The New M.E. Generation











“Care to dispute? I’m listening,” said I. “From experience, whether you call them or not, behave well (or not) on the first date and else, afterwards most of them become MIA.

My girlfriend says that if you don’t impress them right away, they’re not interested in you for anything, not even a friendship. I think she’s right.”

“So you’re saying that men are not interest in you after that first date because you’re unable to impress them?” asked he.

“I don’t know what their problem is, but that’s pretty much what’s happening. Even if I make the effort of calling them, they don’t return my calls or want to go out again.”

“I just don’t get it. If you have been able to recover your personality, you shouldn’t be having this problem. It doesn’t make sense.

I wonder what aura you emit that make men want to take off. Maybe you’re trying too hard or feeling insecure.”

“I think it’s a combination of things. After been married for so long you have to figure out how to date again like when we did back in school.

More than trying too hard, I think it’s a trial and error. I have to keep on trying until I get it right.

Insecure? Sometimes because you don’t get why guys snob you. But I’ve learned not to take it personal or put the blame on me.”

“You were always kind of quiet in school, but smiling and in a good mood. If you’re not happy now with yourself and/or your life, it will hold you back to getting what you want. You need to get rid of the crap that won’t allow you to fly.

You’re still young and attractive, and should be living life to the fullest. And, you don’t need a guy to be in that good place. You do need to get your act together or you will never be happy in a relationship.”

“I know, I know. I’m working on it.”

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So Sunday came and I’m excited that I finally get to meet up with Christian. I got my things together and headed to the marina at the time he had indicated me to be there.

I got there just on time and waited on my car at the marina parking for his call. Upon his arrival, I would get in the boat and away we go.

About 15 minutes had passed after the meeting time, so I decided to call him.

“I’m so sorry,” said Christian, “the boat’s motor is not running as it should and we’re working on it.”

(Oh no! This is not happening, the meeting that is.) “Do you think it can be resolved?”

“Yeah, this kind of thing does happen once in a while, so we know how to fix it. The question is how fast it can be done.”

I hung up with Christian. He pleaded with me not to leave, that the problem would be solved and kept his word on meeting.

I’m still sitting in the car, wondering again why is this all happening to me. Can’t believe how complicated this meeting has become.

Have I been jinxed or something?

Is the universe telling me that this is not going to work? It sure looks that way. The details of what have happened before today can’t be any more clearly.

Yep, I think this is doomed. And, once again, I’m in a crossroad (while sitting on my car) to decide what to do here.

Christian said he would call back once the problem was solved. Do I think he will? Yes. Do I think I will get to see him today? (Between you and me) no.



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