I was never into comic books. I was a completely different kind of geek. One of those teenage girls who listened to punk (it was the 80s – remember, I am old) and read thick french and russian novels (in translation, of course). But I never got into comic books.
So I never sat around with my comic-book-geeky friends and wondered aloud about what superpower I might like to have if I could have just one. I was thinking about it this morning, though. Don’t ask me why. I have no idea why.
I have it narrowed down to two: 1)The ability to see the future and 2)The ability to read people’s minds.
I think both of these abilities would be extraordinarility helpful while dating. All of these men that I’m going out with this week, wouldn’t it be great if I could know what they were really thinking? If I could know who the fakes and phonies were up front so that I didn’t have to waste my time actually going out with them but instead could meet them briefly, shake their hands, and know in that split second what they really wanted from a relationship? If they even knew themselves.
And, wow, how cool would it be if I could see into the future? Imagine not having to date all of those guys for a few weeks or months and then realizing that it was just another casual thing, just another guy but that there was no substance there and the relationhip was never going to go to the next level. Imagine if I could just tick them all off my list the day we met. “Hello, nice to meet you but you’re not the one.”
Sure, that might take some of the fun out of it. There’d be no adventure to the enterprise if I knew what my date was thinking and/or knew exactly how it was going to work out. But I could live with that. I’d trade in the adventure for a little less anxiety.
Anxiety. There, I said it. I am feeling a lot of anxiety right now. This flurry of new dating is making me anxious. I want to make the right decisions. Want to date the right guys. Want to not date the wrong guys. And I know that my track record on this really, really sucks. And so I wish I could have some kind of extra help. Perhaps some superpowers, to guide my way.
Tags: anxiety, dating, geek