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RyanAmysMom

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Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:39:46 AM »
Ok- here's my situation....
It's been 2 years since DH passed.... and much, much longer than that since I was really "satisfied."
I'm dying here.........  (sound familiar?!?)

So, I was recently having a text conversation with a friend, and I told him I was looking for trouble.  He replied, are you sure?  And I said, yep.  So he commented something like, I'll bring it if you're really interested......  So I again replied, yep.  He replied, tell me more... so I did.....  Told him that  was ready to date.....  His next text was.... "I'm busy.....will text in a few minutes"

That was a month ago.  No texts since then.....

So... did I not make myself clear?  I'm not interested in chasing this dude.....  He "likes" or comments on everything I put in Facebook - so....  what should I do?  Leave it alone?  Is he just not interested?  Do I call him on it?  Ugh........... 

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 08:48:30 AM »
Maybe he's scared?  I think I'd leave this one alone, surely there are plenty of others where you can find some trouble  :D
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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 08:56:13 AM »
I am agreeing with Trying.  You've been clear so if he doesn't want to respond that's his loss! :)
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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 11:52:58 AM »

So... did I not make myself clear?  I'm not interested in chasing this dude.....  He "likes" or comments on everything I put in Facebook - so....  what should I do?  Leave it alone?  Is he just not interested?  Do I call him on it? 

Amazing to me that this man's behavior is not understood. I know it's difficult to believe this but take it from a guy -

Vegas man is treating you as you asked to be treated - that is, a no challenge notch on his headboard to be called upon when the mood suits him, not you.

To be even blunter, and to answer a question not asked but I think important, no, he doesn't respect you. You didn't require that so he will not offer it.

T2B is correct, there are lots of other men that will be happy to offer you the 'trouble' you seek without adding in those pesky items of dignity or respect.

But just remember the rules - when it blows up, and it will, no whining allowed.

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 12:37:24 PM »

So... did I not make myself clear?  I'm not interested in chasing this dude.....  He "likes" or comments on everything I put in Facebook - so....  what should I do?  Leave it alone?  Is he just not interested?  Do I call him on it? 

Amazing to me that this man's behavior is not understood. I know it's difficult to believe this but take it from a guy -

Vegas man is treating you as you asked to be treated - that is, a no challenge notch on his headboard to be called upon when the mood suits him, not you.

To be even blunter, and to answer a question not asked but I think important, no, he doesn't respect you. You didn't require that so he will not offer it.

T2B is correct, there are lots of other men that will be happy to offer you the 'trouble' you seek without adding in those pesky items of dignity or respect.

But just remember the rules - when it blows up, and it will, no whining allowed.

Good luck - Mike

Where does the OP say that that was how she was asking to be treated? Where does she ever in this post set out the parameters around any encounter that might have occurred? Where does she say his respect wouldn't have been required? Why is it always the woman who has to earn the man's respect? Perhaps he should also have to demonstrate that he deserves her respect?

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 01:04:35 PM »
My two cents , it looks like you were looking for sex from him not dating . I would let it go. I honestly believe if a guy is interested , he will pursue .
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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 04:21:13 PM »


Amazing to me that this man's behavior is not understood. I know it's difficult to believe this but take it from a guy male chauvinist -

Vegas man is treating you as you asked to be treated - that is, a no challenge notch on his headboard to be called upon when the mood suits him, not you.

To be even blunter, and to answer a question not asked but I think important, no, he doesn't respect you. You didn't require that so he will not offer it.

There, fixed that for you, Mike.


To the OP, no telling what your friend's silence (at least in texting you back) means ... maybe he had a little buzz going in Vegas and engaged in a little flirting, maybe he's not interested in you that way, maybe he just forgot to text you back ... who knows? I wouldn't pursue it though, just carry on like normal. The ball is in his court now.

The thing I do know is that you did nothing wrong. You're a consenting adult and he's a consenting adult. And, no matter what the outcome, you're permitted to whine about it all you want.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 04:30:06 PM »
Well stated MissingJoan, more like BAM!! You nailed it!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 08:21:07 PM »


Amazing to me that this man's behavior is not understood. I know it's difficult to believe this but take it from a guy male chauvinist -

Vegas man is treating you as you asked to be treated - that is, a no challenge notch on his headboard to be called upon when the mood suits him, not you.

To be even blunter, and to answer a question not asked but I think important, no, he doesn't respect you. You didn't require that so he will not offer it.

There, fixed that for you, Mike.


