Right, here we go… let me get the blasphemy out of the way…
I am sick of all the bullshit and I am sick of having to be nice and appearing sympathetic to people who are quite clearly treating me like a mug.
These people in question are MEN!
Seriously, I thought I had heard every excuse under the sun, I have worked in Sales for about 8 years now and you become an expert at telling people what you think they want to hear. Rather naively I thought that dating would be completely different. Especially now I am approaching 30 quicker than I would like, a little part of me expected men my age to have grown up and be able to be honest about how they feel.
If men don’t want to go on a date, that is absolutely fine but don’t come out with the whole “my brother got rushed to hospital and I need to go and see him” or “I have a work commitment and will have to re-arrange.” You may think these excuses could be legitimate. However the men who came out with these particular excuses then appeared to drop off the face of the planet. Guys, word to the wise… just tell the truth!! You would get more respect if you did!
Never one to dwell too much (ahem!) on what I did or said, it’s simply a case of moving onto the next man. However there is always a niggling doubt in the back of your mind. Friends tell me that it is “their” problem and it has nothing to do with what I have done or said, though it can be hard to realise that.
So why is this proper first date proving so elusive? I mainly put it down to the fact that I am very fussy about any potential men, they have to live in the nearby vicinity, be over 6ft, age range of 30-36 at a push, be stable-ish, be able to hold a conversation and most importantly when online dating… be able to spell! It may also be because I am not truly over the love of my life. A true Romeo and Juliet story though in the case of “wrong place, wrong time.”
Friends have started a #saveoursim project over on Twitter to see if social media can help in the search for a man. I am hoping that my Prince will just pop up, when I least expect it of course, though giving love a helping hand can’t be a bad thing!