The world of dating is a VERY scary place to begin with. Putting yourself out there is a ballsy move which I’ve bravely done many times just like billions of women do every day/all the time. I’m not a big fan of waiting.
What I experienced tonight wasn’t even a date and it was horrible. Actually, come to think of it, it was one of the worst times I’ve ever had with a guy I was romantically interested in. Yes, “was” as in past tense because I am definitely no longer interested.
No, I’m not exaggerating.
There are a few things I did that I shouldn’t have:
1. Broke my “no dating a younger guy” rule
2. Chased him instead of letting him chase me
3. Entertained the idea of dating a coworker
4. Assumed the guy in question picked up on my flirting and perceived his return flirting as romantic feelings for me
Those 4 things that I did sabotaged me from the beginning. I basically sabotaged myself in this situation. Yes, that sounds right.
I’m so embarrassed of how tonight (2.5-3 hours that we hung out) went that I’m going to spare you the details because it may cause you to slam your head into your computer monitor and/or keyboard repeatedly.
It was a disaster to put it mildly.
So learn from my mistakes because I sure did. That’ll be the last time I do any of those 4 mistakes again. Period. Especially all of them combined.