Matt Wilson wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:Had an excruciating date with a women last night - one of the longest two hours of my life. It was like she was trying to prove how smart and cultured she was to me. She kept saying how she went to UCLA like it was fucking Harvard. It was 30 years ago!
But it seemed important to her. Sometimes people treat these things like job interviews where they feel like they need to impress someone.
I'm easily impressed and she didn't have to try nearly so hard.
I used the word "offal" last night and she corrected my pronunciation. I looked it up this morning and I was pronouncing it correctly, which I thought I was. My point is I'm not super keen on people who feel the need to correct other people if you know what they mean, but if they do, get it fucking right before you do.
She also tried schooling me on hip hop too somewhere in the conversation and tried telling me who Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and the Sugarhill Gang were.
I could do an entire thread on dates I've had in the last few years. There are more bizarre people out there passing themselves off as normal than I could have ever imagined... I had a woman last month asking me for money before I'd even met her. Needless to say, I never did. Another one I actually did date more than once, wanted to keep seeing me while she dated other guys. She seemed completely nonplussed when I told her if we were going to keep on then she'd have to stop seeing other people.
Anyway, I'm going to stop now as each story reminds me of another one. I could be typing for hours.
I went out with a woman friend tonight who I've known since 6th grade to see her grown son act in a play. We're just friends and I was telling her the story of my date. She said that's why she doesn't do online dating.
She told me some crazy stories about guys though too - and I've heard some doozies from other women. We're just as bad, if not worse.