Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Feel Perplexed

So I had a date last night....once again, don't get too excited. I did make sure ahead of time this one didn't consume unholy amounts of energy drinks or live with his mother or anything weird like that.

I was actually pretty excited about this guy - there seemed to be potential, so I took a little extra care with my appearance. In fact, I was a hot mama, if I do say so myself. However, I don't think it would have mattered at all what I wore, 'cause I suspect the fellow might be in denial of his inner gaydom.

Here's what I'm struggling with - can you have a gay accent? He's from Texas - so he had a little twang already. Could that have morphed into an accent typically associated with men who are in touch with their female sides?

Do you think it's possible he could have a gay/Texan accent, cut his pizza with a knife and fork (and only manage to eat one piece 'cause he was full), listen to the Spice Girls (mostly their post-Spice Girls music, which I never knew existed), and make exaggerated hand gestures/faces, and NOT be gay? He plays hockey - that seems like a manly sport (although he did say he liked it because he didn't have to have big arm muscles.)

He was perfectly nice - very funny and pretty sharp. He was a regular looking guy - nothing wrong with his appearance. And he got me a birthday card (my b'day is Saturday - I'm turning the big 3-1. Egads!) Am I being unfair? I guess I'd go out with him again if he asked, but if he doesn't, I'm not going to cry or anything.

I just don't know how you come out and ask a guy if he's secretly gay. This one's divorced, so he apparently was married to a woman at one point. He ordered pepperoni on his pizza, do you think that's a sign? Pepperoni is kind of shaped like other things gay men like. How can you tell?

I need advice! If anyone has words of wisdom, please share them with me. I need all the help I can get! Otherwise I'll ending up forever living alone with two cats and will probably end up dead with my face chewed off like the lady in that one CSI episode.

1 comment:

shroud said...

Assuming he's dating "looking for a relationship" and not just looking to make friends, I think it'd definitely be NOT good to outright ask him if he's gay.

That said, from what you describe, signs definitely point in that direction. It's possible he's just very effeminate in those areas... but at the same time, if it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, and talks like a duck...

You could try and push the matter & ask about exes or something. I don't know the etiquette on that.

Maybe he's bi?