I Wish More Guys Were Like You: Let's Be Friends.
July 7, 2007 3:29 PM Subscribe
I'm soon to be 22, and I've never had a relationship... I seem to very consistently turn all my dates and potential girlfriends into girl friends and my therapist, family and friends seem to be running out of ideas. Any suggestions? Of course, complications and some potentially funny stories inside.
posted by StrikeTheViol to human relations (43 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
In junior high, I heard "wait till high school", and in high school "wait till college". Now that I'm here, having done a whole bunch of life work, seeing a therapist, finding new hobbies and new friends, I still can't find a girlfriend. It seems like girls I meet don't take me seriously as a potential partner after a short while, and I end up becoming friends with them. Beginning from my first crush, This has happened even in situations when girls have approached me. I don't seem to have trouble meeting them: although I'm in a wheelchair and have CP, I'm fairly fit, can speak articulately, and have been repeatedly noted for my sense of humor, although I'll admit I'm not as "quick on the draw" as some other Mefites. So, what gives?
I've tried many different things. Online dating was funny. The only girl who I ever could get in touch with was a stunning Serbian engineering student moonlighting as a model. A year and half later, we're good friends, and I'm starting to feel like my life belongs in The Onion. Disabled-specific dating? Check and ditto. I'm confident in my masculinity and positive qualities... what next, Mefi?