My one girlfriend when I was 16 is now happily married.
There was also a girl i was infatuated with a few years ago – she’s married now as well. But you’re creating a narrative of helplessness that simply .
And despite spending the last 11 years trying to find a girlfriend, I haven’t had a single one, and – to add insult to injury – I’m still a virgin! Of those, I felt the vast majority went well – I do have social skills after all – and I expressed interest in a second date for 17 or 18 of the women…
Right, here’s the first thing that leaps out at me: out of 20 dates, you’ve wanted to have a second date with 90% of them. is a discerning that you’ve only ever gone out with people who were exactly what you’re looking for… One of the issues with online dating is that it’s impossible to successfully gauge compatibility without meeting in person. You can have great, flirty conversations via text and instant messages or even Snapchat.
Which is why I suspect that part of the problem you’re having here is that you have a hole marked “Girlfriend” that you’re trying to fill and are less concerned about who fills it. …but all of them have rejected me with words along the lines of “it was lovely to meet you but I’m not sure I felt enough of a connection for a second date”. All of this despite evidence that they were interested in me, flowing conversation punctuated by laughter and even occasional arm touches etc. OK someone call Sir Mix-A-Lott because I hear a big “But” coming… If by “being ignored by women”, you mean that women aren’t approaching you for dates, then we’ve found your first problem.
When you want to have a second date with literally woman you’ve been on a date with, I’m left thinking that you’ve set the bar for a second date so low that you could trip over it. What you’re describing as “being ignored” is “women going about their daily lives”, which, remarkably, doesn’t revolve around you or your boner.
We just know “Yes, I’m attracted to that person” or “No, I’m not”. An amazing actor can pull this off for a little while. It affects how you talk to people, the way you perceive the world and how you interact with it. And like Binary Sunset, this is a theme that’s going to be recurring throughout your letter.
So scrub up and snap on the gloves; it’s time to get all up in them guts.
Doctor Nerd Love, I need your advice to get me out of a very negative mindset.
And while, yes, we are dealing with the consequences of the paradox of choice when it comes to dating, that’s something that affects men and women.
Which means – say it with me now: this isn’t an example of female privilege.