwy admitted that I "have a very interesting social life." I like interesting good. Interesting awkward and bad are just that.


chosha said...

That's why I'm a 'going dutch' kinda woman. Apart from thinking it's silly to expect a man to pay for everything anyway (it's a pretty arbitrary tradition now that women can work, and it discriminates against guys who don't have lots of spare cash), I also don't need anybody thinking they're making payments on some kind of booty investment fund.

As for the tennis guy, at least he was up front with you. I'm not sure why you feel weird having a tennis buddy who's engaged. Maybe you could play doubles with him, his fiance and one of these erstwhile others. :)

AmandaStretch said...

I think you're right about the going dutch thing. As for the tennis guy, it's because he didn't tell me for about two days. I did suggest doubles though, so we'll see. :)

Smashie Smasherton said...

Aren't you a little nervous that one of these guys is going to read this blog? I would be.

Ah well, makes for an entertaining read.

AmandaStretch said...

A bit, but I thought about it before I posted it.

Bachelor #1 has, but we're cool.

Bachelor #5 doesn't read this blog.

I have nothing but nice things to say about #7, and it wouldn't worry me.

The rest of the guys don't know this blog exists, so I think I'm okay.

Glad I entertained you.:)