As I’ve gotten back into the world of online dating, I’ve had my share of awkward online interactions. (No, if chat is turned off, I probably don’t want to chat, especially if we’re a 30% match. And yes, I know I have a nice smile, I had braces twice and still wear my retainer diligently – but did you see that I also have an entire profile!?! Also… hi. Just hi. Apparently that’s a thing now, along with profiles composed 100% of selfies. C’mon Boston – you can do better!)
But nothing is more awkward than that moment where it’s just not quite clicking after a date or two – not so many that it’s worth a phone call or a drink to say goodbye, but just enough that you feel obligated to come up with excuses to not see someone again.
My work friends and wise sister recently convinced me to stop taking this wimpy option and actually tell someone that I wasn’t feeling a spark instead of fading away, and it was TOUGH. Finding the words, and actually sending them, made me feel like a giant jerk. But it also closed a door that I didn’t need to keep open (kind of like Tabless Thursday!).
In honor of the wimp’s way out, I bring you this gem that my mom made me watch this weekend as part of Garfunkel and Oates’s new tv show. It’s perfect. And I DO want to see it again.