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Tuesday, June 22, 2004
The More Personal, Introspective Mad Dater 

This is an archived post. Please read my more recent posts to this dating blog

At 23 I was still tying to understand how a parent could leave their family without a word, as my mother had done when I was 20. At 23 I was still trying to understand how one event could change the path of your life, as mine had changed. At 23 I was still trying to understand how even with friends and family who cared, you could still feel alone.

So when Mr. 23 - "I Need Love Bastard" explained to me that his "needing to get something off his chest” simply meant he needed to talk to someone, I understood all the things he wasn't saying. In that moment I silently forgave him for not returning my phone calls. In that moment I felt compassion for him. And in that moment I knew after a good conversation, he probably needed a good "release." (I would be crass if I said, "nut" huh?! - y'all know I'm laughing right now.)

So while he was driving me home the next morning, and I was explaining how it didn't matter if I had an orgasm the night prior, it took me aback when he asked “Why are you always so nice to me?"

I wanted to say that I understood that sometimes you just need people to nice to you. I wanted to say I understood needing to have someone to talk to whose ears would be judgment free as they listened. I wanted to say I remember feeling alone and wishing I had someone who I didn’t have to "play happy" for.

I wanted to say eventually (eventually!) no matter how F'ed-up life could be sometimes, "good things eventually happen." I wanted to say you don't have to let F'ed-up situations make you become a F'ed-up individual - never stop being positive. But instead I smiled and said, "Ok, I’m just gonna be mean to you from now on."

- what would a Mad Dater story be without comic relief... seems that while I was having this conversation on when orgasms are necessary, my phone dialed "Dr. Love Bastard" who recorded said conversation... to be continued….

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