Blasts from the Past

Saturday, January 9, 2010
As is so often the case in my life, when it rains, it pours. So it is no surprise that the unexpected return of one previous suitor was quickly followed with two others. What is surprising is that which suitors returned, and that both appeared in the same few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

The Weeble
Last weekend I’m lazily sitting on my couch when I get an IM notification from a handle I don’t exactly know. It looks familiar, but I can’t place it until I see the name associated with it when I allow the message. It’s the Weeble! Now, the Weeble and I went out the summer before last, so seeing an IM seems completely out of place.

We chat a bit, about our holidays and such, presents we received, the Illini game I’m watching, etc. At one point I ask him what prompted the IM (read: did you IM to ask me out?). He says he saw me online and wanted to see how my holidays were (read: I’m hoping you’ll ask me out). The chat ends agreeably, with him saying maybe we could chat again sometime.

And then we do, briefly, when he pops up again earlier this week. Things end with him telling me to let him know if I’m interested in grabbing coffee or a drink sometime. If you want to date me, Mr. Weeble, you better wobble up to the plate.

Some Other Dude
Around the same time on the Saturday I get a message from this OTHER guy, who I met back in my Craigs List dating days but never actually went out with (because we’re not counting the time we met up very drunk and hooked up). He doesn’t care about what I got from Santa, he wants to come over and “massage” me. This “massage” comes with some very explicit other offerings and no expectation of reciprocation.

I declined, mostly because I wasn’t at all physically attracted to him (without all the alcohol like before) but I also think it’s really unattractive to offer your bedroom services to someone free of mutual satisfaction.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have an issue with casual relationships, but I do think they should be beneficial for both parties. In this case he’s saying that he knows I’m not into him, but he’ll take whatever I’ll offer him. Have some self respect, man, and stop giving your lovin’ away for free. Everyone deserves better than that.

Say it with me readers… Next!


Kate said...

Great post! Men really are like buses eh? None for ages then three at once. Well I hope the same happens to me!

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

I feel quite good about myself after hearing about Some Other Dude's actions. Even I wouldn't stoop that low. Okay, maybe I would - but only after a particularly barren spell.

Dater at Large said...

Kate: I hope so, too, only I hope they're buses you'd like to get on!

PMFOOW: Too funny. It is always nice to feel better about one's self :-)

jo said...

and there i thought maybe he was just being generous? :P