Well, it's nice to know there are other people who have had the same problems. I'm just too old fashioned, I guess. The main problem that I've
found with the women I date (usually age 21-25 as I'm only 25), is that the get uncomfortable when you do the things that you would think would be
the nice thing to do, i.e. opening the car door, pulling out her chair, ect. Which doesn't make sense to me. If I'm on a date and the girl I'm with
shows no interest at all, or only talks about herself, then I'm going to get real bored, real fast. Not that I like to talk about myself, but two-way
conversations are always nice. Another thing, is I was raised pretty poor, so I'm not very hung up on material stuff. As far as hobbies, I play
guitar, I sing, I play drums, and i'm working on harmonica. I also build and race cars. In the summer It's much easier for me, since I'll spend
time at the local dragstrip and that's a great way (for me) to meet people. However, most girls nowadays will instantly make up her mind that she's
not interested when you pull up in a rough-looking, souped up, 80 Firebird. Plus, most of my friends are what I guess you'd call hippies, and though
I am a bit of a hippy myself, I'm not all hung up on saving the whales or whatever, I guess for me it's more about the music and the people.
The last date I went on was with a girl that a girl friend of mine set me up with because she was "perfect" for me, according to her. I've known
her for 20 years, so I figured she knew me well enough to know such things. Anyway. I pick this girl up, and first thing she does is say "Whats with
your car? Why would you drive that?" Then she complains about the music on my ipod "God, all this is so old." or "Why do you like this, you can't
even dance to it." to which I retort in my usual polite manner, "You can dance to any music." (by the way, the song playing was Twist and Shout by
the Beatles (a dance number, ha ha). Then, because I didn't know better, we go to a nice steakhouse and she immediately starts complaining that she
can't believe I took her there, since she's a vegan (something I was not aware of). So I say, how about we just go to Boomers (a local bar) for
karaoke, and she gets mad about that saying that I "just want to get her drunk, so I can get in her pants" which, of course, was not my plan, I was
just trying to make it a fun night. Plus, the whole time she was texting on her phone. Who does that? Why would you go on "blind" date, be that
rude, and text the whole time. So finally I said, "How about I just take you home, because you don't seem to be having to good a time." and she
says "God, I thought you'd never ask." So I take her home, and she just gets out of the car as soon as I stop and doesn't even say bye or thanks.
Worst date I've ever been on!
Now, granted, that's a pretty extreme case, but I have noticed that most girls are constantly tied to their phone. When I go on a date, I put my
phone on silent, or just shut it off completely. So I call the friend that set me up and asked her what the hell she was thinking. She says, "I
don't get it, she's usually so sweet." So she called her, because she was mad that I was upset about the whole thing and apparently the girl I went
on the date with said "Oh, I thought he was nice, I don't know what his problem was." What the hell is that about? So, my friend asked me all the
details, which I laid out like I have here. Of course, we're close friends, so she believe me, then she talks to the girl again and finds out that
she was texting another guy the whole time. I guess I just have bad luck, lol.
Anyway, I've tried the online dating thing, have been on one site for 2 years now, but it just doesn't work very well, I think I may be the only
person with an honest profile. Now, before you say, "be yourself, be confident, don't run yourself down" I don't, in fact I just act natural, and
make jokes and stuff. So far, people seem to think that I'm letting women walk all over me, which I'm not, if something's not right, I'll let them
know, I'm just not rude about it. One time, a girl broke up with me because I didn't vote for Obama. Now, I guess you should be on the same page,
but I just don't think politics should have any bearing on relationships. I didn't bring it up. I try to stay away from political conversations,
because people hold tight to their opinions.
Well, I'm rambling again. Guess I'll shut up for a bit.