These two are so amusing.
proto-hip asked: How do you like your new job? Isn't Will the best?!
Goddamn interns finding my Tumblr.
"Please spare me from anyone who would like to be in a relationship with me." — Jen Kirkman, I Seem Fun Podcast
Note to self: The people you are attracted to are generally not good for you. Think of it like that Groucho Marx quote: "I wouldn’t want to be part of any club that would have me as a member." If there’s someone you’re attracted to and it seems like they might be into you, that is your indication to jet immediately.
I might have unrealistic expectations for what people want. Was that vague enough? If I like someone, I tend to go for broke. My last boyfriend, I’d known him for a few years with neutral feelings about his existence, and one night I decided that I was in love with him, and just went and told him so. “You. I pick you,” I said, and after a month or so, he was like, “Okay.” That was that.
My roommates often talk about crushes they have where they don’t ever want to meet or pursue the person they’re into. That’s pretty foreign to me. There’s a Tina Fey quote where she says she has “confidence beyond her looks and abilities,” and that’s sort of how I operate. I’ve certainly been rejected and I don’t brush that off easily but I find it more frustrating to never get the chance to even try and woo someone I find attractive. Someone I’m seeing right now, I just met him after a show and was like, “Hi. You’re cute.” Another one I met via Twitter. Another I met via an ex. I know I’m lucky to have that sort of openness about approaching potential romantic interests — that forwardness and aggression. That’s the short game. The long con is what I have trouble with.
I’m pretty genuine and if I like someone, I tend to speak off the top of my head — I’ll ask lots of probing questions or say sort of outlandish things. I had a tweet once that encapsulated this:
Don’t get when girls freak about what to text a guy to seem cool. Text the craziest shit you can think of, and if he gets it, he can hang.— Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn)January 26, 2014
This seems very confident and secure of me, but truthfully, it’s a way to weed out the people who will inevitably disappoint me, and it’s a defense mechanism. And more often then not, it doesn’t work out because the other person can’t get on board. I’m very up front with what I’m looking for, and I forget way too often that not everyone out there is.