It can’t just be me. There must be something in the atmosphere.
Last night I got a three paragraph ranting email from a guy I’ve never met. It was beyond bizarre. And the funniest bit is that I’m sure he’s telling his friends (if he has any) about the bitch he almost went out with and how it’s further evidence that all of the women in New York have issues.
Here’s the back story: he and I met online and were supposed to go out back in January. But he was one of those guys that I wanted to meet but knew I probably shouldn’t meet. Too much my old type, if you know what I mean. I had to cancel our first date (I was really sick, sadly that happens sometimes. My health is not great and I am sick sometimes. Too sick to leave home. It’s part of my life.) and he was really sweet about it.
And then he had to cancel our second date because of car trouble. I was fine with that and told him not to worry about it. Then some time passed and he sent me some very bossy emails and left some even bossier messages. I stopped being interested. I realized that while I might be attracted to him that that attraction could only lead to bad things.
Anyway, I got an email from him last night. He saw me online and figured he’d take another shot. The email was pleasant enough and didn’t seem bossy or arrogant and I figured why not.
I replied and in my reply said something about it being a while since we’d been in contact. It would have been weird to not mention it. His reply was that I’d blown him off after he cancelled on me (Kind of the truth, but not really why we never went out. I did not reply to his last bossy message, a couple of weeks after the car trouble date). Anyway, I made what I thought was a lighthearted comment about remembering this differently, but that it didn’t matter and that yes, we should meet for drinks (downscaling from his original suggestion of dinner).
This led to a multi-paragraph tirade about him not being a liar and how all women in New York were impossible and just looking for something to be wrong with men.
Now, I’m happy this happened. It saves me the time of having to meet him for drinks or worse (because I know there is a certain type of man who is very charming when he wants to be and who’s really a crazy jerk) dating him for weeks or months until I found out what he was really like.
But seriously, is it the weather?
Tags: charming, Online dating, reschedule