This Week in the Mercury

A World on Fire


A World on Fire

Crime Fiction in the Days of Rodney King

Everything as Fuck

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dating Conversational Style?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I'm flummoxed. I keep hearing from infuriated women friends that Portland guys don't ask them out directly. Yet when I ask women out directly, it freaks them out. They're taken aback, faced with having to give an actual answer. This could be true for other genders; I'm just relating a straight man's perspective.

For the record I'm usually clothed and bathed when I ask. I don't do it over a megaphone or in places that might put them on the spot (Blazers game, public square, confessional booth). When using online dating, I'm asking through email, so it's as low-key as possible.

I guess this could be summed as "dating sucks," but I'm curious if I missed something along the way—is there a new way of asking someone out that leads to actual human connections? Do tell.

Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Comments are closed.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy