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Dating and Movie Watching: Part 2: Something good? Or a tease?

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Dating and Movie Watching: Part 2: Something good? Or a tease?

An interesting parallel between dating and movie-watching is the constant teasing. When meeting a new girl, I always start off intrigued by some aspect of her personality and/or looks. I admit it. Looks can sometimes fool me into trying something I know won’t work, but it never lasts and I usually don’t feel so foolish because I saw it coming.

How is this any different from movies? We see a trailer and think, “That movie looks slick! Look at the visuals!” And from there on, we foolishly think that the movie will have a good story and characters that are worth watching. Maybe we like what we see at first and wait there in the theater with our fingers crossed.

Sadly, my dating experience has been a lot like watching movies. I'll walk out of the first date/movie theater wondering how I got there in the first place. Contemplating things such as, “What happened to how interesting she seemed” or “She’s a looker, but there is nothing more to her at all – booooorrrriiiiing.”

A recent experience promised something that sounded great, but evolved into nothing. It was akin to a movie that had a great trailer but became something else. It was unexpected and not good.

Next chapter: Continue or retire?
Read it May 7th after Nightmare Week.

Source of the Bitter: JAS

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
Que on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 4:15pm

the fact is that dating and movie marketing has a lot in common - self promoting.

it all happened in that first a few glances and a few lines of conversation engagement. it is not anyone's fault to try to show off their best aspects, being pretty, or funny, or well-built body.

the date/movie would really turn sour when the attender found all the good parts are shown in the trailer, thus the date/movie is utterly boring; or the trailer tried to paint a picture different from reality, then the date/movie is something you didn't want to walk in in the first place.

either way, the skills to figure out the trailer belong to wise people.

JAS on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 10:36pm

An astute observation. There is a lot of self-promoting. Since people aren't being held accountable for what aspects they promote there is a lot of them "enhancing" certain traits as they see fit, which leads to the disappointments once your ass is firmly planted in the date/movie theater.

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