Oh, you beautiful dull

Eileen wonders if being interesting is all it’s cracked up to be:

I began to wonder why being interesting is such a death knell for my dating life. A fellow and I would be chatting nicely to each other and then the damnable word would escape from his lips and that would be the end of it. Of course, at first that I didn’t understand that it wasn’t meant as compliment because it was uttered in a smiley manner, with the light in the eyes that said, what an admirable girl this is, so how on earth could it be not a compliment, when the truth came in a crashing silence of the telephones. Rinse, lather, etc, it dawn that being interesting seems to be seriously uninteresting.

This is probably the same perverse dynamic that somehow redefined “nice personality” as “plain-looking” — or worse. Dating would be easier, I suspect, were it not for the damned code words.


  1. Jeffro »

    6 July 2008 · 9:40 pm

    And “call me” means “I’ll hide behind caller ID and my voicemail.”

  2. McGehee »

    6 July 2008 · 11:01 pm

    I always preferred the ones who could hold my attention even with our clothes on, since invariably that was the way we spent most (usually, all) of our time together anyway.

    Ironically, that probably meant that the gals I found interesting, thought me uninterested.

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