As I mentioned earlier, these days I've been trying a different approach to dating.
In the past, I've treated it like a job search: be aggressive. Make it known that you want the job / guy. Don't wait for THEM to call you -- if you want to talk to that person, pick up the phone.
Well -- that approach doesn't seem to be working these days. To steal a line from my friend "4": if I had a dollar for every second date I've had this year -- I'd have two ... no, ONE, exactly one dollar! That, my friends, is quite sad.
Like George Costanza, I now need to try the OPPOSITE of everything I've been doing wrong. Don't initiate dates -- let them suggest. Take your time calling / e-mailing them back. And -- this is the hardest for me, since I love to plan -- let them suggest the bar / restaurant / coffee shop. Oy.
I'm coming up with some catchy names for this campaign -- feel free to add your own! The person who comes up with the wittiest name will get a very special mention here ... maybe even in bold! What an honor!
Here's what I have so far:
F.L.I.R.T: First, Let 'Im Really Try
D.A.T.E: Don't Act Too Eager
S.T.O.P.: Stay Tough on Principles
The last one courtesy of my friends at dinner last night, as we sweated over deliciously spicy Thai food. Another alternative to the last acronym was "Stop Succumbing to Overwhelming Promiscuity" -- but I'm actually having the opposite problem these days (ie, lack of action), so that one won't work.
On the agenda for the weekend:
* a date with the ever-elusive AdMan! This is after eons of e-mails -- the suspense is maddening.
* possible drinks and overall rowdiness with the adorable Cute Jewess and company! Perhaps to be joined by the sexy Portuguese dish and his friends?