“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard
This morning I received a text from Peter. If you have been following my dating misadventures you know he is the guy that was acting all interested about me and then all of a sudden just faded away. You can look back to some previous post to get the whole picture.
Here is the text from this morning:
It is interesting that he seems to blame the fact that we stopped seeing each other on me. If one is not aware of the facts it would seem the guy was doing his best and I was not understanding, when that is not the way it is at all.
This is a man that made all kinds of promises. He said that he worked in the city a few times a week, and he also said he didn’t mind driving to come to my town to see me. He also had plenty of chances to say that before. What am I to think or do when he is not making an effort? There is really only one conclusion: He was not interested anymore.
Why can’t a man just say that he is not interested anymore? Why must they play games and use flimsy excuses? Why can’t a person just say: I have changed my mind. We were just getting to know each other so it is perfectly understandable if either one changes their mind after getting to know each other better.
I replied to that text saying that I understood it and that I was glad he was okay. I don’t understand it but it is easier to accept than to go back and forth on a subject that no longer matters. It would feel like beating a dead horse…pointless!
He asked me the date of the Opera. He got the tickets for February 16th so I am not sure why he thinks it is on February 12. He emailed me the confirmation to print the tickets when he got them so he still has them and can check them himself. Perhaps that is more game playing on his part.
Impulsive that I am I said I was still going with him, but I am now wondering if I should go.
A side of me says: Go, have fun, why not? You want to see La Boheme, he had promised you that. Why should you miss it?
Another side says: He acted like an —hole, he is still acting like one. You don’t need him to take you to the opera, you can buy your own tickets any time. He doesn’t deserve your company and energy.
I have 12 days to decide what to do. We shall see how I feel by then. So many things can change by then.
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – E.E.Cummings
One thing I know for sure is that I don’t want anything with him romantically. Now my doubt is if trying to have a friendship is a good idea or if some people are just not worth of the title of “friend”.