Monday, January 08, 2007

Some Reasons Why I Won't Date Tim

Well folks, Tim and I finally talked on Friday evening. He called around 7:00 pm and we talked for around an hour and a half. He was very nice, but I knew relatively quickly that he was not the type of guy that I would date or be interested in having a relationship with. He definitely was not the brightest crayon in the box and he said some things that were very off putting. I listed a few reasons why.
He lives at home with his mom and his mom's boyfriend.
His favorite band is AC/DC.

He called his ex-wife a bitch within 10 minutes of conversation.

The first thing out of his mouth after a greeting was "You are open to a relationship, right"?

He can't figure out why the pyramids were built.

He smokes.

His favorite past times are hunting and fishing. (nothing against these, but I have no interest in either)

He keeps a gun in his house. (I agree with the right to bear arms, just not in my house)
He made a comment about mobile homes and he couldn't figure out how they got them built so quickly. Something along the lines of "They build them so fast. It seems that they pop up overnight". I so wanted to say to him "Because they do"!!

He talks more than I do.

What do you all think? Would you date someone like this?


Tara said...

Would I date someone like that? No.

He's openly resentful towards his ex wife, he owns a gun and he works as a butcher at the grocery store? Scary.

You deserve someone much, much better, Rachel.

Freckle Face Girl said...

I'd go with a big NO.

David in DC said...

Are you open to a relationship?

On a phone call before even one date?

This is a seriously clueless individual.

Dave Barry once described someone as so clueless he couldn't find a clue in a field filled with clues, at the height of clue rutting season, doused in clue musk.

He might have been talking about Tim.

Eric said...

Yeah, asking if you're open to a relationship reeks of desperation. I'd avoid him like the plague, I also would anticipate several more annoying/not get the picture phone calls in your future.

Playtah said...

Perhaps you could break it to him in a way he'd understand--using meat analogies and comparisons. The terms filet mignon and gristle come to mind.

reformattingmybrain said...

Definitely a big NO on that one. At least you found out what he was like.

Johnson said...

"His favorite band is AC/DC."

Other things aside, what's wrong with someone liking AC/DC?

Rachel said...

Tara ~ I don't mind that he is a butcher. At least I would get prime cuts of meat but the other stuff ~ yeah, scary.

FFG ~ Me too!

David in DC~ I have never heard that quote but that fits Tim to a T!!

Eric ~ The fastest way to turn off a woman is to ask right off if she is open to a relationship. Even if the woman is ready for a relationship, sounding so desperate makes you seem pathetic, not attractive.

Playtah~ He asked me to call him back later that night and I didn't. I wonder if he got the hint. If not I might have to break it down to him that way.

Reformat~ I wonder if he realizes how completely unattractive it is to say derogatory things about your ex-wife in the first conversation you have with a woman? Especially since they have a child.

Johnson ~ Liking AC/DC is ok, but having them for you favorite band? It makes me think of mullets, butt rocker cars, air guitar anything from the 80's that I DON'T want to remember.

l.b. said...

Not my type, thats for sure. But at least you were willing to find out. Gotta kiss those frogs! Well, okay, not kiss, but at least converse a bit :-)

Rachel said...

l.b. ~ Conversing is the only thing that I did - thank goodness.
A lady at work said that he sounded like he would be better suited for someone who had recently graduated from high school but had been held back a couple of times.
I laughed.

Johnson said...

"Liking AC/DC is ok, but having them for you favorite band? It makes me think of mullets, butt rocker cars, air guitar anything from the 80's that I DON'T want to remember."

What would an acceptable favorite band be? Guns and Roses is my favorite band, so does that make me a mullet wearing butt rocker? I don't want you to think I'm being mean to you, but I think disqualifying someone b/c of the music they like is a tad silly and shallow. However, I will say from the other stuff you mentioned, he does sound like a bit of a Billy Bob Goober.

Rachel said...

Johnson ~ If that was the ONLY thing, I would be totally cool with it. But combined with everything else, it was just another nail in the coffin. It isn't a "deal breaker" with me.

I actually LIKE some AC/DC, but they are definitely NOT my favorite band.

One of my favorite ballads to this day is Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" but I wouldn't say that Poison was my *still* favorite band.

David in DC said...

"disqualifying someone b/c of the music they like is a tad silly and shallow."

Not if they like Paper Lace, the Archies, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Yanni or Lawrence Welk.

Also, I'd immediately disqualify anyone who could sing Klingon opera in the original Klingon.

Rachel said...

David in DC ~ You can't tell me that you don't like the song "Sugar" by The Archies..LOL

"Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you."

Dennis said...

Shake that ass bitch and let me see what you got.

Rachel said...

Dennis ~ It's a good thing that I know you and that you are aware that I like that song or those might be some fightin' words.

Johnson said...

I'd probably disqualify any girl who can't sing Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.

David in DC said...

I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you
(I just can't believe it's true)
I just can't believe the one to love this feeling to.
(I just can't believe it's true)

You're right Rachel, what could I have been thinking? They just don't write 'em like that any more

Ashburnite said...

ok, I take back my comment on the previous post- about giving him a chance. yeah, I wouldn't date him either+ still living at home, resentful of his ex-wife + still listens to ac/dc= not a good date

Michael Manning said...

I agree, but AC/DC was a good band!

Basic Theology said...

i told you already! date him, be cold, don't put out, and then after several dates admit to being a robot without feelings. write a whole plot, and just do it. not only will you win by not having to date mister talks-about-mobile-homes, but you'll win by making a dumbass make you think you're a whack job.

i'd do it, if i were in this situation.

ANON1 said...

Johnson, what is with these fat chicks hating on AC/DC? I listenedd to them coming into work this morning. Guess I am white trash because I listen to AC/DC.

Everyone who comments here is like so above AC/DC. Bunch of clueless morons.

Sofi said...

Okay, I take back my comment from the earlier post. Though if you did decide to date Tim, you would always have great blog material.

The Furtive Wangler said...

I think your instincts are spot on, Rachel. He doesn't sound very compatible with you (to say the least).

Shodan25 said...

ACDC my butt. I wanna know what the hell's wrong with Lawrence Welk? Myron Floren plays a mean polka....last time I saw him live, the blue-hairs were a-squirming in their seats, all hot and bothered. I'll betcha, in real numbers, a lot more women get hot over Myron than, any contemporary rocker. Of course, they'll all die off soon, so in a few years this won't be true.

But Anon1, having played enough of that ACDC shit in cover bands, they're to music what oil-on-velvet Elvis paintings are to art. But both sell......

August said...

omg, tim's comment about not being able to figure out why they built the pyramids is reason enough, lmao! that is f'ing hysterical!
(i'm visiting from MJB's site, so hey there = ))

but then again, you could always do far worse(like a bum off the street), hehe, j/k dear!