Know Your Worth
by Salty Melons
Desperation is something most people aren't aware of when displaying it. Be cautious how you treat your person of interest. Here's my story of how a guy who went from fun to annoying real quick.
Last year I went to a Christmas party with an old friend who's also a fwb. We kinda agreed to go to this party together but mind you, this guy has a gf. He said he told her he didn't want to be in a relationship anymore but they live together for convenience. As I stood by a corner drinking my drink and talking to my fwb, I look over and this very handsome man with threads is smiling at me huge and waves hello. I look at my date and ask if he knows him, thinking he was saying hello to him. Before I know it, this guy has me twirling on the dance floor making my night way more fun! He tells me that he asked my friend if I had a bf and he said no, not that he knew. He also said he had a gf. Still not sure if that part is true. Either way my fwb definitely didn't stand up for himself and say "Back up dude, she's with me", or something along those lines. Wouldn't you want to protect or keep things clear if someone is trying to steal your date?
Anyways, Mr. Dreads and I take a break from dancing and sit on a nearby sofa. We chat for awhile. I then get up to go to the bathroom and see my FWB guy grabbing his coat and getting ready to leave. I loudly say "What are you doing? NO, don't leave", he tells me he thought I had already left. I tell him " I'm going to the bathroom, don't leave!" and sure enough when I came back out he was gone.
At this point I'm pretty tipsy. My new date is not. He doesn't really drink heavy. We go back to his place (which I was thankful for because I was in no condition to drive home) which was very very close. The more time I spend with him, the more I think this guy is so wonderful. Next morning, I wake up thinking OMG this guy has HUGE threads! Definitely someone out not my type. I discover he's a stock broker, who bought an investment house, rents out the first floor and lives on the second floor. So he was smart with money and seemed ambitious. He was also a DJ. His decor of his house wasn't bad and he had lots of love for his cats. I literally thought, wow, I finally met someone decent and worth my time. Before I walk out the door this guy tells me he's ready for a girlfriend and I'm like "Oh, really?" and he immediately says "Yeah but not with you", I must of had the face of WTF. WTF
Then he tells me he's looking for a Jewish girlfriend and I reply with "cool". Well after that day, this guy has tried constantly to hangout again. I went out with him twice after our first night and then I was done. He tried to convince me to play with his circumcision scar because if caused him extra sensation (I was so grossed out and said nooo). His hair also smelled like dirty laundry. When he was at my house he tried on my robe because it looked cozy. Well he left my robe smelling like BO even though he had showered. I was so over this guy. On top of that he thought he was super smart when in fact he wasn't as knowledgeable as he thought. He was four years younger than me but still. Even though there was all these weird things, I still appreciated that he allowed himself to be vulnerable by showing he wanted affection and intimacy. What ended his streak and hit him blindsided was that he didn't see what I saw and that was the fact that he was feeling lonely and bored. His constant attempts of hanging out even after I declined nicely, showed this wasn't about me. This wasn't that he missed me, or that he wanted to see me. This was strictly him reaching out to fulfill his emptiness; he was bored and didn't feel like having to meet a new girl to talk to. He thought I was easy and fun. After I got tired of saying no, I finally said a FINAL no and explained a little on how I was feeling. He finally understood once I told him I didn't want to be a choice out of boredom but a real choice. I could have looked passed all the bad qualities but I value myself more than to spend it with someone who doesn't value me for me.
LEARN TO VALUE YOUR TIME!
If my date isn't providing me with entertainment, passion or laughter then he's not worthy of my time. This might sound selfish but in reality we have to do the things that make us HAPPY! Life is too short to go on shitty dates, Life is too busy to waste it on people that are negative, or bland. Life is about taking chances, but also choosing wisely! Dating isn't easy but one way to start conquering it, is by making YOU HAPPY first!! Don't forget that!
TIPS FOR MEN AND WOMEN ON HOW NOT TO LOOK DESPERATE:
Don't over call, don't over text, don't do it!!!
If he or she says no the first time you invite them somewhere, wait for them to try to make plans with you instead
If you ask a second time, don't ask a third, wait for them to make the plans with you. If they truly want to see you, they will put the effort in making that happen. Don't waste your time chasing who doesn't want to be chased.
If speak on the phone and end on a good note, don't call back a few hours later when you are free. Allow the other person to have their space, and miss you. Don't get them tired of you before they even get to know you. A little conversation here, allows for longer conversations later.
Don't tell your lady/guy that you are bored. No one wants to be with someone who isn't motivated to do anything on their own. At this age in day, no one should be bored.
Don't make the other person feel like they are your only choice, your last choice, or a choice out of boredome
Appear to be busier than you really are. It's nice to not know all your shit or at least try guessing what you are up to. Leave your shit to the imagination. This creates lust for one another. I don't need a diary page of what you did today. No one gives a shit.
Have deeper conversations and if you can't have an intellectual conversation to keep him or her interested than make sure you are making them laugh or making them feel relaxed and at ease.
Offer a massage, foot rub, or something thoughtful. We gravitate towards people who show empathy.
Don't text her/him as soon as you wake up and don't text good night. Unless you are in a serious committed relationship, DON'T TEXT those type of messages. Shows you have nothing better to do. Always appear busy. We like people who are striving to be better at life, and bettering themselves.
Don't send a bunch of selfies and your dick. We get that you like your muscles and your dick.