In which I set a new record for rejections....
Dating is many things: exciting and interesting, full of anticipation. But most of all, dating is about rejection.
I'm pretty used to the last part, and often it's just a "delete and move along," but in the last week, I have to say I may have set some sort of record: in less than 5 days I have been rejected by 3 different women!
What's the most frustrating part of this whole endeavor is that they inevitably involved days or weeks of messaging back and forth, getting to know the person, see if you're on common ground, then arranging for the date (which means setting aside time) and picking up the tab (because women shouldn't have to pay for dating; their lives are expensive enough!)
And each of these dates went pretty well, at least from my perception. The women seemed comfortable, we had lots in common, shared some laughs and insights, and were all at similar stages of life.
But each one comes back after a day or two with the same line: "You're a (nice, interesting, amazing) guy and I really enjoyed myself but I don't think there's chemistry between us...."
We all know that this is coded language for something else.