Adventures of the Socially Inept: Was That a Date?

  • Nageki

    Before I get started I’m going to call shenanigans on your claim that you have a vast knowledge of Doctor Who, unless you’ve started going through the old ones too. In which case, tell me The Armageddon Factor isn’t the greatest thing ever. Hm. That may be a judgement based on it being the first Doctor Who story I ever saw, but I’m getting sidetracked! Also Doctor Who knowledge makes you totally date-able in some circles. Just sayin’.

    Anyway! You know how little I know from experience (read: absolutely none) but here’s what I’ve got:

    I’ve had friends pay for me to go eat somewhere, and that’s usually Mr. Gatti’s so I’m at my happy place when I’m there. Sure, they were all guys and I know I’m straight, but my point stands. You can go out and have a good time and it not be a date, even if the other party seems to think it was. Unless both of you agreed in advance that it was a date I wouldn’t necessarily call it one. If you want it to have been a date then more power to you. That’s what it boils down to, not asking yourself if it was a date, but if you want it to have been one.

    I think the reason I go to you for advice on stuff is that we’re actually very similar in thought processes. I think the reasons you’re having so many doubts about this would be the same as mine: “Am I worth dating?” and “Do I deserve to be dating in my current state?” I don’t have the answers to either of those, unfortunately, I mean, damn, I’m trying to change myself to make myself date-able. I will say that asking those questions does mean you have a very high opinion of the other person, though.

    I guess at the end of the day this probably wasn’t much help because, like I said, similar thought processes, but maybe I’ve added some subroutines to help you reach a conclusion better than one of us would on our own.