Thursday, October 25, 2007
New level of cynicism?
I think I've hit a new level of cynicism, if that's possible.
My gal pal wants to set me up on a blind date.
We were talking, and she was trying to convince me to go out with him.
She told me, "He's really cute, and when you meet him, he's all like, 'HI!' "
She made a big grin on her face.
I said, "I can tell it's not going to work out. He's already too much for me."
"Well, he's dating this guy now who's all glam, and good-looking, and it's not working out..."
"So, you're going to try to set him up with me, because I'm NOT all glam and good-looking, is that what you're saying?"
"Hmmm.....kinda.....but....he's a nice guy, and he's really cute....did I mention the cute part?"
I looked at her, with my Bea Arthur stare.
"OK, here's the deal. He's cute, good shape, flirty, in his thirties, and outgoing....and he's currently dating someone who's all GLAM. That tells me that his priorities are on the glam. He thinks he WANTS a boyfriend, because it's nice to have the whole package that you see on the magazine ads in OUT. But he doesn't really want a boyfriend, he wants the image of one. He will really never appreciate me, because I'm not the guy in the magazine ad. He'll keep looking over his shoulder, for someone cuter, better body, more money, bigger dick, whatever. We'll date for a while, and then he'll dump me.
Then, in ten or twenty years, when the cute boys are no longer looking at him, he'll tell himself that he's having a 'spiritual' awakening and he'll change his priorities and focus on guys who are stable and secure, goal-oriented, sense of humor, and are just good guys; guys who do other things with their lives other than try to hook up, party, and go to the gym.
Or maybe, he'll never realize that in his lifetime, and he'll continue to cruise and hook up with the next guy which will lead him slowly into the abyss of constant anonymous sex. And you can throw in an alcohol or drug abuse problem, it will help him numb the pain of his loneliness and depression."
My friend stopped, looked at me, and said, "So, you'll go out with him?"