It’s only for very good reasons that I miss writing a new post on my Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Today’s very good reason is that I either have a stage three sinus infection or stage two brain cancer. So on account of the fact that the world is currently most bearable when I’m horizontal in a dark room (but, isn’t that always the case?), I’m forced to pull my classic “one year ago today” post. Luckily since this blog has been going on for very close to three years, I can offer the “two years ago today” post alternative.
This week, two years ago today, the 20-Nothing world was wrapped up in why we hook up and why we don’t date. On this particular Monday of that year I wrote a piece based on a conversation with a male friend defending the fact that he’s found himself not wanting to date a given girl because he likes her too much.
I explore whether or not that’s bullshit within the post. Reading it today though, I’m not sure my argument still holds weight…
If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you. If you have, do you still assess it the same?
It’s not that he doesn’t like you, it’s that he does…too much.
“I’m saying there are girls you don’t want to date because you don’t like them. But there are also girls you don’t want to date – no – it’s more like you can’t date them – because you do like them, too much.’
“So you like them but they don’t like you back you mean?”
“No no – you like her and you’re pretty sure she likes you but you still can’t date her because she’s like too good – you like her too much.”