• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

January 20, 2009

Dating Diary: The Initiator

Share
blond woman leaning on a fence in a field drinking a glass of wine

Photo Credit: Andrejs Pidjass/iStock

Special Offer

Morgan, 27, teacher, Washington, D.C.

SATURDAY 7:30 p.m., gym: Got a surprising text from the sexy lawyer I chatted up at a concert a few weeks ago. Nice!

8 p.m.: After a dozen "What have you been up to?" and "How was your week?" texts, he finally asks me what I'm doing tonight. I write back, "Nothing ... yet." No response — I guess he's not going to take the hint and ask me out, so I cave and ask him to a friend's party later.

10:30 p.m., friend's house: I'm waiting for the lawyer outside at my friend's party. Realize I'm not sure I'll recognize him.

10:45 p.m.: I recognize him! We go inside. Instead of mingling, we sit in the corner talking.

11:45 p.m.: Head to a nearby lounge and stay for one drink. He walks me to my car, where we have an awkward good-night hug. I can't tell if he wants more or not, so I leave it. I reaaaally like him.

TUESDAY 8:30 p.m., home: Text lawyer: "Wanna hang out tomorrow?"

9 p.m.: Response: "After work. Where?"

WEDNESDAY 7 p.m., bar: We meet up at happy hour. Then we go to hear live music. I initiate some hand-holding and making out. Remind him I have to get up early for work, so I head home alone. (He's gotta work for something here.) We make plans for Saturday.

FRIDAY 7 p.m., home: Can't stop thinking about the lawyer. Decide to text him to see what he's doing tonight. Hmm. I wonder why I have to initiate everything. I know guys are slow to make the first move, but this is ridiculous.

10 p.m.: Still no text back. Grrr.

SATURDAY 2 a.m., home: Woken up by my phone chiming. It's a text from the lawyer: "Sorry — was out on a date! LOL." WTF?! Why do I attract such idiot guys?

4 a.m.: Not sleeping. I'm too pissed off.

10 a.m.: Making breakfast when I get another text. "What time do you want to meet up this evening?" Is he serious?

12 p.m.: I make him wait, and then text him back: "Sorry — I'm busy." He immediately writes, "What's up?" but I ignore it.

4 p.m.: He calls my cell but doesn't leave a message. Now he initiates....

8 p.m.: He calls again. I answer and say I'm already out with my friends. I don't explicitly say I'm done with him, but I'm sure he can tell from my curt "yeahs" and "whatevers." I tell him I have to go, then hang up. Next!


Share
Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
One winner will receive year's supply of makeup products from Dior and a year's supply of hair products from Tresemmé as selected by the Sponsor. A total prize package of 485!

One winner will receive year's supply of makeup products from Dior and a year's supply of hair products from Tresemmé as selected by the Sponsor. A total prize package of 485!

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From Sex & Love Advice
14 Signs You Should Ask Him Out

Just stop playing coy and do it.

Your Hottest New Sex Toy? The Internet

A recent Marie Claire/Esquire sex survey revealed that it isn't just men going online for porn — a full 17 percent of American women are now clicking for kicks, as well. It also turns out that one in every four dollars spent on porn — including movies, sex toys, and phone sex — is spent by a woman. Curious what all the loud moaning is about? Check out this short list of reputedly female-friendly sites!

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue