I took my mom to the renaissance fair for Mother's Day (she's studying for finals tomorrow) and most the time she took pictures and I hit on girls. I hit on a few girls then I snagged one. Negged her hard, passed her sh1t tests (she pretended to leave, said something about me running away, then I said "I'm standing here, confidently - meanwhile you're prancing around then running back ") She was a local, I was not - she has a good handful of connections there - 2 friends (who tried to c block) female, and like 6 dudes hit on her. When the first dude hardcore hit on her, I tried lowering his value - but it made me look like I was trying too hard. Even though he was trying to juggle some ball or something stupid then dropped it, it made me look too desperate I think when I patted him on the shoulder and said "Well, like everything, it takes practice." When she tried to hit on other dudes I consistently turned my back on her and talked to other people in the circle - meanwhile bouncing between people in the circle. My real-life game I felt was solid. But then I got the phone number...
And boy, do I suck at texting.
Mostly because it screws with me when I can't see their face, and there's so much room to say "Oh, I was doing such-and-such instead of having a conversation with you". I feel a ton of beta emotions when I'm texting like "Why hasn't she texted in the last little while?"
So I felt the early game texting went OK: Here's the log and tell me where I'm failing and where I'm succeeding:
D (her): Nice talking to you despite your compelling urges to depreciate my value as a human hahaha.
M(arbles): Guys gotta do what guys gotta do
Oh, and you loved it.
D : Your a mystery
M: Haha guess so. But I try to be direct even when I joke around. (pretty sure this is a mistake. Why be enigmatic when I can keep it fun?)
M: I still feel I have to crack some of your shell though..
D: A very direct mysterious person (I read as "I'm a very direct mysterious person, too. I dunno, eye messed with me).
M: Well dark, mysterious person. How bout meeting us at X place in 15 minutes (she wanted a breather with her friends)
D: At moony and broon right now
M: KK text me when youre out (Probably should've said something like "Is he as bad as when I saw him?" - ripped on his comedy earlier in conversation.)
Time passes (30m)
M: Hey were gonna head out pretty soon.
D: Okay ill see you later next tiiime !
M: Meh if I feel like it
Time passes (15m)
M: Just kidding.. Talk to you later.
Time passes (1.5 h)
(Think in head, she was attracted to me IRL. I told her I was far away. She might think she's slutty and won't see me more than a one-night stand if she keeps talking to me)
This is the truth..)
M: Its gonna be weird moving to orange county when I get out... I love san diego. (she lives like 1/3 the drive of SD to OC)
D: When you get out? do you mean out of the navy? and just charged my phone by the way.
M: That's cool. Yeah out of the navy. 3 more weeks...
D: Just why i couldnt meet up with you phone died... but you should be excited. Have a party.
M: Yeah I got a nice summer planned out lol. What did you guys end up doing when u left?
D: Went to sonic ate our fat asses to death. blabla corsette lines blabla
M: Nice. I'm sure that plastic left a nice indent >
M: Do you feel as dirty as me?
D: No not at all it is horrible indent.. (convoluted way of saying) I'm dirtier.
M: (She wore sandals to a dirty fair) Ive seen your feet. I believe it
D: Mmmmhmm painting nails now.
M: Nice. Washing them first I hope.
D: ahah! so your familiar with nail painting which further proves my theory! (she claimed I was gay earlier, I don't know what to make of that 1)
M: What theory would that be?
D: That ur gay and lying to me and u get pleasure from it, just like u assumed other identities (I claimed I was a 3000 year old wizard, which is the reason I didn't dress up. I could time travel and wore whatever the hell I wanted to. Also claimed she (witches) were inferior)
M: Oh well, that ones easy to disprove
(I sent this one right after, but it wasn't delivered immediately)
M: You'd have to buy me dinner first though, I'm no slut.
D: Your right but im not using that as (talked too much) supporting factor gay.
D: (more paraphrasing..)You'r e not gay because u reject it so adamantly. I get enjoyment from calling you gay.
D: I'd have to buy you dinner if you were gay? more stuff tl;dr
M: Na it delivered the message at a different time than when I sent it. Yeah I know, you're just teasing silly bean
M: (conversation running try, should have closed it here - could use some help in that area) Seen Avengers? (Poor attempt to change topic)
M: What do you do for fun besides renaissance fairs and paint nails dude?
D: Before answering your last text, I gotta get some sleep. Running on two hours.
M: Night sleepy head.
I was not as playful over text as I was in real life. I've had a handful of bad experiences coming back into game - like texting a girl "Hey I'm bored and on a train, entertain me " and her calling back to yell in my ear how she's not a clown. (then me destroying her day via text, but still messing up my game with other girls..)
I dunno. What can I work on? I feel such beta emotions (which I've been trying to hide) during the whole text messaging sequence.. like "When is she gonna text me?"