Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just friends

After responding to his last message on Friday, I finally heard back from Richard today. He said that he's only just getting back into the dating scene and didn't really feel a romantic connection between us; he did, however, feel really comfortable with me and hopes he made a new friend. I think I've been single for such a long time that I was wanting things to work out with Richard (relationship-wise) so badly that I overlooked the fact that we will probably make great friends, because I actually feel the same way as he does. It just took reading his message to make me figure this out. I'm surprisingly happy with this, as hard as that may be for some of you to believe. He proposed meeting up again soon—especially if it involves board games (yay!)—so we'll likely see each other again this week.

And now, for today's, um, interesting, profile: "Intellectual-Adventurer seeking a Muse. Think Indiana Jones meets Ender Wiggin, looking for someone like Reese Witherspoon or perhaps Amelie. I am confident and outgoing. I seek adventures, particularly tests of the mind, body and will—the impossible ski run, the glacier-clad mountain, the unsolved theoretical problem. Even if I fail, I wil have learned something—and I don't take stupid risks. Yet, I also have a softer side. I'm not afraid of being creatively affectionate…"

6 comments:

Ily said...

Okay, so, the only thing worse than listing "Ender's Game" as your favorite book is actually comparing yourself to him. People make it way too easy to make fun of them.

Am I right that sometimes romantic connections develop over time? Anyway, of course I don't find that hard to believe :-)

Katie said...
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Katie said...

I've actually never read "Ender's Game," but I figured that was what he was referring.

Given that the guys I've dated started as friends first, I'm definitely of the opinion that romance can develop after you get to know someone better. We'll see…

Ily said...

I don't think "Ender's Game" is a bad book, per se, but when I was younger, it was always the "gifted kids" who loved that book, and they happened to also be the meanest, most obnoxious kids in the school. So I fear I'll always associate that book with kids who need to get over themselves. Not really too sexy.

Lanafactrix said...

Indiana Jones, Ender Wiggin, Amelie, and . . . Reese Witherspoon? *sings* One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong!

Seriously, does that guy know how snotty he sounds? It can't be real. It's post-hipster irony, right? Right?

Superquail said...

Creatively affectionate? Does that mean he'll make you a care in the shape of a pigeon or something?