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4/25/2010

Jaded by Senior Year

Submitted by Wendell:

Glenda, a very well-liked, pretty, and popular girl, asked me out in high school for a Friday.  She picked out the restaurant, the after-dinner movie, and seemed to have everything planned out.  I couldn't believe my luck, and figured that this was finally proof that good things happen to nice guys who wait a while.

At dinner, she seemed distracted by something else, and didn't seem at all interested in what I had to say.  I went as far as asking her, "Do you really want to be out on this date with me?"
She yelled, "How could you say that?  What do you think this is?  What are you thinking, that I'm just pretending to be interested in you?"

She got more and more upset, and I dropped it with multiple, profuse apologies.  I hadn't been out with too many women at this point in my life, and wondered if this sort of conversation was normal.  Sorry I asked!

At the movie I tried to hold her hand and it seemed like she couldn't move far enough away from me.  I second-guessed myself over and over.  Was I moving too fast?  Was this really how first dates were supposed to go?

After the movie, she mumbled a goodbye and drove herself home.  Despite how badly it went in retrospect, I was amazed that she had even asked me out in the first place.  I thought about her all weekend and couldn't wait for our second date.

I went up to her at school on Monday and she acted like she didn't know me at all.  One of her friends, Sally, took me aside to tell me that it had all been an act: Glenda did it to make some other guy jealous.

"Wow, what a bitch," I said out loud, unable to stop myself.  Sally clamped her hand over her mouth, then scampered off, presumably to tell Glenda.  I was mortified at the time, but in retrospect, she completely deserved it.

I can't say that, as I've grown older, I've found that women act much differently.

14 comments:

Uh... welcome to high school??

I'm sorry that your experiences with women since then have not been any better, but we're not all like that. Some of us are genuine and not all like that shallow little brat you dated in high school.

The last line of your post really nails in the "I'm a tool" part.

Yeah, you lost all sympathy with that last line. It may have been a totally genuine date, but she realised, as that last line showed, that you're a total tool, and her friend just made up a face saving lie afterwards.

Men and women are different. Resenting women for having another set of values is dumb. She was trying to increase her attractiveness to the male who had the genes she was looking for.

The fact that she chose you meant that she thought that you at least gave the external appearance of being a competitor to fertilize an egg.

When you're young this is all confusing, but with the distance of time you ought to have gained some perpective.

In hindsight (and this would of course be beyond the average young guy)if you had cooly smiled and told Sally that Glenda was such a bad kisser that you'd never go out with her again, you might have created a drama and ended up scoring with Sally.

Men and women are different. Resenting women for having another set of values is dumb. She was trying to increase her attractiveness to the male who had the genes she was looking for.

The fact that she chose you meant that she thought that you at least gave the external appearance of being a competitor to fertilize an egg.

When you're young this is all confusing, but with the distance of time you ought to have gained some perpective.

In hindsight (and this would of course be beyond the average young guy)if you had cooly smiled and told Sally that Glenda was such a bad kisser that you'd never go out with her again, you might have created a drama and ended up scoring with Sally.

Maybe if you didn't start every date with, "Who do you *really* want to be on a date with you lying bitch!?" and then throw a prom corsage in her face, you'd have better luck.

^ "OMG I'm the only one that got that movie reference! The rest of you are so dumb!!!!111eleven!"

in my experience people who refer to themselves as 'nice guys' seldom are, especially in the context of finishing last. 'nice guys' get all passive aggressive and downright aggressive when someone out of their league won't go out with them all the while eschewing the girls that actually like them. they're as shallow and superficial as the girls they chase.

UGH @ the last line of this post. What a cock!

@1:02 What are you on about? Or on?

This was also like Starter for 10, which was an updated J.H. or a rip-off, which ever you prefer. I still liked it.

News to the O.P. - guys do this too. But yes, she was a bitch. You should have written that on her locker and spit gum in her hair at the next spirit rally.

^ Nah, the guy would have at least slept with her to make the other girl jealous. This bitch didn't even put out.

Your last line wiped away any sympathy I had for you, OP.

Your experience since that time only makes me think you're a bitch magnet. Oh well. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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