Dating guys with potential is like settling for a 2-star hotel.
While eating dinner one evening, you’re interrupted by a young girl who recognizes you from the news.
She gushes about the Mars Program you’re spearheading and pays you numerous compliments before getting to the point.“It’s my boyfriend,” she tells you.
You’re left wondering what went wrong and analyzing (and reanalyzing and reanalyzing) things with your friends. While we’ll never be able to fully understand guys (and we probably wouldn’t want to), you can learn from these moments.
We found 10 women in your situation and asked experts to give their insights on what happened so you can dodge future dating disasters.
He reads a lot of science fiction and watches Star Trek (). ”“Oh…well, currently he works as a server, but he took a lot of astronomy classes in high school. I know if you gave him a chance you’d realize he’s the perfect fit! If this situation were to play out in real life, the poor girl would get laughed out of the restaurant, or you’d be wondering in what level of delusion she currently lives. It’s like they’re trying to justify a 2-star hotel for being a 2-star hotel.
Just because you, I, and everyone else on Earth might have the “potential” to become an astronaut doesn’t mean we’re going to be one. While they may not use the word “potential,” they’ll justify actions, behaviors, or nuances that most of us would find alarming (more on that in a second). Two-star hotels are supposed to have clean sheets, HBO, locks on the door, and a shower that works.
If the date feels like a hook-up, that’s probably what he’s seeking.
To be sure you don’t give the wrong impression, “set a date for the future, and make it the right time of day and place so the intention of getting to know each other is there in the beginning,” recommends Ian Kerner, Ph.
Because sex is so much more easily attainable for women – or so the conventional wisdom goes – they have luxury of being able to define the standards which men must meet, wantonly cutting off men who are not rich, tall douchebags with square jaws and fast cars.