So recently I had an experience with a certain boy (I would give him a nickname but I can't think of one that's not obvious).
Anyway, I first saw this boy when he was giving a talk. Let's just say he embodies my type: brown hair, blue eyes, perfect teeth, tan, tall, yes yes yes. I didn't talk to him in real life for a couple weeks. I met him and a couple of his friends in the hot tub (no judging) and we made plans to make dinner that Sunday. After that we hung out/talked every day. We shot guns, we went to a bonfire, we blew up milk gallons filled with gasoline (another story for another day), awkward attempted hand hold on his part, and lots of swimming. He even taught me to drive stick shift in his car (I wasn't too bad if I do say so myself). The day he taught me to drive he went to go play catch with his friend but he said he would call me later that night to watch a movie. I waited and waited and nothing. That whole weekend I didn't hear from him.
I called him out on it that Tuesday when he invited me to swim. He gave me some blah blah response about whatever.
I was confused. What happened? So I went to my think tank to get to the bottom of it. Rewind a couple of days ago. He offered to take me to dinner and I said no. I told him I wanted to, but he doesn't have a job and I didn't want to make him feel obligated to take me on a date with money he didn't have. He offered to take me a different time and I gave him the same response.
When I told my think tank about this, they were outraged. Telling a guy not to take you on a date because he doesn't have a job is the equivalent of kicking a guy where it counts and insulting his manhood.
Who knew? Here I was thinking I was "low maintenance" and easy going. I thought the way to make guys like you was by being chill and not expecting too much.
Lesson learned. Chivalry isn't dead and if a guy wants to take you on a date, let him even if it means he has to go sell his plasma.