I would post this in my livejournal but the boy in question is on my friends list and I don’t know how often he actually reads there, and I need to vent, so here I am.
I have this friend M who I met back in October. When we met we hit if off and I liked him a lot, but I learned very soon after that he had a long distance girlfriend. Oh well, I said. I still talked to him online and saw him around here and there when I could come to hang out with the gang. I told him not too long ago, because I’m so comfortable with him, that I liked him as soon as I met him, and occasionally joked that I’d gladly be his back-up plan should they break up.
Then around the end of May, he broke up with her. And I thought “now’s my chance!” So since then I kept hoping he’d get around to me and maybe we could go out and see if there’s something more to be made of our friendship.
The last two Saturdays I asked him to hang out and both times he had other plans, but I felt like I was being blown off (longer story). After the first Saturday I decided I was done, this was too much emotional wear and tear. Then Thursday night I had a dream that we kissed and I was all goofy about him again. And now after this past weekend I’m feeling fed up again.
Then on Sunday night I had a revelation. I realized that I had been assuming all this time that M had feelings for me in return, when I never actually knew if he did or not. I’d been wondering, but I was acting on the assumption that he liked me, too, and so here I was waiting around for my turn, so to speak. I also realized that if he wanted to hang out with me, he could have asked me any old time. I know he doesn’t really go out during the week, but on the weekends he could have asked me. I’m so frustrated because I feel sort of stupid about the whole thing, but I’m annoyed with myself because I know that the next time I see him I’ll probably go all mushy on the inside and want him again.
I suppose this answers the question I’d had for a while, which was “do I really like him, or do I like him because of the flirting?” It’s a little of both, because we are good friends either way, but once again I got roped in by flirting.
[self pity]When will I be loved?[/self pity]
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