I'm going through a drought at the moment. At the moment? Who am I kidding? I've been in drought for years now. I'm NOT going to to tell you the number of years because at this point, I'm actually trying to forget.
You see, it's been years since I had a serious boyfriend. A good year since I dated anyone more than a month, and at least 6 months since I went on more than one date with a guy. Needless to say, I don't have guys lined up asking me out either. I think most nights I have my phone sit there in silence because NOBODY is calling. Like I said, it's a drought.
So how does this relate to guys barking up trees? "Trees" is my metaphor for girls, and the "barking" is the boy calling, texting, going after her. Most of the time, I don't have anyone "barking" up my tree. If guys are "barking", I'm usually not interested, or the guy doesn't "bark" that loud and they fade off.
One thing I've noticed(in my experience)is that guys are "barking" up more than one girls tree at a time. Even if that guy seems semi-interested in you, he's probably working 4 or 5 girls at the same time. It's a numbers game.
For instance, I had a guy texting me, "When are we getting together?" What are your plans for the weekend?" When I respond with my plans or lack thereof, I wouldn't hear anything back. CRICKETS!
Come to find out, this guy that wants to know when we're going to hang out invited some HOOTERS girl to a party as his date. And according to his buddy he had one chick at his place for the night, while another was knocking on his door! Fricking Really?
Or how about when I met Mr. Dallas. I remember when we met at the end of January 2006, he told me that he broke up with his girlfriend of 3 years that past August. So, we start hanging out, dating, you know? All the while his "ex" keeps calling him.
Now these two dated long distance. She lived in Dallas, while he lived in St. Louis where we met. When I met him he told me about girls he'd date in St. Louis and how lame they were. Well...here's where it gets good.
So he takes a business trip to Dallas and by this time we're dating a month or so. Anyway, he calls me one night to tell me "something." He said, "Remember when I went to Dallas for work awhile ago?" I said, "Yeah." Mr. Dallas: "Remember when I told you that I broke up with my ex back in August?" Me: "Yeah." Mr. Dallas: "Well I didn't break up with her until that weekend when I went down to Dallas."
HOLY CRAP!!! It's now MARCH!!
So, to give to you the recap in case you couldn't follow:
Mr. Dallas meets me in January, said he broke up with the ex in August.
Dates other girls in St. Louis while "broken up" with his ex from Dallas.
Breaks up with ex in March and has been dating me for at least 2 months at that point.
So not only did Mr. Dallas cheat on his girlfriend of 3 years with multiple girls in St. Louis, but then starts dating me all the while this poor girl is somewhat clueless back in Dallas.
You know what's really funny about it all? I remember going on a few dates with Mr. Dallas while there was another guy I was interested in(which was going nowhere)still kind of in the picture. Mr. Dallas asked me if I was still talking to other guys and I said there was one guy. He got all huffy and told me that he stopped talking to ALL other girls when he met me! Really??? Mr."I'm cheating on my girlfriend with multiple chicks" has the audacity to get on me about if I'm still talking to other guys??
I think of that story every once in awhile I get bothered. Wondering if he pulled that on me after he moved to Austin and would turn his phone off at night because "he didn't want to be bothered." Hmmm
Here's another story. I have a good friend that met a great guy. He has a great job, makes great money, is funny, fun, and seemed really into her. Called, texted, or emailed her everyday. Told her that he broke up with his girlfriend of 4 years when he started pursuing her. And may I add this guy pulled out all the stops. Even the cute little stuff like making her dinner. Well, guess what? The ex girlfriend wasn't such an ex after all. Nope, she was in the picture the entire time. And they're still together!
The reason I bring this up is because I think most girls (well at least this girl) can only focus on one guy at a time. There's no guys on a rotation. I don't have Mr. "Good For Now" lined up. While most guys probably are texting, dating, hooking up with a roster of chicks. Better yet, they're probably working on getting her lined up before they even break up with you.
If that doesn't make ya want to get out there and date I don't know what does! So just when you think there might be a guy that seems soooo into you, just remember there's probably a girl in front of you and one behind you to take your place. There's always another girl in the hopper.