Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A month off from blogging

Well, I took a month off. In the past month, I have gone on zero dates (other than dates with House). I spent a week of vacation with my family. I talked to MrShit on the phone in Hong Kong. And guess what? Life just kept going.

I decided to take a break from blogging after my mom read my blog about my trip to New Orleans and she was less than pleased with my behavior. I guess making out with a drunk girl is not something you should tell your parents about. Ever. Or at least if you are a single mormon male.

Milo has moved into my house. I am excited about it cause I think I need to get back into dating. Milo thinks we should join an online dating site (separately). I have been trying to evaluate my dating habits and I have come to a shocking conclusion. Maybe you will disagree but I wonder if all my dates just find me horribly boring. If you have met me, you probably don't think I am particularly boring. But, when I am on a date with a girl, especially a girl that I am interested in, I think I may be reverting to my old boring ways (i.e., the boring person that I was in high school). For instance, telling a girl that I am a patent attorney makes me think that I come across as responsible and hard working. But in reality, I think I come across as stuffy and boring. Milo's solution to this problem: change the game. He thinks that if I go on dates with a more playful attitude, it will help the girls see that I am a fun guy. So, his suggestion is for me to downplay all of my accomplishments. Instead of saying I am an attorney, he thinks I should say I am a garbage truck driver or something to that effect. Then, if the girl likes me, she will be pleasently surprised to find out that I don't actually collect garbage for a living. I am a bit worried that she might find out and think I am a liar but it seems like it's worth a try. After all, I am never going to lie to build myself up, only down. So any lies that I am caught in are like a pleasant surprise. That way, maybe I can come across as interesting and fun to girls. Think this is a bad idea?


  1. Lying is always a bad idea and its definitely not the way to start out with someone new, ever.

  2. I think you should just be yourself. Lying and then telling her the truth right after would be better.

  3. It would be much better to present the downplay with statements like: "I have a boring office job, but I'm only doing it because I'm aspiring to be the worlds most devoted and punctual garbage man in existence." You're obviously joking, but you answer the "What do you do for a living" question, while steering away from it with a joke that will most likely turn the subject attention from you - at that point you can ask her what she does, etc.

    Just a thought.

    Girls love a humble boy.

    Or at least, girls with a pride complex that is combined with a competitive nature love humble boys.

  4. 1. i missed reading your blog
    2. dont listen to your friend
    3. listen to sheena.

    i pretty much agree with the other girls about the lying. i will almost always backfire, but being humble and downplaying your actual job could be smart in the beginning.
    you are definitely not boring. get that out of your head right now.
    i am done being bossy for now.

  5. If she asks what you do - tell the truth. If she doesn't ask - maybe don't volunteer (or ask her what she does because that will undoubtedly make her reciprocate the question.)

    I think it's ok to skip the 10 billion questions to start - better to learn a bit about their behavior first. :)

  6. I think you should always be honest, but you don't have to spend 10 minutes talking about patent law. Just act like it's no big deal! Then turn the attention on her. I like to talk about what we each do for about 10 seconds and then I feel like it's going no where. I think you should find a way to turn the conversation to something other than yourselves. This way she can let her guard down a bit and you are taking charge without her even knowing it! Plus you remain slightly mysterious, which girls think is a good thing, I think.

  7. littlebrother is 100% right on, this time.

  8. haha, please Holly... I'm always 100% right on