Ever go on a date and it’s kinda ok and then you get home and start identifying all these dealbreakers?
This seems to be happening kind of a lot lately. While we’re hanging out chatting I’m not dying to get home. I think “I’d give him a second date.” Then I get home to my couch’s warm embrace away from the glow of whiskey and feel compelled to text.
“So I just went out with a more bitter version of [insert ex here].”
“So this guy tonight was grilling me about where I work. Is my job weird?”
“So this guy tonight said he puts butter in his coffee…”
(Ok so that last one is apparently a real thing. And actually something I might try when I’m not busy scarfing straight brown sugar.)
Am I sabotaging myself or am I trying so hard to be open minded I don’t even know what kind of company I like to keep anymore?
Like when I met up with the guy this week for drinks and he didn’t drink. That seemed weird and also awkward since I enjoy drinking and did so heartily. Naturally he didn’t pay for my drinks, which as we know is a major annoyance that I worry I should be more modern about but don’t want to be modern about. Espesh when my bar tab for the night is $9.50.
Also when I tried to explain him to a friend and said “he was kinda super negative but maybe it’s good to not always be optimistic?” Hearing myself out loud rationalizing a guy’s behavior by suggesting a positive outlook is a bad thing was jarring…
The past two half-hearted 2nd dates I regretted and the fact that I decided against sending a thank you text lest I have to have a conversation were a push to let it be a one and done with this guy. But I’ll keep wondering if I’m letting a guy’s one bad night keep me from a relationship or if I’m just too picky.
Trying to trust your (anxious, prone to depression) gut while also having an open heart is as confusing as it is tough.
*PS: That VH1 show Hindsight was awesome. Bring that back!
3 thoughts on “Hindsight”
We must be on the same brain wave. I too end up second guessing myself sometimes or feel bad that i don’t like the guy more. I think you just have to do what’s best for you, because you haven’t really invested much in that person yet.. maybe we are both too picky but it’s better than wasting anyone’s time!
I know exactly how you feel. I’ve had a couple of first dates lately where it was fun at the time, but I ended the date thinking that he was nice and I’d be happy to see him again, but I’m not interested enough to pursue him. Why bother then?! I don’t need random dates to pass time. I have Netflix for that…