Monday, April 28, 2008

Gotta vent, must vent..

Alright, this is a blog/journal entry, a little extra insight about me and actually, the name of my blog fits this post very well. Heads up, I'm not the hottest thing on the block, despite what it mays sound like in the proceeding ramblings. I've taken to the wonderful world of internet dating, woo hoo!!! So that should explain the number of males in the story.

First a little back story. I went out with a man in February for, oh three weeks or so. Not exclusively, but consistently. I had thought we really hit it off, there was fun conversation, chemistry. I liked him, which is naturally why I'm sure I weirded him out and at the end of the month he called me to let me know that he had just recently started seeing someone seriously (or that decision had been made) and we probably shouldn't go out anymore. I was bummed, but I gave him points for actually letting me know. We'll call him Man A.

In the first part of April, I started talking to another man who is really, really nice. He seems to really like me, we've gone out once and I am trying to find ways to limit the amount of texts he sends me (seriously, it only takes a minute or two to get a response). We're supposed to go out again on Wednesday. We'll call him Man B.

So two weeks ago, or there about, I get a text from Man A, just to see how I'm doing. I responded, but I was really going to try to not get psycho over it and read too much into it. Friday, I get an invitation, via text, to go to his house for an impromptu barbecue. Sure, why not I say. There was one other girl there by the time I got there... So that chick leaves and Man A and I start filling each other in on the last few months. Chemistry is still totally there. I ask at one point about the girl he was seeing and he mentions that they are breaking up. (Is it bad that that information made my day?) Anyways, I leave and I get a text the next day asking how my day was (from Man A, I got numerous texts from Man B). I answered and left it at that. The next night I get a phone call, lasted about 7 minutes. He says: How are you? What did you do today? By the way I'm officially single. What are your plans for the week? I say: How are you? How was your day? Well, that's good if that's what you were wanting. What are your plans for the week. He told me how busy he was, I said have a good week and we hung up.

The thing is, I really, really like Man A. I'd ditch Man B for Man A, at this point in time, in a heartbeat. Problem is, I don't have a clue about what Man A wants from me, if anything at all. Man B is coming on really strong (I see now why guys have run from me in the past) and it's a little overwhelming, as is the fact that he is 26, divorced and a dad of two small children...

Okay, the real dilemma is this: I'd love to ditch Man B at this point, and just sit and pine over Man A, you know, waiting for him to call. But when I actually say those words I see how stupid it is to pass up what could be a good opportunity because I want something else. Know what I mean? This isn't really all the details, but the jist and any rate. Feel free to give advice, comment, question, laugh, or whatever, it's just something that I had to get off my mind...

P.S. I haven't mentioned Man C, the 36 year old, separated-not-divorced-yet, dad of two who really wants to meet up with me and is pulling the same clingy behaviors as Man B...

P.P.S Sorry Aud, I know this is the kind of stuff reserved for our dinners, but I just couldn't hold it in. Oregano's soon?

9 comments:

PEACE, LOVE AND PINK said...

Katie I love you! you could tell the most boring story and it's intriguing. not that this one is I just know the situation! I think you are great and I think you should pine over man A

Brady & Marsha said...

You gotta go for what you want not just for what you can get! You are so cute Katie. I love your blog!

Lauren said...

You are SO cute! I am so proud of you for these dating decisions you are making. Keep me updated! Love ya!

jeffandlorraine said...

Whatever you do, don't settle!!! You deserve the very best! Keep us all updated.

audrey said...

Apology NOT accepted... This is the first I have heard of this and now I understand why you suggested Oreganos the other night. YES, we really need to go. WOW, that was quite the reading. Come to my room (classroom) and I will give you my opinion...

Kathy said...

I love your posts.... And you have way too much to offer to just take what comes easily!

kris said...

Katie, you are a silly girl! I know the complete history about Man A. I think he was nuts in the first place for not dumping the girl he was "supposedly" seeing! You are smart! You'll figure it out!

Joshua said...

My vote is that you kick Men B & C to the curb. In my limited dating experience I found that within 3-4 dates I could determine whether I was wasting my money on someone else's future wife. Any doubts this early in the process (e.g. men B & C) should definitely be acted upon. You deserve the best.

jennifer hulet said...

I second what Josh said!!