Tonight we’re starting something a little new called TALK TO ME, where I set up a scenario from dating, taken from my own experiences or someone else’s that I find intriguing, and YOU tell me what you think in the comments. Let’s have a conversation about it.
A highly educated and very attractive male in a Big City discovers a smart, cute, well-rounded woman in a small town, is intrigued and begins pursuing her. Emails, Google stalking and Facebook friend-ing ensues. After a week, he asks the woman for a date, but she is unable to get together for almost another week due to logistics. Emails between the two have become more friendly and familiar, but they are still in the getting to know you phase. No phone calls have yet been exchanged, possibly due to the man’s odd work hours and potentially because English is not his first language and words are a major part of this woman’s livelihood.
The following email is sent apropos to nothing:
You know what I don’t like about online dating? You can start missing somebody before you even meet…
How can one trust this?
p.s. I am taking a small break at work and decided to share my deep philosophical thoughts. 🙂
So, go from your gut: Is this sweet? Is it creepy given the limited time and depth of the pair’s previous interactions? Is it both?
Or is it just some slick line from another slick willy? There has been no previous smooth talking, nor previous hints of a player nature, though naturally time reveals one’s true nature.
Or did this man unintentionally leave out a key word to complete a different American phrase with different connotations (which isn’t unusual), i.e. was his real intention to say that he missed hearing from someone whose contact was a bit limited right now?
So I wanna hear from you: What do you think?
Disclaimer: No decisions will be made based on anything shared in Talk To Me. This is just a thought-provoking forum that will hopefully be as entertaining as it might also be enlightening to us all.