“You’ve got mail,” says my cell phone. I closed down my twitter account, and immediately looked at my incoming. “Ah, a message from that one girl on POF!” I scurry to get to a quiet place, so that I could read her message… Great! She responded, so now I respond in kind. After a slew of emails, and about three days, I ask one of the most important questions one could ask.
Me: “So It seems that we are hitting it off here, could we meet off site, say at like Starbucks?”
Her: “How about we stay on here for awhile? So, what do you like on television?”
Me: “Well, I rather meet in person, so good luck with your dating experience.”
I hit send, with a smile on my face, and bit of pride in my heart, because I did not fall for the Reluctant Buyer, The Date Flaker, and the Definate Maybe!
To date or not to date that is the question- Wisenguber
Regardless if you shop online for your new mate, or you go in person to browse the market, one thing is for sure, once you see something you like, you must try it on. Wait now! I am not talking about sex…that’s another MYTAKE entirely, but what I am talking about is actually dating someone, getting from the phones and into the Starbucks or Dairy Queen for a meeting. I hate when I buy something in person or online and I don’t get to look at it in detail, or read the specs and study the minutia of the product. Before you buy shoes you should try them on at least once, to see how they look on you, or to see if they rub against them bunions some of you have… In dating it is the same…
The girl in the example was not serious about meeting me, maybe I stroked her ego, and she like the attention. Maybe she was bored, and needed someone to talk.
Possibly, she didn’t feel good about herself and decided that if I saw her in person, I might jump in my car and peel off leaving her coughing up exhaust!
Or Maybe I was a place holder, a just in case her number one draft pick didn’t pan through.
Whatever the reason, or excuse, it wasn’t valid, and if you are one of these people, STOP wasting peoples valuable time. If you want to date, date!!! Don’t get online or put yourself out there with the intention of being a TEASE!!!
THE DEFINITE MAYBE
The Definite Maybe is a person who can’t seem to make the date. Many times they give you the definite maybe ploy…These dater’s likes to schedule you for a date or outing but with the auspices that there could be a possibility that something might come up. So you would have to continue to verify day by day to see what comes of their availability; if they can be reached. For Example:
John: Hey, there is a movie playing at the multiplex on Tuesday at 5:00 pm, I would love for you to go with me.
Jessica: That sounds great! I would love to go!
John: Okay, so we can meet at Hill Shire Mall at 5:00 pm at the food court.
Jessica: Yeah sure, but just let me check my schedule, I may have to run late for work, because my boss wanted to go over some much needed paper work…I’ll keep you posted.
Do you think John actually got that date? Possibly, he could have but in my case…I didn’t I was John once, and I know I am not alone. John probably would find a four leaf clover in a field of dandelions before he got a date with Jessica.
I can tell you John called to see if she would be available the day before. I can also tell you Jessica never answered. Were you surprised? The day of the date John called again, and it turns out she was very busy and would get back to him. Ladies and Gentlemen Jessica is not playing fair. John shouldn’t have to wait by the phone, wondering if he is going to have a date or not. John should have never called her back. Once Jessica said these key words… “Sure John BUT! Let me CHECK! My schedule because I MAY! Blah blah…bye bye I’m gone…
Be aware of key flake words my friends and move to the next available suitor. John should have said,
“Jessica never mind I please take care of your business you’re your boss and I will catch you some other time.”
Ladies and Gentlemen don’t play around with false daters….Beware of Wolves In Sheep’s clothing. The woman that I am dating this instant is a busy professional, HOWEVER, she makes time for Mr. Wisenguber, she has never given me a “Maybe Let Me Check.” If a person likes you they will help you, period!-DOC LOVE
A Flaker is a person who does not meet commitments-Urban dictionary
The Flaker is someone who will agree to the date, and even initiate setting the date themselves, and then not show up!
In my example, subject Jessica will not give clues to let you know they won’t show up. These people are the hardest to detect unless you decided to continue to deal with people like this, then you will have a pretty good ideal that 75% of the time they will not show up.
So there I was email number twenty, she seems to be fairly nice looking, it appears we are having a good conversation on the feed, so why not ask her out. She accepts and immediately I set a date a week later. Very specific with time, date, location, and even provided directions and phone number to the Starbucks incase something came up. She provided me her number, and I gave her mine. The date was set… However the night before, I received a text stating, she might have to change the time. So naturally we agree on an earlier time. I never asked why, really not my business. As long as she reschedule the date for a another time or later slot I was fine with the amendment. Then the day of, she informed me she was getting her hair braided and if it ran late, but never the less she was still going to make it.
I let her know, that I would be fine with a phone call if she can’t make it. She acknowledged and I understood the date was still on.
I show up right after-work, tired then a five dollar hooker, with a broken heel and no bus fare; but I am dedicated. I walk in, and grab me some wake up juice, sit down looking around like I lost my teeth in a poker game. I text her:
Crickets chirping, but not my phone. Fifteen minutes goes by and so do I …
An hour later I get a text:
“I was getting my hair done, and ran later then anticipated.”
I smirk, shake my head, and sip on my Java. I gently place my phone back on the charger, and take a deep breath… Moments later another text came through:
“I guess I messed up our chance to meet, huh?”
I erased her number all together, and never contacted her again….
People she had a week to get her hair braided, I scheduled a week in advance to make sure her schedule was clear… All of a sudden the day before she is amending the date schedule, why? Low interest, low self-esteem, or BETTER DATE came up, and I got ditched! If this ever happens to you, set your heart to either reschedule with the person immediately, or cancel the date yourself because these are clear signs of reluctant daters.
THE REAL DEAL HOLY….FEEL ME!
In my conclusion my GAGites, my current relationship, which at this moment is magical, if I told you the whole story of how we met, you would think it was from some romantic comedy…. Let me just brag for a bit….this beautiful woman, hurt her knee, had to go to the urgent care, received a leg brace and still limped into Starbucks to meet me. Can I just tell you, since then we have been having a blast. Can you imagine if I would have wasted my time with those Reluctant Buyers, Flakers, and Definite Maybe’s?
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