Photo: Waiting to Exhale
So, let me start off by saying: I’m single AF. I have been “The Single Friend” for the majority of my life. I am the third wheel, the Zach Galifianakis of the Wolf Pack, and the Penny to your “Happy Endings” show in real life (RIP to a GREAT show, btw).
In an effort to #TakeMenSeriously2017, I have been trying to become a little more social. As far as the dating world, it goes through the same cycle: Meet nice guy. Go on a few fun dates. He ghosts. Nice guy gets new girlfriend. Nice guy and girlfriend become #relationshipgoals on Instagram.
I politely back away and thank him for his time.
So imagine my surprise, when I am minding my own business this week, when one of these men slides into my Snapchat messages after a fire photo I took. But oh no, it didn’t end there. The occasional compliment doesn’t phase me, but when FOUR taken men slide into your DMs in one week (on three social networks, btw) claiming they “miss you”, you begin to question some things.
Here’s how it went down, surely I can’t be the only one accustomed to this routine.
1. You receive a notification on your phone that you got a DM slide.
You just know it’s Kofi Siriboe, Trevante Rhodes or Michael B. Jordan–this is what you’ve been waiting for. Has to be.
You see it’s a local 20-something man who has wined and dined you in the past–but has decided to move on officially with a different woman. He compliments your new photo. In true Southern fashion, you say thank you and try to move on.
3. Homeboy starts asking you questions about your life and you answer with little to no enthusiasm.
He asks you why you don’t “hit him up” anymore…you remind him, he has a girlfriend.
4. He tells you that he misses you.
5. Then proceeds to refer to you as #PettyWap,#PettyLabelle and #PettyBoop.
You ask if he meant to send that to his girlfriend.
6. He says no.
Then, proceeds to remind you that he will not connect you with any SINGLE friends he has in the area because he’s “selfish.”
7. You decide to ignore him with confusion and aggravation.
But yet, this happens three more times with three new taken men throughout the week.
Here goes live footage of my actual reactions throughout that week.
All of this, and more, inspired me to begin my “Man Fast” for 30 days–and social media break for two weeks. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but sheesh, the grass has got to be greener on the other side.
Stay tuned in 30 days for an update/recap on my “Man/Social Media Fast!”