To the OP, no telling what your friend's silence (at least in texting you back) means ... maybe he had a little buzz going in Vegas and engaged in a little flirting, maybe he's not interested in you that way, maybe he just forgot to text you back ... who knows? I wouldn't pursue it though, just carry on like normal. The ball is in his court now.

The thing I do know is that you did nothing wrong. You're a consenting adult and he's a consenting adult. And, no matter what the outcome, you're permitted to whine about it all you want.

Yes.  This exactly.  You're trying to sort things out.  This is the place to do it.  Don't listen to Portside.  We are here to be a cushion for you, no matter what choices you make as you try to find your way forward.  We will offer advice but most of us will never judge you and will certainly not tell you not to "whine."  god knows I've come here "whining" when I was in need dozens of times. 

Get a grip, Portside, or get with the times.  Your constantly telling women their self-respect is in a man's hands is pretty goddamn archaic.  The women on this message board come here to try to figure out who they are going to be in a brave new world that, quite frankly, is different from the world of widowers (I could go further with white male privilege but at this point wont).  Just cut it out.   

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 08:25:33 PM »
I appreciate all of the input - As always, there is more to the story than I'd put in a couple of paragraphs.... 

I don't disagree that I made myself available..... and perhaps that's not the most tasteful thing to do.... 

The backstory that I didn't share is this:  This man called me 3 months after DH passed and let me know that when I was ready, he wanted to date me.  And then he has proceeded to send flowers, flirt, and call regularly.....  Now it's 2 years later, and I'm ready, and he's not following through.....  It's just confusing to me......  I just wish I could read his mind - and as I already stated, I'm not going to chase him.... 

I just really wanted to unload the thoughts that I really can't share with my family and friends who think I haven't waited long enough................... 

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
RAM I would just like to chime in and remind you that's what we are here for!! Although some may not agree with your choices, that's not theirs to choose or judge.  This board is not here to judge, we've been over judged by those that are DGI's.  Some that are not so early maybe forget how it is/feels and I'm so sorry for that to you.  Keep coming back please!  Many of us get you!
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RyanAmysMom

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 10:46:06 PM »
And for the record, I don't disagree with the comments that the men on this post are making.  I think it's ugly when a woman throws herself at a man - and when a woman is acting "cheap"....  especially when it's just cheap, anonymous sex.....

But I also recognize that there is often more to the story - more to the relationship - more to the situation.... 

And sometimes it's just cheap sex. 

And sometimes both parties don't feel good about things afterward. 

(I personally hate the stereotype that a man can go to a bar and pick up a woman and take her home for a night and he's a stud.... but that same woman is a whore.....) 

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 11:20:10 PM »
I appreciate hearing your feedback, RyanAmysMom, and I'm glad to hear you got something out of ALL the input on this thread.  In the first year after my wife was killed I made some really dumb decisions and discussed some of them on this board's predecessor, YWBB.  Some of the responses I got weren't exactly touchy-feely and they certainly didn't tell me that I did nothing wrong. Just because we are widows doesn't mean we're incapable of doing wrong, after all, and I found that it helped me tremendously to be called on my mistakes, even if it was sometimes painful.

Ours is a difficult journey and we all do dumb things, but those things don't define us.  I hope you continue to ask for input and consider what you hear from everyone here.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
My 2 cents, there is a huge difference between going out picking up a stranger for a one night stand and texting a friend even saying you're looking for trouble and saying you want to date.  But.  Everyone's definition of casual sex is wildly different.   

Either way though, neither choice should be tied to your dignity and self respect.   Other people's opinion of my sex life is really their problem and none of my business.   Not that I have a sex life. :(

I have, had a guy like vegas guy.    Was all over wanting to date me until I said I was ready and then ghosted.   He still pops up every now and then and I have no idea what he's trying to accomplish. 

I'm not interesting in pursuing a guy that doesn't know what he wants   

Good luck!    Being single over 40 sucks.   

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Re: Boys are stupid........ (sorry)
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 11:06:04 AM »
I dunno, I guess I must run around in some different kinda circles as I know plenty of happily married women who, before they settled down into their faithful decades of matrimony, sowed some serious wild oats. I know men who did this also. These are folks I love and respect and consider good people- they are honest, earnest, productive members of society who have also slept with perfect strangers. It has honestly never occurred to me to think less of anyone for this. But then, I slept with my husband on our first date so what can you expect, right?  ;)

As for this guy- who knows what's up? From my casual perusal of the dating threads on here, it seems pretty common for both men and women to ghost/flake out without any reason given whatsoever. I wouldn't take it personally.
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