I've heard a lot of cliches about stereotypical boy-girl behaviour.Experiencing them first hand was.....well....an experience in itself!
I've tried (that would be a very subtle word) to impress girls. I've gone out of my way to help them so that they can realise and possibly recognise my coexistence on this planet. I mean,come on,haven't we all tried a li'l hard to impress that cutie(boy/girl)in school, college, train, bus, church, restaurant? Well, I claim to be different but unfortunately I dont enjoy opera's, like gardening or play the guitar( I own one though).....in short...I'm an average Joe....in search of his Miss Right(I prefer Miss Right over a Miss Perfect).
I've been in & out of crushes during which I'm a total gibbering idiot(and that
absolutely doesnt go with my tough Army guy image). Growing up on a staple diet of romantic movies like Casablanca , Wedding Singer ,When Harry met Sally, Serendipity & the likes I expected to bump into my soulmate in a coffee shop, a bus journey, a book exhibition or the local pub. But this never happened. Well not one to be outdone by the quirks of fate I decided to manipulate my way into a relationship. Before boarding the train I would scan the reservation list for F20, F22, F25..... , in a coffee shop I would read Salman Rushdie(not that I dont read Salman Rushdie, but reading it in a coffee shop while sipping cappuccino seemed cool at that time) , would go for an early morning jog wearing a Rbk short,Adidas Tees,Nike shoes & Puma socks rather than my normal track lower & simple Tees. Well...well...well...,all that branded clothing,pseudo intellectual looks and sophisticated vocabulary failed to impress even a single girl in sight.
Dragging my already battered & bruised ego I went back to being normal - the real unevolved ME! And imagine my delight when I actually started making female friends, who liked hanging out with me. I developed a crush on one such female acquantaince(name witheld coz she has real high heeled sandals). We gelled and got along really well. Things were going fine until I told her I had this huge crush on her. Imagine my disappointment when she confided in a common friend(who later gossiped this to me),"He's a nice guy to hang around with...but he's not boyfriend material!" Not a 'boyfriend material?' What the hell is that supposed to mean? Is it that she wanted a 'non-friend' as a boyfriend? But arent we
all more compatible with a friend than with a stranger? Did she think I was gay?
I'm 23,still single and strongly convinced that I'm gonna end up single(largely due to the fact that women havent shown interest in me for the past 23 years and will not in the next 23 too).But till then, I'll be trying to 'gather' these "boyfriend like qualities"
I never give up, do I??..till then adios!!!