How About We. . .
The typical line, “Hey, why don’t we go back to my place and watch a movie?” is unoriginal, over-used, and disgustingly effective. I believe it’s the most common “next move” step since the invention of television. It has the perfect storm for setting things up: a private, intimate setting; visual and audio distractions to use as a crutch rather than focusing on communicating. “Safe” small talk topics can be plentiful, and it can easily morph to serious conversation or. . . other stuff.
The disgusting part is any non-oblivious adult knows how to translate that question. A more truthful, but blunt, way would be:
“Hey, lets go back to my place and engage in some preliminary physical intimacy, ignore what ever is blaring from the idiot box, and grow more comfortable with our shared vibe. I’m hoping one of us gets enough courage to make the first move. Because I’m going out on a limb and asking you this, I’m trying to obliquely tell you that I hope we fuck later. Sound like a plan to you?”
Hypocritically, I admit that I’ve followed the script. Because, dammit, it’s safe–without opening yourself up for too much hurt if it’s rejected.
Still doesn’t mean I like it.
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