“Wow, you're really pretty for a --” I’m sure you know how this one goes. Through my adolescence and early-adulthood in Edmonton, Alberta, I consistently heard, and unfortunately, welcomed, this cringe-worthy phrase for far too long.
Here's the thing, I’m really outgoing. I can do anything on stage, say hello to strangers, do stand up, impersonations and joke with my friends for hours. That’s with friends or on stage, the rest of my life I spend struggling with small talk and God forbid I find a man attractive.
Honestly I don't think anyone knows, especially women. But I think I understand why women are so confused. Let’s discuss…
I don’t have a problem getting dates as I seem to fit the “norm” of what is considered attractive but, I don’t go on a lot of second dates, mostly because I know when I’m not into someone and I’d rather not waste my time.