That’s the extent of the investment in a date last summer. But if I could have politely extricated myself within 15 minutes, I would have done it. It was one of those I-wonder-how-big-the-bathroom-window-is moments. The biggest reason? Between reading his profile and a phone conversation prior to meeting, I recognized three lies immediately.
Gleeful to be in my car driving home, I had the following text awaiting me when I returned:
“I had a great time tonight. Felt we had a connection. Thoughts?”
I chose to wait until the morning. Which is when the first flurry of calls, voicemails, and texts began. He wanted to know how I felt. There was a desperation in the voicemails that was a bit creepy. After responding with my thoughts, I hoped he would stop contacting me.
Of course, he did not. Psychotic people don’t go away that easily.
More texts, calls, and voicemails. In one message he stated if I didn’t respond in the next hour, he would assume it was over. Two thoughts went through my mind:
- Yay. He’s going to leave me alone. Finally!
- Um, nothing actually started for it to now be over.
But of course there was a flurry of attempts to contact me 61 minutes later.
At 3 AM the following morning, I awoke to six text messages in a row. Hateful, creepy, and definitely upsetting. One of the texts I received:
“Now I know why you are no longer married. You are horrible in relationships. When there’s just a slight bump in the road-you don’t even make an effort to repair the relationship.”
Was he kidding me? We didn’t have a relationship! He was some guy I spent less than an hour of my life with, but he thought there was so much more between us.
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