“So what are you doing?”
“I have a huge presentation tomorrow. I’m really nervous about it.”
“Want me to give you a massage?”
“No, actually, but can we make plans for the weekend?”
“You don’t want one now?
To help with the stress?
So wanna come over?
Where did you go?”
“You look cute.”
“So what are you, some kind of like Indian or something. Not that I’m against that.”
“I’m from New York.”
“Oh. Okay. But I meant, you know. Like where are your parents from.”
“I mean your heritage.”
“I know what you mean. I’m intentionally not answering because I feel like your persistence in asking is weird and possibly racist.”
“So wanna come over?”
“Why are you even on this site, then? If you’re not gonna give good guys a chance?”
“Oh, you took so long to answer me. I was starting to get worried that I did something wrong.”
“Haha no, I’m just busy.”
“So, you’re not mad at me?”
“Sorry. I just have a lot of issues. I always think people are mad at me.”
“It’s fine. I’m not mad. How was your day?”
“It was good. Are you sure everything is okay between us?”
“Yes. I’m really sure. We can totally talk about something else now.”
“Well, I kind of want to talk about this, because now I’m sensing a tone.”
“I understand that you possibly have anxiety issues, and I get that, but I don’t really want to have to keep reassuring you, especially since we haven’t even met. If you don’t believe me, I don’t really know what to tell you. We keep going in circles. But no, I’m not mad at you. I barely even know you.”
“I get it. I’m a burden. Fine. I’ll just unmatch and talk to someone else.”
“Okay. If that’s what makes you feel best.”
“Really? That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say?”
“Is your picture recent?
Like, is that how you look now.”
“Yeah, it’s from four months ago.”
“Any reason you don’t have a full body shot?”
“Yeah, but you’re kind of twisted around…
I just don’t want any surprises.
“I look like my pictures, if that’s what you’re worried about.”
“Yeah but do you have a different full body shot?
Maybe where you’re like
just standing and looking directly at the camera?
“…Like a mug shot?”
“Hello, how are you?
You’re very beautiful.
No answer. I see.”
“Hi, I’m probably going to go dark for a while…I just had a death in the family, and I need time to grieve.”
Well when is the funeral?
Wanna come over?
Like, before the funeral
If they just died, then it won’t be for a few days, right?