Saturday, December 10, 2016
RED FLAG FRIDAY - CHAPTER 2 - Sushi with a fork.
Red Flag Friday is a weekly blog series in which I tell ridiculous relationship stories I've gathered from my own life and the lives of my friends and family. Every Friday I will share a crazy story that should have, at the time, been a red flag. For the sake of saving many people a great deal of embarrassment, the stars of these stories will be kept anonymous.
Once again, this is being posted on a Saturday because 1.I was out last night causing trouble with my long lost Boston bestie (hey girl!) and 2. I wouldn't be me if I was ever on time for anything.
Let me set the scene for you. Once upon a time there was girl who was propelled into the dating world after being in a relationship for 4 years. She was nervous, excited and not really sure what to expect. So she did what everyone these days does, she downloaded Tinder. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past 4 years and don't know what Tinder is, It is a "dating" app in which you swipe left - which means "no" or right - which means "yes" based solely off of 6 photos and a short bio. It's shallow, confidence-boosting, and if nothing else - extremely entertaining. So she starts swiping... and swiping... and swiping... accumulating match after match. It quickly became clear to her just how many people were out there in the world and it made the dating scene seem not so hopeless after all. She went on a few dates here and there but no one really sparked her interest.
Until one day she matched with this guy who seemed promising. He asked her out for sushi - and she was on cloud 9 because sushi is like, THE BEST. So they went out to her favorite sushi restaurant (which is now closed due to bribery to obtain a liquor license - but we won't talk about that) and they had an excellent time - or so she thought. One thing you must understand about this girl is that she is very sassy. And by that I mean, part of her personality is that she teases and jokes around a lot which apparently, not everyone can handle.. which leads us to how this story ends.
After the date, the boy texted her and said he had a great time, she's a great girl but there's just one thing - He goes to therapy for the fear of being judged and well, her sassiness would probably set him back in all of his progress. So he couldn't see her anymore... because .. SHE WAS TOO SASSY. Oh and the thing that really sent him over the edge was that she teased him for eating sushi with a fork and offered to teach him how to use chopsticks. This offended him and made him feel insecure. You can't make this stuff up folks.
... SHOULD'VE BEEN A RED FLAG.