Friday, August 13, 2010
On Dating and Writing About Dating While Dating...
People always used to ask me, "Aren't you worried that guys won't want to go out with you because you write about your dates?"
First of all, I never told anyone that I wrote about dating. (Duh) Secondly, I didn't publish anything till three months later, - and they were never identifiable.
But most of the guys I went out with weren't the types to read what I wrote - which, now that I think about it, was kind of a problem (doncha think?). They either didn't read the paper I was writing for (ie, not connected to my community) or didn't google me (not connected to reading and writing).
Only twice did it seem to affect me: once, a guy I'd gone out with called to complain that I'd ranked on Republicans in one of my columns (I said they were not eligible for me) and he thought I was talking about him. Another person I was set up with never called me (which was unusual because usually a guy would have to go out with me a few times in order to not call me) and it was because he read my column.
The REAL question is...how many people did I never meet because of what I wrote.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about the one that almost got away...