Etiquette of dating
I should have stopped responding, but I was physically attracted to him⎯something that didn't happen often. If you don't want hot monkey love with a particular human, you need to communicate that. Now I was being tested on a subject I knew nothing about. If you don't want someone like me, please let your freak flag fly right away.
Prior to that, I spent five years having odd, incomprehensible, maddening, and deeply disheartening encounters like the one with Gary. Sometimes I'd get an email from someone who was exasperated by my own flaky behavior. With no agreed-upon etiquette, all of us did what we could get away with, or we emulated others. Calculating debt based on who had caramel in their frappuccino is not. This habit, I imagine, is due to social anxiety, narcissism, or some combination. If you think you might be a Chatty Cathy or Charlie, here's a test: Do you love the interplay of bass and treble in your own voice? Did you raise your hand in third grade even before the teacher asked anything?
At first I thought we both had on the wrong outfits.
I'd venture to say⎯barring a nasty diagnosis or a death in her immediate family⎯she wasn't attracted, even though she liked him. In other words, she was either avoiding an act of rejection, or she was using him for his brain. "I hurt myself last night, but I can't say what I did," confessed one potential paramour over Pad Thai. We'd been hanging out for six weeks, and I thought there was potential. Truthfully, I have no idea why this woman dumped my buddy.
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