I'd venture to say⎯barring a nasty diagnosis or a death in her immediate family⎯she wasn't attracted, even though she liked him. In other words, she was either avoiding an act of rejection, or she was using him for his brain. Now I was being tested on a subject I knew nothing about. If you don't want someone like me, please let your freak flag fly right away.
Truthfully, I have no idea why this woman dumped my buddy. Get Your All Your Duck Fetishes in a Row "I hurt myself last night, but I can't say what I did," confessed one potential paramour over Pad Thai. We'd been hanging out for six weeks, and I thought there was potential.
I recently posted a question on my Protocol School of Texas Facebook page, asking readers about their number one dating deal breaker.
Both men and women shared dating experiences from the comical to the downright rude on both my page and by email.
This isn’t a business meeting, even if you do want to ruffle through her papers.
Prior to that, I spent five years having odd, incomprehensible, maddening, and deeply disheartening encounters like the one with Gary. Sometimes I'd get an email from someone who was exasperated by my own flaky behavior. With no agreed-upon etiquette, all of us did what we could get away with, or we emulated others. My opinion is this: If a same-sex couple is meeting for the first time, one of you should assume full financial responsibility. At first I thought we both had on the wrong outfits.Train your bachelor eye to decode body language: Is your date recoiling with tensely crossed arms, or looking skittish?If initial chemistry is lukewarm, start slowly and simmer; don’t be pushy with busy paws and probing questions.Try “You’re even lovelier in person” if you’ve met online; “You’re even lovelier than I remembered” if you met in person.If the word “lovely” doesn’t trip off your tongue, try “cute” — the goal here is to say something flattering and sincere. Dates that begin with a cold, prudish handshake are doomed from the start.He was reading a French-African play⎯upside down (meant as an obscure joke).