TO: Men all over the planet
RE: Riddle me this
DATE: April 13, 2010
Well, boys, it looks like I’ll be wearing the Dunce cap this week. Surprised? Oh, come on, you know I have no trouble admitting my faults. Really.
But let me start with a question: What’s with the constant joking and flirting with someone you’re not even interested in romantically?
I only ask because right now, I’m feeling pretty stupid. Why? Because I actually, sort-of, kind-of had begun to convince myself that maybe, just maybe a certain guy could see me as something along the lines of a romantic interest. Well, if not a romantic interest, at least the on-ramp to the turning lane to the bridge to the expressway that might lead to your heart.
I know, looking back now, the whole thing just sounds like one giant mess of crazy. But I couldn’t help myself. I mean, this guy is awesome. And more than that, it seemed like he thought I was pretty awesome too, which I am, in case you haven’t figured that one out by now.
He was joking with me. He was making me laugh, and you know, boys, I find it utterly impossible not to fall for a guy who makes me laugh and smile. And damnit, he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
He probably didn’t even realize it, but he was sort of seducing me with his wit. So what did I do? I did my best to dish it right back, with my own brand of trademark humor, of course.
And gosh, it seemed to be working. I was thisclose to (casually, mind you) asking him out to lunch (you know, taking another bold leap and all that jazzy stuff, but also remembering that I am not a girl who rashly jumps into things…)
That is, until he casually let it slip that he tends to be a jokester with everyone.
Well, that’s good to know, I thought to myself. And if I’m being completely honest, this thought went through my head too:
Seems like I always mistake jokey friendliness for romantic interest. Stupid, Melissa…what are you thinking?
But I’m still confused here. Is this joking with us supposed to make us feel better? You know, sort of like a pity flirt. Are you trying to throw us a bone or something?
Do let me know, boys. I’d really love your insight on this one. Maybe the joke’s on me…? xoxo
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