Not quite as catchy as “He’s just not that in to you” but sometimes catchy is overrated. Tonight I was stood up…again. I can not count how many times I’ve been stood up or canceled on. For the record, just so you know, it’s incredibly annoying. I guess this blog entry is really for all you guys out there. Why do you do this? Why do you set up dates and then not follow through? There’s nothing to be afraid of, she’s already said yes. Does something happen between the time of asking her out and actually going on the date? Like do you suddenly realize that yes, you do indeed think she’s a troll and find her repulsive? Is it because the two of you are friends and to you it’s not an “actual date” so it’s easy to blow off? Because newsflash for you, a date is a date. Do you know what girls do to get ready for a date? Seriously, do you? We’re talking multiple clothing clothing changes, an array of different hairstyles, full makeup, etc. I bring this up because in my personal experience of getting canceled on, the call (or text for those really classy guys) almost always comes the night of, within the hour of said date, and when I’m in the middle of getting ready. If you’re going to bail at least do it early enough so I can make other plans.
You know what the worst excuse is? “Sorry I forgot.” While I’d like to give you kudo points for being honest, I take them away for you being an unimaginative jerk. What you’re really saying is “As it turns out, I found my ____________ (fill in the blank; couch, TV, co-worker, neighbor, wall, etc.) to be more appealing than you.” Gee thanks. I don’t know, if I asked a guy out it would mean that I really liked him or at least was genuinely interested in spending a few hours getting to know him. And I can guarantee that if this guy said yes, I would be so excited that I wouldn’t be able to think of anything else.
Emergencies happen and things come up – I get this. But too many guys have ruined this for the others that I’m no longer accepting anything short of death. And I mean his. So I guess the point I’m getting at is guys, would you please stop asking girls out if you’re not actually going to go out with them? I for one would really appreciate it.