ANYONE who gets arrogant enough with me to say they don't compete for men while I'm on a date with them has to know about some things. They are competing with things like music practice, art making, performing on stage, selling comics at conventions, going for walks, cooking recipes I like for myself, hanging out at Pocket Fishrman shows with friends, getting new tires for my car, watching The Rockford Files and Smiley's People on DVD, listening to baseball games on the internet, the list goes on and on. If ANYONE out there thinks that kind of attitude will get viable attention from me, well, I tend to set about letting them know the fact of the matter.
Why do I consistently see such an attitude towards me from so many women? Is it because I have a major mental illness? Is it my age? Both? I really don't know why those things would prompt such an attitude from so many women towards me, but I get that attitude so often in a variety of ways. My recovery from love addiction is progressive, I think, and that generally means I recognize that shit earlier and earlier in the development of a deal, and I take increasingly proactive steps to counter it. That is all.