Okay, here’s the problem.
I’ve been chasing this girl for quite a while. Unfortunately, I’m not the most obvious guy; actually, I exhibit the chronic “nice guy” symptoms that most of the ladies here are already familiar with. In other words, low self esteem, an unwillingness to confront women on what I want, and just general wussiness. I also am terrible at reading and giving signals. So, since July, the situation has been less than optimal.
Fast forward to this weekend. She’s on a sports team that travels a lot, and just returned from a trip across the country. I got in touch with her last night, and asked her if she had any plans for Friday, since I was going to be down by her and was planning on going out with a mutual friend.
Nope, she says. Can’t; gotta date.
Well, FUCK. Now what? I’ve been wanting to get together with this girl since February, and I actually got up enough balls to try getting something going (which is a big step for me-hey, I said I was a wuss). So now I’m mad; not at her, but at myself, for not biting the bullet and just going balls to the wall on this.
So here’s the plan. I don’t think she’s too serious about this guy yet; we talk about once every 2 weeks, and I spoke to her before she left for this trip. This is the first time she’s mentioned any dates. Now that I realize I have absolutely nothing to lose, I’m prepared to lay it all out (which sucks, since I’ll have to do it on the phone).
I’m going to do it tonight.
Now, Teeming Millions, rip me and my plan to shreds. I want to know what you think-is this a good plan, or does it rank up there with New Coke? Any hints, helpful suggestions? Flames? Whatever, it’s welcome.
Oh, and for those who wanted pick up line #5, here it is (it’s here because I may have to use it tonight): “How do you expect me to become the love of your life if you won’t give me a first date?”
“I’m still here, asshole!”-Angus Bethune