I missed the pick up

Leaving Already?
Yea heading home, are you going out after this?
Yea I think we’re heading to the Wickham after this finishes.
Oh well you could always come with me now?
But aren’t you going home?
oh… yea but I live super close to the Wickham
No its ok I’ll wait for my friends.

It wasn’t until I’d sat back down at our table that I realised I’d just missed the pick up… This guy was trying to get me back to his place but because of who I am as a person, I was completely oblivious.
He was hot, clearly defined body under his tight black Tshirt, tight jeans over muscular legs and bright red high-top shoes. I on the other hand was trying to not let anyone see that my socks didn’t match and when I sat down the buttons of my shirt pulled apart to reveal my slight beer gut.
After I relayed this encounter to my friends I received some gentle ribbing  brutal teasing for being so slow on the up take. They convinced me to message him on facebook, to see if I could salvage it.
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Turns out I could, I’m not sure what I’d done during the night to attract this guys attention. Maybe he was impressed by the way I shouted out the wrong answers to the trivia questions so confidently, or the way I smashed that burger? but he seemed keen.
Hmm maybe I could salvage this. He’s a professional guy working for a church group. So he must be a pretty decent guy. Not like the usual gentlemen Fuckboys I meet. So we kept chatting. My aim wasn’t to hook up that night, but perhaps secure a date with a guy that seemed genuinely nice.
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Well I was unprepared for this little turn of events. Apparently churchy came to play. The trouble was, this entire conversation was being watched by 5 other people who were eager to see this guys flirt game. Risky move buddy.
Sorry, but I think I ruined your good guy rep.
He actually did end up asking me out on a date… which he cancelled due to a migraine. Oh well, another one bites the dust. Maybe next time I’ll be quicker to realise what’s going on… probably not though.

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Shuffle on over to my post on my dating rules or the time I dated a straight guy or my penchant for dating emotionally unavailable men
This exchange took place at a fund raiser for the Brisbane Hustlers – Brisbane’s only GLBTI and all inclusive rugby union team.
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25 thoughts on “I missed the pick up

  1. Good luck on your next one my friend. Not all of us (myself included) are always savvy to awareness and the reading between the lines. Naked hugs!

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