Monthly Archives: July 2016

The “Pintrist” Guy

I love pintrest and I had a habit of pintresting before bed.  I would sometimes show my boyfriend funny memes or a cute pictures of stuff I found on pintrist.  I kid you not–I was actually dumped by him because (and I quote) “I don’t know what pintrist is, you need to find someone who has more in common with you.”  Clearly this was a BS excuse, but if you’re going to break up with me, at least do me the courtesy of a legit (and honest) reason!

The “Abbreviations” Guy

When I was online dating, I was totally turned off by people who used unnecessary abbreviation when attempting to describe themselves.  This is literally the first thing people read-this is your first chance to make a good impression on people “an if ur goin 2 type lyk dis” then I am going to assume you have the cognitive ability of a child, and that you will most likely communicate like that in person as well. Please type like a normal adult when you are presenting yourself to the single women of the internet.

The “TV Show” Guy

I dated this guy who was really into a sitcom I’d never seen before. I had heard good things about it and he had all the DVDs.  I am a huge fan of FRIENDS so I completely understand the desire to share enjoyment of a television show.  When I’m with someone who has never seen FRIENDS and I put it on, I watch it and chuckle just like I would if I were watching it alone.

The guy I was dating put the DVD on and instead of enjoying it with me–he stared at me the whole time.  He would keep one eye on the TV and one eye on me and if there was a punch line or something he would whip his head around and look at me to see if I was laughing.

The show was fine but it was SO uncomfortable and awkward to watch it with him–could not enjoy it at all.

The “Socially Inept” Guy

My friend had been with her boyfriend for a while–long enough for him to meet her mom and her brother at dinner once.  She was graduating from dental school, so naturally her mom and her brother came to see her, and her boyfriend did as well. (She had heard what happened from her mom, since she was busy being on stage).  Apparently her boyfriend went right up to her brother and her mom (who were standing right next to each other) and ONLY said hi to her brother.  He did not acknowledge her mom at all–no “hi” or “nice to see you again” or anything. Just said hi to her brother and then walked away to find his own seat.

I totally understand them not sitting together–I understand that they weren’t “there” yet–but why not say hi to the parent? They are usually the ones you have to impress. I was confused–did he not recognize her mom? Did he think she was someone else? He obviously recognized her brother.

She said that her mom and brother were standing together, and it should have been fairly obvious.  I’m not entirely surprised–her boyfriend had always been kind of an awkward duck.

The “Abbreviations” Guy

When I was online dating, I was totally turned off by people who used unnecessary abbreviation when attempting to describe themselves.  This is literally the first thing people read-this is your first chance to make a good impression on people “an if ur goin 2 type lyk dis” then I am going to assume you have the cognitive ability of a child, and that you will most likely communicate like that in person as well. Please type like a normal adult when you are presenting yourself to the single women of the internet.

The “Venue” Guy

I met up with the guy I was dating for one of his work functions.  I had something to do earlier–so he went to the event and I missed most of the formal stuff.  It was held at a nice venue and by the time I got there it was just drinking and mingling.  It was fun; we were dressed up, the place was nice and everyone was just hanging out.

Something came over me and I started to feel sick; I don’t know if it was food poisoning or the flu. I tried to hold it together but eventually needed to tell the guy I was dating that I needed to go home.  I told him he was welcome to stay–I needed to get out of there, and I would catch a cab home.  He insisted on coming with me.  He said it was just mingling, and some people had already left anyway.  I thought that was sweet, so I waited for a bit while he said bye to some people and then he took my hand and we started walking.

By this time I was desperate to get out of there-just wanted to lay down in a quiet place.  We were not going toward the door and when I asked him where we were going, he said he just wanted to see the upstairs.  I thought that was kind of weird, but we went upstairs and walked around–there was a floor above that and he said he wanted to see that too.  I told him I really really needed to leave, and he was welcome to stay but I could not handle all this walking around.

He got annoyed with me! He said it was such a nice venue and he had never seen it before, but lots of people talk about it so could he at least see it before we went home. I was so over it at this point–I said I need to leave, he can do whatever he wants–so he literally peeped his head around the corner and ran back to me and we went home.  Like a little child since he “needed to see the venue” before we left.

The “Delayed Texter” Guy

My friend had a great first date with this guy.  She was all excited about him, but a day passed and she never heard anything, then another day, then a week, then two weeks.  Clearly he was not interested so she gave up on him and started to look into dating someone else. Then out of nowhere, two weeks after their first date she gets the “hey, how are you?” text.  She responded politely and when he asked her out on a second date, she thought about it.  It really seemed like he went out with her once, was not interested, maybe went on one or two dates with other girls since and is circling around to her again.  No one waits that long for a second date.

She said she had a great time on their date, but that she would rather go out with someone who is actively interested in her.  He said that he is interested! He just didn’t want to seem pushy.  Waiting two weeks post date to contact someone is not not being pushy–that is being totally uninterested.