good morning 

A young man stood in front of the not-yet-opened Bank of India door.  The light from the elevator bank turned the glass to a mirror.  He tied a a standard knot.  Later, I saw him at his desk, the tie reflected in his screen. 


#689: Did I overreact when my date told me a story about rape and then wanted to get me alone?

This from Captain Awkward points out oh so much.

The date’s sheer horribleness, his PUA techniques, listing those techniques, and the comments!

I want everyone to think some more about the ways in which he violates (or at least tries to violate) the LW’s boundaries.

We all should.

And just need to add: only a slime bag tried this crap. The rape story? Wow

Captain Awkward

Dear Captain Awkward,

I’m newly single, and getting back into dating. I went on a date last night with a guy I met on OKC. We met up at a bar, and he seemed cute and smart, and as we talked it seemed like we had lots in common! But about twenty minutes in, it seemed clear he wanted to do the touching-kissing thing. I had just met this person, and I wanted to get comfortable around him before I let him put his hands on my body (even though he was cute and promising!). So I was sitting kinda sideways and he was sitting facing me, legs apart, physically accessible, etc.

He said something like, “You’re very guarded. I’m in the restaurant business and we read people quickly and I can tell that you’re very guarded.”

I felt weird, but there was this voice in my head saying, “You…

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