Some might think that my blog is bias because i am a guy… After all Beirut is the fabled 1 man to 7 women city (a “fact” that has been proven extremely wrong, especially in the Beirut central, but has been good for tourism.. Well from the Gulf at least… But who wants them to show up to your party?).
However, i would like to point out that dating is gonna be shit in any city. No matter where you are… I just happen to think it is especially bad in Beirut. Not just for men… But almost especially for women. Hence, why most men have terrible dates… It is a vicious cycle.. Women Expect the worst from us.
Nevertheless, it is always comforting to know that others have it as least as bad as you. I’m not being a pessimist. I’m sure if i was a Panda it would be much worse… If you could not even convince your own kind to procreate for the survival of your species then you are really fucked… or not fucked… however you look at it you loose.
Exclusive of Pandas, the dating scene still sucks. However when i see a story like the one below i understand why. As bad as men like myself might have it… Women always have it worse. So, for a brief moment i want to recognize the pain that women also go through… Hence, this must be the reason that there are so many damaged goods in the market…
Gentlemen, please stop doing this for your fellow man… You are shitting the pool for the rest of the swimmers.
(A letter from a a man who went on ONE date with a woman… and felt the need to write her a 12 page letter)
Take it away, Mike:
I’m disappointed in you. I’m disappointed that I haven’t gotten a response to my voice mail and text messages.
FYI, I suggest that you keep in mind that emails sound more impersonal, harsher, and are easier to misinterpret than in-person or phone communication. After all, people can’t see someone’s body language or tone of voice in an email. I’m not trying to be harsh, patronizing, or insulting in this email. I’m honest and direct by nature, and I’m going to be that way in this email. By the way, I did a google search, so that’s how I came across your email.
I assume that you no longer want to go out with me. (If you do want to go out with me, then you should let me know.) I suggest that you make a sincere apology to me for giving me mixed signals. I feel led on by you.
Things that happened during our date include, but are not limited to, the following:
-You played with your hair a lot. A woman playing with her hair is a common sign of flirtation. You can even do a google search on it. When a woman plays with her hair, she is preening. I’ve never had a date where a woman played with her hair as much as you did. In addition, it didn’t look like you were playing with your hair out of nervousness.
-We had lots of eye contact during our date. On a per-minute basis, I’ve never had as much eye contact during a date as I did with you.
-You said, “It was nice to meet you.” at the end of our date. A woman could say this statement as a way to show that she isn’t interested in seeing a man again or she could mean what she said–that it was nice to meet you. The statement, by itself, is inconclusive.
-We had a nice conversation over dinner. I don’t think I’m being delusional in saying this statement.
(this is only a portion of the 1,200 words on total… I’ve censored the rest out of pity.)
(It goes on. Way on. 1,200 words worth of on. But we’ll spare you.)
So there it is… We all have our stories… Feel free to share your bad experiences in the comments sections. Beirut must have a wider pool of dating disasters to access!