August 25, 2005


I hate dating.

Let me clarify. I. HATE. DATING.

Relationships, I don't hate. Interviewing potential candidates, approaching potential candidates, responding to the approaches of potential candidates...I hate all that.

However, I have been on an extended hiatus from dating, and no relationship has fallen out of the sky (or cyberspace), so it's time to make an effort.

Candidate A gets his shot this weekend.

I guess I should shave my legs. Not that he'll get lucky, mind you, but just because that's part of that whole "effort" thing.

God help him if he likes me. I try not to be difficult, but I can't resist it sometimes. I need a guy who knows enough to ignore my difficult days and likes me enough to still be nice to me when I'm not so nice to him.

I probably shouldn't lead off with that, eh?

God, I hate dating.

Posted by Jennifer at August 25, 2005 11:45 AM | TrackBack

Well (from a male's perspective mind you) if that post is any indication, I would recommend leading off with a shot of whiskey and a BJ.

Seriously though. Don't let him find out that you can be mean. He's got to bite the bait squarely before you set the hook. Then you get to treat him however the hell you want; which is really the goal in any relationship - the manipulation.

Posted by: shank at August 25, 2005 11:58 AM

I'd be happy to interview him for you. You know, give my professional opinion and all. Maybe have a word with him about his intentions.

Posted by: Paul at August 25, 2005 01:01 PM

And here I was thinking with you taking that Christianity/Judaism/Islam course that you were considering a life of celibate contemplation.

Posted by: Rev. Mike at August 25, 2005 01:03 PM

Sooooo, is he student or faculty?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 25, 2005 07:23 PM

Just hide in the bushes, and then jump out and rape him.

You can tell a lot about a guy from that.

Not that I would know.

Posted by: Bane at August 25, 2005 07:48 PM

I appreciate the thought, Paul, but somehow I don't think many candidates would pass your screening.

TS-he's both. :-p

As for my being mean, Shank, I do limit that to a few days each month. I'm normally really, really nice.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 25, 2005 10:32 PM

remember to practice safe sex and use condoms...

Posted by: indcoup at August 26, 2005 04:31 AM

lol... i agree with ya on dislike of dating & being pro-relationships.

i also agree with previous noter about waiting until the hook is set before being mean (if ever). =) he has to really like ya to remain in the picture after Meany Jen shows herself.

best wishes...

Posted by: jen at August 26, 2005 05:34 PM

Well, yes, dating *can* suck, if you allow it to affect how you feel about *yourself*.

If instead you remain secure in who *you* are and use the process to both learn about yourself and those you meet, it can at the least be interesting, and on occasion fun.

So, there it is...

Posted by: Jack at August 26, 2005 06:23 PM