Friday, July 8, 2011

It Isn't Just The Men: Ten of My Own Dating Blunders

I am always telling all of you about the crazy-crazes I have endured in my dating life, but I often spare myself the firing squad of humiliation.

Well you know what?  It is about time I share with you some moments of my own date crazies.
  1. I whined, "But Daddy!"  Doesn't go over well and I still feel a little sick to my stomach...ewwwwww.
  2. I asked him during the date if he had thought about asking out another certain young lady.  Bad idea, but for the record, they got married! 
  3. I let a man drive all the way from Las Vegas to take me out, even though I knew I wasn't interested.  In my defense, he said he was coming up to visit a friend anyway and I was only 18 - too young yet to know how to handle that situation.
  4. I have this nervous laugh.  Ever heard, "Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else?"  If you are a klutz, ask me out, cause you'll feel like the best comedian in the world.  I'm sorry...I just...I really can't help myself.  It's funny!
  5. Twice I have fallen asleep when a guy was over to watch a movie.  And both men let themselves out afterwards so as to not disturb me.  I felt so dumb.
  6. During the dreaded discussion resulting in the end of a relationship, a young man told me that he could tell I was not physically attracted to him.  And he was right:-(
  7. I went on one blind date with a fella and then made him 3 dozen cookies (3 different kinds) and 1 dozen brownies.  Note to 22-year old Larissa - he will think you are desperate and visiting his doorstep from crazy-town.  So not okay.
  8. I was very upset with a man with whom I was contemplating marriage.  He was trying to heal the wounds and said, "You know I love you, right?"  Okay, first, in the middle of a spat is not the time to tell someone you love them for the first time.  How did my 25-year old self handle that one?  I retorted, "I don't know why you would tell me that, you know I don't love you."  Yeah, now you hate me:-)  I did tell him I loved him within a week, but there is no taking back that kind of damage. 
  9. I once dated a young man whom I was falling for, but far from the point of being ready to marry him, although he had brought it into discussions.  He tried to propose.  I bawled my eyes out - major ugly cry - for thirty minutes while he held me...shouldn't I have been consoling him?  
  10. I had been dating a lot.  I had several dates lined up with different men.  The one I liked the most told me he loved me one afternoon.  I didn't cancel my date for that evening.  Instead, I opted to be on the date before telling number two I would no longer be able to accept dates from him.
As the laws of the universe go, karma says I deserve the negative (yet hilarious) dating blunders that have befallen me.

Your turn to confess!

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