Me: there’s no name in my phone so I guess not.
Them: Ok never mind
Me: So who is this
Them: a guy you met at a bar a while ago. But you weren’t interested then so you won’t be interested now.
Me: (laughing emoji) This has to be one of the funniest texts I’ve received all year.
Me: Okay so how can I help you and who are you
Them: Good. Okay fine no more games. My name is John. I’m 28 years old. I met you at (a place) about a year ago. I was interested in taking you out this week if you are free.
Me: The cop?
Him: Yep. Held on to your number.
Me: It’s been a year?
Him: I think? It’s been a while.
Me: Bored and going through your phone?
Him: Yes! I guess it’s a perspective thing.
Me: Interesting. So if you’re still 28 it hasn’t been a year.
Him: I guess you got me. It’s been a while though. Would you like to go out to dinner this week?
Me: I’m not exactly sure what you’re looking for.
Him: I’m looking to take you out to dinner and get to know you. Pretty simple. If you’re not interested I’ll back off.
Me: I mean what is your ultimate goal basically…
Him: I’ll just wait another year and ask again lol. I don’t know. It depends on how we click when we see each other. Ultimately I’m looking for someone to date.
Me: Well I’m flattered but I really need somebody around my age because I’ve already done the young thing and it just does not work for me.
Him: Well I understand. I’m disappointed because I’m a different person but I understand. I’m still in interested in meeting you. if you change your mind and want to take a chance let me know.
Me: I’m just busy working and doing some changes for myself.
Him: Okay I understand. You’re not interested. No big deal.
Me: And for future reference, I like to be contacted when somebody’s not bored looking at their phone.
Him: I was being sarcastic… trying to play along… guess it backfired. But I don’t think that was the deciding factor.
I reminded him that the age difference is a huge factor, because I don’t want to waste my time on something that won’t grow into anything more. And still, he kept texting after I had stopped. Too bad these guys aren’t this persistent when it comes to actually having a relationship work rather than just trying to date someone hoping to get some booty, because that’s exactly what it’s all about. I’ve been through all of this before, and I am over it.
Him: I understand and respect the explanation.
Him: I tried.
Him: It would have been fun. Life is too short.
Okay, so now he’s really overreaching, attempting to guilt me into something I don’t want to do. I don’t appreciate manipulation, and that seems to be my experience when meeting men of all ages. He’s right about one thing – life is too short, especially to go on dates with people that you have zero interest in.