I woke up this morning and couldn't wait to get my fingers to the keyboard. The most bizarre situation occurred last night and I just have to write it out to make any sense of the situation. I'm still trying to figure out if it is an April Fool's joke or if this is just the oddest thing to ever happen, so let me set the scene and you can decide...
I've written a lot about dating apps and how they aren't really seeming to work out for me, but last week I finally got a response to a Dr. Seuss pick up line and the guy seemed to be ~normal~. We chatted a bit through the app, I found the perfect time to segway into passing along my number, and then we texted pretty consistently through the weekend. I was excited about having someone to talk with and get to know in that fun, early stage. But then I woke up to the WEIRDEST text message I've ever received in my whole life, and I quote:
"Hey I’m sorry, I did some soul searching and talking with the parents tonight and I’m not gonna be looking for a relationship for a while. I wish you the best of luck though in all your future endeavors"
First of all, you talked to your parents? I would never tell my mom about a guy I matched with on Bumble and was texting for two days, and I'm close with my mom. Second, what kind of soul searching did you do? It was literally 72 hours of "where'd you go to school?" and "any fun plans for the weekend?". Your number wasn't even saved in my phone yet and you had to search your soul to determine if you're relationship ready or not?! Okay.. If I didn't use your number to secretly stalk you on social media, I wouldn't even know your last name!! Two. Days. How would you even be thinking so far ahead to label it a relationship when you literally don't even know what I look like in person. Also... good luck in my endeavors? Was this a job interview that I just got denied for? Because that sound a lot like a rejection email I received for an application that I didn't quite qualify for.
Waking up at 7:30 to a text like this was straight up bizarre. Don't get me wrong, I PREACH about not being ghosted and I even responded saying thanks for not ghosting me, but it was a little deep for a 72-hour period of "talking". A simple 'hey I don't think I want to pursue this further' would've been acceptable. I say it all the time that you owe no one an explanation of your feelings, but to involve your parents and your soul is just weird. I don't need your parents knowing about a girl that you haven't even met yet.. And if he didn't actually talk to his parents about it, then that's an even weirder excuse to come up with.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around it because it was just so out of the ordinary. Saturday he even asked what my plans were if I was in the city he'd love to buy me a drink. So what changed? He also told me about a dental surgery that he has coming up this week, and went into a little too much detail for my liking, and then pulled the parent card. I guess I will count my blessings that it ended before it began if it turns out he's a weird person. This is a prime example of why I don't bother to save a guys number until he proves himself worthy, and also this is a harsh look into what millennial dating actually looks like. I guess I should be thankful he had the balls to tell me about his soul instead of just leaving me to wonder what if... 🤷🏼♀️ thank u, next.
Author - mallory
I've always lived a wild life, so here I am to document it for the world... be ready for some fun adventures, xoxo.